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As Apple Battled the FBI for the last two months over the agency's demands that Apple help crack its own encryption, both the tech community and law enforcement hoped that Congress would weigh in with some sort of compromise…
Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of the chipmaker Nvidia, is either very prescient or very lucky.
Misconception: Computers will outstrip human capabilities within many of our lifetimes.
Birding — the amateur pursuit of watching and monitoring bird populations — is a big deal. The numbers back it up.
Soon after Devon Godfrey was shot to death in his apartment in Harlem on the evening of April 12, 2010, officers with the New York Police Department thought they knew who did it.
It's welcome news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has dropped its legal effort to force Apple to help it create a method of accessing data on a locked iPhone 5C used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the perpetrators ofSan…
Nearly 20 years ago, after a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue beat the world grandmaster Garry Kasparov, I wrote an article about why humans would long remain the champions in the game of Go.
In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue system defeated the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov.
Concerned because you can't pry your daughter away from Minecraft? Worried that your son spends every moment obsessing over moves in the super-popular video game?
Is universal access to the Internet a realistic method for addressing worldwide socioeconomic inequality?
Whether global companies succeed or fail often depends on how effectively they develop and maintain cooperative relationships with other organizations and governments.
The proliferation of social media usage has not resulted in significant social change.
What's in a name?
As far as we know, only three or four original specimens of the Roman hand abacus have survived.
We don't experience program loops as blocks, started over, because time is one-way.