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The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead
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The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead

Dennis Crowley thought his 13-year dream might never come true. 

Quantum Computer Passes Math Test, But Doesn't Answer the Big Question
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Quantum Computer Passes Math Test, But Doesn't Answer the Big Question

Is the world's first commercial quantum computer the real deal or not?

Rsa Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using Nsa-Linked Algorithm
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Rsa Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using Nsa-Linked Algorithm


The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next
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The Science Behind the Netflix Algorithms That Decide What You'll Watch Next

If you liked 1960s Star Trek, the first non-Trek title that Netflix is likely to suggest to you is the original Mission: Impossible series (the one with the cool...

This Is the Woman at the Heart of Everything Google Builds
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This Is the Woman at the Heart of Everything Google Builds

There was a time when Melody Meckfessel juggled two wardrobes: one for one Google, and one for the rest of her life.

The Internet of Things: Open Garden
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The Internet of Things: Open Garden

When the Large Hadron Collider went online in 2009, most scientists saw it as an unprecedented opportunity to conduct experiments involving the building blocks...

The Watchers
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The Watchers

Looking down from 500 miles above Earth's surface, you could watch the FedEx Custom Critical Delivery truck move across the country along 3,140 miles of highway...

Spark: Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future of Big Data
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Spark: Open Source Superstar Rewrites Future of Big Data

Ram Sriharsha works in the engine room powering one of Silicon Valley's most influential companies. He’s an engineer at Yahoo.

The Secret War
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The Secret War

Inside Fort Meade, Maryland, a top-secret city bustles.

China Could Supplant U.S. as the Supercomputing Superpower
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China Could Supplant U.S. as the Supercomputing Superpower

Two weeks ago, Jack Dongarra flew to Changsha, China for a meeting with researchers at the National University of Defense Technology, home to the country's top...

'chinese Google' ­nveils Visual Search Engine Powered By Fake Brains
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'chinese Google' ­nveils Visual Search Engine Powered By Fake Brains

Chinese search giant Baidu has served up its first ever visual search engine, which allows users to finally query the web using only images as input instead of...

Computer Brain Escapes Google's X Lab to Supercharge Search
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Computer Brain Escapes Google's X Lab to Supercharge Search

Two years ago Stanford professor Andrew Ng joined Google's X Lab, the research group that's given us Google Glass and the company's driverless cars. His mission...

Why Even Google Will Embrace Cellphone Chips in the Data Center
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Why Even Google Will Embrace Cellphone Chips in the Data Center

Jason Mars is a rarity. He's an outsider with regular access to Google's data centers.

New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans For World's Most Popular Mobile Os
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New Android Boss Finally Reveals Plans For World's Most Popular Mobile Os

For the past few years, Sundar Pichai has been part of a tag-team routine staged at Google's annual I/O developer conference.

Why Even Google Will Embrace Cellphone Chips in the Data Center
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Why Even Google Will Embrace Cellphone Chips in the Data Center

A recent research paper suggests Google can achieve significant cost savings by using specific processors for particular software tasks. 

How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the ­ltimate AI Brain
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How Ray Kurzweil Will Help Google Make the ­ltimate AI Brain

Google has always been an artificial intelligence company, so it really shouldn't have been a surprise that Ray Kurzweil, one of the leading scientists in the field...

'chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley
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'chinese Google' Opens Artificial-Intelligence Lab in Silicon Valley

It doesn't look like much.

How Google Remade the Computer Science Researcher
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How Google Remade the Computer Science Researcher

John Wilkes spent a year negotiating his move to Google, and when he finally agreed to join the company, he still didn’t know what he’d be working on.

The Future of the Internet Is Still Ads—and You're the Inventory
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The Future of the Internet Is Still Ads—and You're the Inventory

Ads pay for the Internet, or at least for what most of us do online.

Hong Kong Looks to Build ­nderground Datacentre Caves
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Hong Kong Looks to Build ­nderground Datacentre Caves

With more than seven million people squeezed in to around 1,100sq km of land space, and property prices regularly ranking among the highest in the world, Hong Kong...
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