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Meet Our Future Robosimian Heroes
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Meet Our Future Robosimian Heroes

Not all robots are built for war and destruction.

Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg
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Stephen Hawking Asks a Big Question of Mark Zuckerberg

Stephen Hawking woke up Tuesday morning and immediately summoned his handlers.

How Apple's Embrace of the New ­sb Points to World Without Wires
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How Apple's Embrace of the New ­sb Points to World Without Wires

Ready or not, Apple's new MacBook is cutting the computing industry's cables.

Rosie or Jarvis: The Future of the Smart Home Is Still in the Air
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Rosie or Jarvis: The Future of the Smart Home Is Still in the Air

The tech industry once again can't decide: When it comes to the home of the future, will it have a centralized computer telling you when to mop floors, clean windows...

Hacker Mitnick Has a Plan to Help You Stay Safe Online
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Hacker Mitnick Has a Plan to Help You Stay Safe Online

Even famed hacker Kevin Mitnick—labeled a "computer terrorist" by the FBI in the '90s—worries about getting hacked.

Oculus Rift 'fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'minority Report' Fx Guru
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Oculus Rift 'fantastic' But Won't Replace Movies, Says 'minority Report' Fx Guru

Oculus Rift is "fantastic" but virtual reality won't replace movies just yet, according to two legends of special effects.

Intel Meets its 'makers,' with Chips For Diy Set and the Firms They'll Found
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Intel Meets its 'makers,' with Chips For Diy Set and the Firms They'll Found

Intel's Edison chip has been launched in a rocket, floated in a weather balloon, fitted into a futuristic light-emitting dress and used to power a dancing robot...

Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games For Palmer Luckey
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Virtual Reality Is More Than Just Video Games For Palmer Luckey

Palmer Luckey is on top of the world.

The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World
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The History of the Predator, the Drone that Changed the World

These days, the word drone is used to refer to just about any kind of remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft.

Arm Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories
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Arm Tries to Spread Its Chips to Forests, Felds, and Factories

Forest fire on the way? Building stress getting too high? Farmland too moist?

Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'
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Stephen Hawking: AI Could Be a 'real Danger'

I don't want to frighten you.

Getting Everyday Objects to Think
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Getting Everyday Objects to Think

If the so-called Internet of Things ever becomes one of those proverbial next big things in technology, Thomas Lee, a card-carrying member of the cohort of big...

How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong
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How Isaac Asimov Got 2014 Both So Right and So Wrong

In 1964, legendary writer of science fiction and science fact Isaac Asimov visited the World's Fair, where a General Electric pavilion chronicling advances in electric...

Life on Mars: Down But Not Out Says Mars Society Founder
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Life on Mars: Down But Not Out Says Mars Society Founder

Hopes of alien life on Mars were dashed Thursday when a paper published in the journal Scienceconcluded that the Curiosity rover has yet to find any methane gas...

Ito: Think Twice About Immortality and the Singularity
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Ito: Think Twice About Immortality and the Singularity

Ray Kurzweil's vision of the "singularity"—when nanobots make humans immortal and computer progress is so fast that the future becomes profoundly unknowable—is...

Jeff Jaffe Lights a Fire ­nder Web Standardization
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Jeff Jaffe Lights a Fire ­nder Web Standardization

 It's been an action-packed two years since Jeff Jaffe took over as the World Wide Web Consortium's chief executive, but more action is the order of the day at...

Marc Andreessen: Predictions For 2012 (and Beyond)
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Marc Andreessen: Predictions For 2012 (and Beyond)

Marc Andreessen's view of the world boils down to software.

Apple: Five Predictions For 2012
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Apple: Five Predictions For 2012

Expecting something from Apple can be a dangerous game, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to try and read the tea leaves every once in a while.

What Became of Multi-Core Programming Problems?
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What Became of Multi-Core Programming Problems?

As the Intel Developer Forum gets under way this week, one hardly unexpected theme of CEO Paul Otellini's keynote address was that Moore's Law continues. Ivy...

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Google's Self-Driving Wreck: Really Human Error?

When a self-driving car crashes, one just has to wonder about those robots. Are they really all they're cracked up to be? Or might they be just as cracked as...
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