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Mark Sagar Made a Baby in His Lab. Now It Plays the Piano
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Mark Sagar Made a Baby in His Lab. Now It Plays the Piano

People get up to weird things in New Zealand.

Google's Driverless-Car Czar on Taking the Human Out of the Equation
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Google's Driverless-Car Czar on Taking the Human Out of the Equation

You devoted your life to human-driven transportation, engineering SUVs at Ford and taking Hyundai (as U.S. CEO and president) to record levels of sales in the U...

Remembering Silicon Valley's First Giant, Intel's Andrew Grove
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Remembering Silicon Valley's First Giant, Intel's Andrew Grove

Silicon Valley is full of logical absolutists, people who will follow a line of argument wherever it goes, no matter what the human repercussions.

Apple's Deep Learning Curve
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Apple's Deep Learning Curve

In the world of artificial intelligence, one of the year's biggest coming-out parties is the Neural Information Processing Systems conference.

The Little-Known Programming Problem Inside Dynamic Scoring
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The Little-Known Programming Problem Inside Dynamic Scoring

Dynamic scoring, as adopted on Jan. 6 by the House of Representatives, seems like the ultimate no-brainer.

Reasons to Land on a Comet: What the Rosetta Mission Can Learn
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Reasons to Land on a Comet: What the Rosetta Mission Can Learn

After a journey that took more than a decade, the world is scheduled to witness a first when the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission attempts to land a small...

Why Rite Aid and CVS Stopped Taking Apple Pay
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Why Rite Aid and CVS Stopped Taking Apple Pay

The introduction of Apple Pay last Monday was widely described as the dawn of a new era for smartphone payments.

Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture
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Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture

Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.

Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile
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Google's Sundar Pichai Is the Most Powerful Man in Mobile

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, Samsung introduced new software for its tablets, called the Magazine UX.

Is China a Scientific Powerhouse?
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Is China a Scientific Powerhouse?

China has vastly expanded higher education over the past three decades—in 1982, less than 1 percent of China’s twenty-somethings had attended college; by 2010,...

UnGoogle Me: The Case for Scrubbing Search Results
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UnGoogle Me: The Case for Scrubbing Search Results

The Internet has much to say about the recent ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, which determines that if a person wants some personal information...

A Creator of Skynet Ponders Google
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A Creator of Skynet Ponders Google

After an eight-year detour in which he served as governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has returned to his true calling as a cyborg assassin.

Facebook Turns 10: The Mark Zuckerberg Interview
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Facebook Turns 10: The Mark Zuckerberg Interview

Mark Zuckerberg doesn't usually observe sentimental anniversaries.

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North Dakota Pitches Itself As a Utopia for Drones

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration named six sites dedicated to the research and testing of unmanned aerial systems, or drones.

The Dollar Will Never Fall to Bitcoin
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The Dollar Will Never Fall to Bitcoin

Last month, several people appeared before a U.S. Senate committee to defend bitcoin, among them Patrick Murck, general counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation...

Why Bitcoin Needs Banks
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Why Bitcoin Needs Banks

On a mission to convince the world that Bitcoin is enduring and serious, enthusiasts convened at a place that symbolizes the ephemeral and the glitzy: Las Vegas...

The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry: An Oral History
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The Rise and Fall of BlackBerry: An Oral History

In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of Windsor, founded...

Charlie Rose Talks to Nathan Myhrvold
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Charlie Rose Talks to Nathan Myhrvold

You worked for years at Microsoft, where things now look uncertain.

The False Promise of Classroom Technology
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The False Promise of Classroom Technology

The cover story of Life magazine on Oct. 16 was "U.S. Schools: They Face a Crisis."

Why the Googlification of Obamacare Really Matters
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Why the Googlification of Obamacare Really Matters

The Internet is piling yet more vitriol on the shoddy Obamacare rollout in response to a report, by Bloomberg's Alex Wayne, that the administration has recruited...
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