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Millennials can now storm the beaches of Normandy and fight Nazis with a new level of realism.
After decades of unbridled enthusiasm—bordering on addiction—about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology.
Imagine this: When you leave the house, your air conditioner and lights turn off automatically. Then when a motion sensor detects a person in the house, like your house cleaner, it sends an alert to your phone.
It was a very strange year for technology companies. They have become a "bipartisan whipping boy," a new sexist institution, responsible for the muddying of the presidential election, "ripping apart the social fabric," destroying…
After the 2009 Green Movement—a failed attempt to overturn a stolen presidential election through street protests—the Iranian political establishment took away one searing lesson: Never lose control of social media.
Assessing the uncertainties of the business models driving the sharing economy.
Seeking to remedy bad legislation with good science.
Reflections on a firm that encapsulated the American Century.
Seeking more effective strategies for training and nurturing CS postdocs to ensure their success.
Considering the double-edged sword of learning technologies in various academic settings.