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Maths Becomes biology's Magic Number
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Maths Becomes biology's Magic Number

"If you want a career in medicine these days you're better off studying mathematics or computing than biology."

How Will Virtual Reality Change Our Lives?
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How Will Virtual Reality Change Our Lives?

And it's not just gamers who are benefiting from the immersive possibilities it offers.

America's Crypto Battles
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America's Crypto Battles

John Miller reckons he can get into pretty much any safe.

Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace
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Brynjolfsson and McAfee: The Jobs that AI Can't Replace

At the heart of capitalism is the concept of creative destruction.

Tony Fadell: What Will Google's $3.2bn Guru Do Next?
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Tony Fadell: What Will Google's $3.2bn Guru Do Next?

When Google paid $3.2bn (£2.1bn) to buy Tony Fadell's start-up Nest in 2014, it got much more than just an internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector.

Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'Digital Dark Age'
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Google's Vint Cerf Warns of 'Digital Dark Age'

Vint Cerf, a "father of the internet", says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost.

AI Will Not Kill Us, Says Microsoft Research Chief
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AI Will Not Kill Us, Says Microsoft Research Chief

Microsoft Research's chief has said he thinks artificial intelligence systems could achieve consciousness, but has played down the threat to human life.

Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind
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Stephen Hawking Warns Artificial Intelligence Could End Mankind

He told the BBC: "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race."

The Defenders of Anonymity on the Internet
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The Defenders of Anonymity on the Internet

You may not realise it, but every time you open up your laptop or switch on your phone, you are at the heart of one of the greatest battles now taking place in...

Tor Project's Struggle to Keep the Dark Net in the Shadows
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Tor Project's Struggle to Keep the Dark Net in the Shadows

The BBC has interviewed Andrew Lewman, executive director of the Tor Project.

Should We Fear the Robots of the Future?
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Should We Fear the Robots of the Future?

The world's oldest technology magazine is the MIT Technology Review.

Robots: Can We Trust Them with Our Privacy?
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Robots: Can We Trust Them with Our Privacy?

Joss Wright is training a robot to freak people out.

Google Ruling 'Astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales
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Google Ruling 'Astonishing', Says Wikipedia Founder Wales

The European Courts of Justice ruled on Tuesday that an individual could demand that "irrelevant or outdated" information be deleted from results.

Are There Any Benefits to Losing Our Privacy?
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Are There Any Benefits to Losing Our Privacy?

In a digital world, our every move can be tracked, collected and analysed.

Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the NSA
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Snowden Leaks: The Man Who Watches Over the NSA

Whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations have revealed that a huge capability resides within America's National Security Agency to collect and analyse communications...

Neal Stephenson on Tall Towers and NSA Cyber-Spies
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Neal Stephenson on Tall Towers and NSA Cyber-Spies

Neal Stephenson is thinking big—20km (12.4 miles) big, to be precise.

Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future
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Lars Rasmussen: The Brains Behind Facebook's Future

For a man that made his career out of helping millions of people find their way around, Lars Rasmussen is frank about his own navigational shortcomings.

Lenovo's Quest to Be Cool
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Lenovo's Quest to Be Cool

China's Lenovo is on a roll. It has just been named the world's number one PC seller, and it has rapidly won the number two spot in mobile phones in its home market...

I meet Tumblr Whizz-Kid David Karp
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I meet Tumblr Whizz-Kid David Karp

There's a joke running around about social media: Facebook is how you want people to see you, Twitter is how you see yourself; Tumblr is—"Hey look! Funny cat picture...

Linus Torvalds: Linux Succeeded Thanks to Selfishness and Trust
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Linus Torvalds: Linux Succeeded Thanks to Selfishness and Trust

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has won the Millennium Technology Prize and an accompanying cheque for 600,000 euros ($756,000; £486,000) from the Technology Academy...
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