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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You
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How the Supreme Court Ruling Affects Aereo, the Cloud, and You

The chief of streaming-TV start-up Aereo has said his mission to bring unbundled broadcast TV to the Internet has greater stakes than just the fate of his company—and...

5 Questions For Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the Nsa
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5 Questions For Edward Snowden That Aren't Exactly About the Nsa

The world's most famous former intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, is scheduled to answer questions posted on Twitter in an hour-long Webcast on Thursday.

How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong
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How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong

In 1964, legendary writer of science fiction and science fact Isaac Asimov visited the World's Fair, where a General Electric pavilion chronicling advances in electric...

Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess
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Intelligence Chief Clapper Cites 'casablanca' in Dismissing Merkel Mess

You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss, a spy is just a spy.

At 15, Google's Ambitions Remain ­nbridled
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At 15, Google's Ambitions Remain ­nbridled

Google turned 15 on Friday, smack in the middle of its adolescence.

Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple
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Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple

Apple is today releasing the much-anticipated iOS 7, and with it, the biggest overhaul of its mobile operating system since it debuted in 2007 with the original...

Here's Why Bitcoin Is the Future of Money
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Here's Why Bitcoin Is the Future of Money

The interesting thing about Bitcoin isn't what it is today. What's interesting is that this experiment is turning into a serious proving ground for the idea of...

Twitter, Hate Speech, and the Costs of Keeping Quiet
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Twitter, Hate Speech, and the Costs of Keeping Quiet

Last month was a bittersweet seventh birthday for Twitter.

From 'wargames' to Aaron Swartz: How ­.s. Anti-Hacking Law Went Astray
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From 'wargames' to Aaron Swartz: How ­.s. Anti-Hacking Law Went Astray

Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide while facing the possibility of a felony criminal conviction, was prosecuted under a law that was never...

Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook
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Why Teens Are Tiring of Facebook

To understand where teens like to spend their virtual time nowadways, just watch them on their smartphones.

The Mystery of Google Street View's Blurred Brooklyn Brownstone
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The Mystery of Google Street View's Blurred Brooklyn Brownstone

We've all had shifty neighbors.

Social Media: Five Predictions For 2013
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Social Media: Five Predictions For 2013

When you think of social media these days, you probably think primarily of Facebook and Twitter, and perhaps Instagram. But while those services have massive—and...

How Google Is Becoming an Extension of Your Mind
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How Google Is Becoming an Extension of Your Mind

It's time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.

Schmidt: The Web Will Dissolve National Barriers
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Schmidt: The Web Will Dissolve National Barriers

Google's Eric Schmidt believes the Internet is breaking down national barriers. "Loyalty is not just to a nation but to friends and interests," Schmidt said in...

­.s. Senators: No Time to Lose on Strengthening Cybersecurity
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­.s. Senators: No Time to Lose on Strengthening Cybersecurity

Four U.S. senators sound a warning on cybersecurity, comparing the present to the days prior to September 11, 2001. The system is blinking red, and we are failing...

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What I Learned from Steve Jobs

 Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs. But few, if any, of these people have been inside the tent and experienced first hand what it was...

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The America Invents Act and the Individual Inventor

Much has been said about how the newly passed patent reform legislation, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, benefits large corporations. While that argument...

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Who Is Behind the Hacks?

Every day there's another report of a computer hack. Yesterday it was a video game company and a U.S. Senate database. And today it could be the Federal Reserve...

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Is It Better to Buy Apple Products or Apple Stock?

Sometimes, people have the most wonderful ideas. And not merely people at Apple. A software-engineering intern at Twilio (who also happens to be a computer science...

Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma
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Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma

Wolfram Research, a software company with deep mathematical and scientific expertise, is expanding to the broad education market with a range of mobile apps.
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