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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.

Evaluating a Startup Venture
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Evaluating a Startup Venture

Considering the key elements of successful startups.

When Faster Is Slower
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When Faster Is Slower

How the speed of modern tools may decelerate development.

The Naming of Hosts Is a Difficult Matter
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The Naming of Hosts Is a Difficult Matter

Also, the perils of premature rebooting.

Controlling For Cybersecurity Risks of Medical Device Software
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Controlling For Cybersecurity Risks of Medical Device Software

Medical device hacking is a red herring. But the flaws are real.

Beyond Efficiency
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Beyond Efficiency

Esteem for efficiency should be tempered with respect for robustness.

Why I'll Never Ditch My Blackberry
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Why I'll Never Ditch My Blackberry

My BlackBerry is my lifeline.

Large Patent Holders Hate This Reform Proposal. That’s a Good Sign.
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Large Patent Holders Hate This Reform Proposal. That’s a Good Sign.

The fight over patent reform has turned into a two-front war.

The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Blackberry
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The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Blackberry

Beleaguered gadgetmaker BlackBerry said on Monday that it's signed a tentative agreement to be purchased by a group led by Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial...

Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments
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Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments

Comments can be bad for science. That's why, here at PopularScience.com, we're shutting them off.

Lost to the Ages
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Lost to the Ages

You are standing on a dock beside the jutting masts and crow's nest of a sunken ship, water lapping calmly under your feet.

How Ios 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design
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How Ios 7 Will Spark a Boom in App Design

You probably feel strongly about iOS 7.

Does Digital Age Overcomplicate Design?
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Does Digital Age Overcomplicate Design?

There is a scene in the television series "Boss" in which the mayor of Chicago, played by Kelsey Grammer, is discovered by his wife washing bed sheets by hand at...

Apple: The 64-Bit Question
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Apple: The 64-Bit Question

There's been an interesting sideshow in tech land since Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S last week: Does having the first 64-bitmicroprocessor in a phone mean anything...

Civics For a Digital Age
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Civics For a Digital Age

Over half of the world’s population lives in urban environments, and that number is rapidly growing according to the World Health Organization.

To Boldly Go Nowhere, For Now
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To Boldly Go Nowhere, For Now

On Aug. 20, NASA's administrator formally welcomed the newest candidates of the astronaut corpsand released a space exploration roadmap that includes robotic and...

The New National Identity Is What Smartphone You Prefer, and Nobody's Quite Sure Why
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The New National Identity Is What Smartphone You Prefer, and Nobody's Quite Sure Why

In a fascinating note at Asymco, mobile analyst and ex-Nokian Horace Dediu details how people's taste in smartphones varies from place to place:

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...

Ios 7, Thoroughly Reviewed
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Ios 7, Thoroughly Reviewed

When we reviewed iOS 6 a year ago, we called it a "spit-and-polish" release and stand by that assessment today.

The 'legalization' of China’s Internet Crackdown
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The 'legalization' of China’s Internet Crackdown

Internet usage—especially microblogging on Sina Weibo, China’s largest Twitter-like social media site—is presenting new challenges and new attempts to meet them...
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