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Microsoft and Alibaba claimed software could read like a human. There's more to the story than that.

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Blood tests can detect eight of the most common cancers—but their accuracy still isn’t high enough to be used clinically.

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New research advances techniques for finding and exploiting known vulnerabilities in IoT devices automatically.

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ESL is bringing two of its leagues exclusively to Facebook Watch. Are no-scope 360 headshots the new "meaningful interaction"?

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Both CES and the Detroit Auto Show happen early in the year, and while they suggest an electric and autonomous future, there’s mileage left in gas.

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YouTube has taken new steps to limit who can profit from views—which may leave the next generation of creators in the lurch.

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When temperatures drop below -6 degrees F, engineers in Manitoba will bring the freeze to Boeing's new engine.

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Apple said it will pay an estimated $38 billion in tax to bring back to the US some of the $252 billion it has stashed overseas, following passage of the new tax law.

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Labo is a set of cardboard, build-it-yourself accessories for Nintendo's super-popular Switch gaming console.

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Entrepreneurs are selling VCs a vision of cheap, surgery-free cancer screening based on blood tests, even before symptoms appear.

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When researchers put a popular criminal justice algorithm up against a bunch of Mechanical Turks, they came out about even.

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Researchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent. That could have implications for how humanity arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris.

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A discussion about diversity in product design with Google's Lilian Rincon. Recorded live at CES 2018.

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Just put on this goofy helmet, and the car could know what you'll do before you do it.

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Set up an intersection the wrong way, and an oncoming car can be completely blind to an oncoming biker—with fatal consequences.

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Starting with an $11 billion investment and an SUV to rival Tesla's Model X, called the Mach 1.

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For years it's been the stuff of science fiction. Now NASA's shown that pulsar navigation works.

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James O'Keefe's Project Veritas has targeted Twitter, after the social media giant took steps to curb abuse on its platform.

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The devious rhythmic combat game is a grueling meditation on what a boss fight is worth.

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Vacant buildings are more than just an economic threat. They're also a public safety concern. And it turns out they have their own sort of gravitational pull.

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For all their advances, robots still struggle with the human world. They get stuck. They get assaulted. But not to worry: Help is just a call center away.

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A lawsuit from a former nanny brings new allegations against Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the heart of the Uber/Waymo dispute.

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The San Francisco startup helps restricts smartphone use in places where the people in charge don’t want it. But in allowing this, we may be compromising something about ourselves.

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What’s astounding about Kal Turnbull's brainchild is that no single radioactive topic—not Trump, Brexit, sex, guns—has overrun the subreddit.

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Special Issue: How technology is upending everything we thought we knew about public discourse.

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