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An Html For Numbers
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An Html For Numbers

The Age of Data is just around the corner, right where it has been for years. As someone who spends a lot his time creating visualizations, I've been hoping for...

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Space Stasis

What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation.

The Purpose of Science Fiction
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The Purpose of Science Fiction

How it teaches governments—and citizens—how to understand the future of technology.

The Triumph of Hacker Culture
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The Triumph of Hacker Culture

Stuxnet and the iconic, pioneering hacker Captain Crunch.

Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period
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Why You Should Never, Ever Use Two Spaces After a Period

Can I let you in on a secret? Typing two spaces after a period is totally, completely, utterly, and inarguably wrong. And yet people who use two spaces are everywhere...

The Case Against the Consumer Electronics Show
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The Case Against the Consumer Electronics Show

A year ago, Steve Ballmer took the stage of the Consumer Electronics Show to tout a technology that he promised would change the world: the Windows operating...

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"this Paper Should Not Have Been Published"

Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life.

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Every Day We Write the Book

What would happen if Facebook made its data available for research?

Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?
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Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?

American broadband capacity might not be able to keep up with everyone who wants to stream movies.

Don't Stick It In: The Dangers of ­sb Drives
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Don't Stick It In: The Dangers of ­sb Drives

Talking to a computer security researcher about Stuxnet is like asking an art critic to describe the finer points of the Mona Lisa. The world's top cybersecurity...

Ban Drone-Porn War Crimes
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Ban Drone-Porn War Crimes

Death by joystick is immoral and illegal.

Facebook Knows Where You Are
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Facebook Knows Where You Are

The social network's new Places feature will make it more difficult to lie to your friends.

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Evil?

The alleged Google-Verizon deal that's endangering net neutrality.

Charging the Wikileaks Leaker with Treason Would Be Absurd
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Charging the Wikileaks Leaker with Treason Would Be Absurd

Should Pvt. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst charged with leaking troves of classified documents to WikiLeaks, be tried for treason? And what about...

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The Wikileaks Paradox

Is radical transparency compatible with total anonymity?

How Often Does Your Phone Drop Calls?
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How Often Does Your Phone Drop Calls?

Apple, Research in Motion, and the rest of the cell phone industry don't want you to know.

Lithium: Why It Makes Such Great Batteries
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Lithium: Why It Makes Such Great Batteries

One theme I ran into over and over while writing about the periodic table was the future of energy and the question of which element or elements will replace carbon...

The Cyborg Insects Are Coming!
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The Cyborg Insects Are Coming!

Telepathic helmets. Grid-computing swarms of cyborg insects, some for surveillance, some with lethal stingers. New cognitive-enhancement drugs. (What? AdderallProvigil...

Why Publishers Should Beware the App Store
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Why Publishers Should Beware the App Store

In a brilliant column published 16 years ago, the Italian philosopher Umberto Eco explained the difference between Apple and Microsoft in terms of the divide between...

Has Apple Reached the Limits of Industrial Design?
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Has Apple Reached the Limits of Industrial Design?

The next iPhone is going to look amazing. This is as close to a truism as you get in the tech industry--it's sort of like predicting that Warren Buffett will make...
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