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Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?
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Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture...

WikiLeaks' Attack on U.S. Intelligence
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WikiLeaks' Attack on U.S. Intelligence

Tuesday's WikiLeaks release exposing thousands of detailed documents on CIA hacking tools is an unbridled attack on U.S. intelligence operations with little or...

Why the Biggest Challenge Facing AI Is an Ethical One
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Why the Biggest Challenge Facing AI Is an Ethical One

Artificial intelligence is everywhere and it's here to stay.

Africa Needs More Women Computer Scientists: How To Make It Happen
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Africa Needs More Women Computer Scientists: How To Make It Happen

Computer science is an especially male-dominated university course all over the world. I have some ideas about how to throw open more doors for women computer scientists...

Trump's Wiretap Rant Betrays Ignorance of the Law
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Trump's Wiretap Rant Betrays Ignorance of the Law

President Donald Trump set the political and national security community on fire Saturday morning, starting the day with a four-part Twitter rant alleging that...

The Wisdom of Nokia's Dumbphone
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The Wisdom of Nokia's Dumbphone

They weighed heavy in pockets and jackets and bags, for they were thick and bulky, not lithe and narrow. 

I'm Marching to Fight the Alarming War on Science. Join Me
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I'm Marching to Fight the Alarming War on Science. Join Me

Two new public marches and demonstrations focused on science and climate change have been scheduled for April. I plan to be at both.

Boston Dynamics' New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel
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Boston Dynamics' New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel

If you're ever feeling down, do yourself a favor and watch some footage from the 2015 Darpa Robotics Challenge.

 Listen, Technology Holdouts: Enough Is Enough
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Listen, Technology Holdouts: Enough Is Enough

Even as fanatic customers can be counted on to line up outside the Apple store for the latest iPhone, there are still millions of Americans who don't use a smartphone...

Hollywood Has No Idea What to Do with VR
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Hollywood Has No Idea What to Do with VR

Would you watch a virtual-reality Casablanca?

Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left
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Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren't pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth.

No, Robots Aren't Killing the American Dream
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No, Robots Aren't Killing the American Dream

Defenders of globalization are on solid ground when they criticize President Trump's threats of punitive tariffs and border walls.

Learning with Mobile Technologies
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Learning with Mobile Technologies

Considering the challenges, commitments, and quandaries.

Misconceptions About Computer Science
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Misconceptions About Computer Science

Common misconceptions about computer science hinder professional growth and harm the identity of computing.

Where Review Goes Wrong
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Where Review Goes Wrong

Examining professional misconduct among academic publication examiners.

Supreme Court on Design Patent Damages in <i>Samsung v. Apple</i>
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Supreme Court on Design Patent Damages in Samsung v. Apple

Considering influences leading to the recent U.S Supreme Court decision in a years-long case that Apple filed against Samsung over iPhone design infringement.

Texting and Driving Isn't a Millennial Problem. It's an Engineering Problem
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Texting and Driving Isn't a Millennial Problem. It's an Engineering Problem

Millennials love their smartphones and refuse to drive without them. No amount of fist shaking or age shaming will fix this problem. Banishing distracted driving...

Who Will Be Hurt – and Helped – If U.S. Tech Industry Can't Hire the World's Best Talent?
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Who Will Be Hurt – and Helped – If U.S. Tech Industry Can't Hire the World's Best Talent?

The H-1B visa program is a major contributor to U.S. economic growth but is quite bad for domestic computer scientists, according to recently published research...

Congress Could Make Self-Driving Cars Happen — or Ruin Everything
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Congress Could Make Self-Driving Cars Happen — or Ruin Everything

Congress can address all open questions about robocar technologies and ensure they succeed. Or they can screw it all up.

Will Algorithms Erode Our Decision-Making Skills?
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Will Algorithms Erode Our Decision-Making Skills?

Algorithms are embedded into our technological lives, helping accomplish a variety of tasks like making sure that email makes it to your aunt or that you're matched...
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