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The Void's Creator Details His Vision for Unleashing Virtual Reality's Full Potential
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The Void's Creator Details His Vision for Unleashing Virtual Reality's Full Potential

In a 60-by-60-foot room in Salt Lake City, Ken Bretschneider is taking virtual reality experiences to another level.

40 Busy Years Later, a Microsoft Founder Considers His Creation
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40 Busy Years Later, a Microsoft Founder Considers His Creation

Looking at Microsoft’s sprawling product line and 118,000 or so employees, it’s easy to forget that the company started with one modest product made by two ambitious...

3 Questions on Killer Robots
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3 Questions on Killer Robots

Delegates to the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons are meeting this week in Geneva to discuss fully autonomous weapons—machines that could...

First White House Data Chief Discusses His Top Priorities
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First White House Data Chief Discusses His Top Priorities

Data science is not entirely new to Washington, D.C.—nor is DJ Patil, who was recently named as the U.S.'s first chief data scientist.

How Facebook's Chief Geek Will Meld Reality with the Oculus
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How Facebook's Chief Geek Will Meld Reality with the Oculus

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer turned 40 last month. He (just barely) blew out a row of 40 candles during a mini-celebration at company headquarters...

Apple's Tim Cook Leads Different
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Apple's Tim Cook Leads Different

Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple's CEO.

DJ Patil Talks Nerdy to Us
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DJ Patil Talks Nerdy to Us

DJ Patil was recently named the White House's deputy chief technology officer for data policy and chief data scientist, making him the first-ever national datacoined...

The Shape of Things to Come
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The Shape of Things to Come

In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has...

Astro Teller, Google's ‘Captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X
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Astro Teller, Google's ‘Captain of Moonshots,' on Making Profits at Google X

Google is all over the place.

J. Craig Venter on DNA and Life's Mysteries
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J. Craig Venter on DNA and Life's Mysteries

J. Craig Venter is in the life business.

Tetris Creators Talk Virtual Reality, Touch Screens, History, E-Sports
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Tetris Creators Talk Virtual Reality, Touch Screens, History, E-Sports

As the second and final day of the 2015 DICE Summit came to a close, Alexey Pajitnov took the stage in a rare public appearance to talk frankly about the history...

Google Brain's Co-inventor Tells Why He's Building Chinese Neural Networks
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Google Brain's Co-inventor Tells Why He's Building Chinese Neural Networks

To chat with Andrew Ng I almost have to tackle him.

Hands-On With Microsoft's Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles
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Hands-On With Microsoft's Unbelievable New Holographic Goggles

It's the end of October, when the days have already grown short in Redmond, Washington, and gray sheets of rain are just beginning to let up.

9 of the World's Leading Designers Talk About What Matters Now
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9 of the World's Leading Designers Talk About What Matters Now

Design is in flux.

Snowden: U.S. Has Put Too Much Emphasis on Cyber-offense, Needs Defense
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Snowden: U.S. Has Put Too Much Emphasis on Cyber-offense, Needs Defense

In an on-camera interview with James Bamford for an upcoming episode of PBS' NOVA, Edward Snowden warned that the U.S. Department of Defense and National Security...

Tech's Lost Chapter: An Oral History of Boston's Rise and Fall
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Tech's Lost Chapter: An Oral History of Boston's Rise and Fall

In the popular telling, the dawn of personal computing begins in the summer of 1976, when Steve Wozniak showed off the Apple I at a meeting of the Homebrew Computer...

Baidu's Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley
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Baidu's Andrew Ng on Deep Learning and Innovation in Silicon Valley

Six months ago, Chinese Internet-search giant Baidu signaled its ambitions to innovate by opening an artificial-intelligence center in Silicon Valley, in Google's...

Google CEO on Moonshots: Find a 'Zero Million Dollar' Research Problem
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Google CEO on Moonshots: Find a 'Zero Million Dollar' Research Problem

To succeed at a moonshot, you need curiosity, impulse, and a problem that no one seems to be investing in.

For Rosetta Mission's Scientists, the Thrill Is in the Comet Chase
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For Rosetta Mission's Scientists, the Thrill Is in the Comet Chase

Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding...

FT Interview with Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page
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FT Interview with Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page

Wouldn't the world be a happier place if 90 per cent of the people with jobs put their feet up instead and left the robots to do the work?
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