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Video games are inching away from apps. Maybe every other industry can, too.
North Korea has moved quickly to expand its cyber capabilities, and Kim Jong Un himself has reportedly equated the importance of developing cyber capabilities to that of nuclear power.
It's here. The world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one Cory Doctorow also warned us about. Did you notice?
Thirty years ago, Geoffrey Hinton's belief in neural networks was contrarian. Now it's hard to find people who disagree with him.
Nature talks to Peter Shor 25 years after he showed how to make quantum computations feasible — and how they could endanger our data.
Considering the potential benefits versus the risks of privacy-enhancing technologies.
Reviewing the most significant changes recommended in the recently released U.S. Copyright Office Section 512 Study.
Three technical and legal approaches that create value from data and foster user trust.
By which 'critical' means an intellectual stance of skepticism, centering the consequences, limitations, and unjust impacts of computing in society.
Locating the strategic location of the IT junction constraint.
Using argument technology to strengthen critical literacy skills for assessing media reports.
SQL represents data stored in rows and tables, while high-growth NoSQL is data stores arranged via nested documents as columnar …
The design of today's electronic computers is usually not very appealing, in contrast to magnificent mechanical calculating machines from earlier …
The algorithm should be respected; the malgorithm should be rejected.
A human brain organoid was cultured in a week in …
A new version of physically unclonable functions could prevent even …
A 2020 locust plague in East Africa was mitigated by …