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UPDATED: In AI milestone, computer passes Turing test
— 11:10 AM on June 9, 2014

In 1950, Alan Turing, widely considered to be one of the founding...

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Friday night topic: Do you even lift, bro?
— 5:36 PM on June 6, 2014

Video of Barack Obama's workout routine leaked on the Internet this week. The U.S. President apparently ducked into a hotel gym in Poland to...

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Friday night topic: your worst tech purchase?
— 8:47 PM on May 30, 2014

What was the biggest stinker, the worst bit of tech gear you ever foolishly parted with money to obtain? Mine was a Quantum Bigfoot 5.25" hard...

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Friday night topic: whatchya got cookin'?
— 5:20 PM on May 23, 2014

A long weekend is upon us, it's springtime, and that means festivities—most of them involving food. For many of us, it's time to fire...

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Friday night topic: A change of perspective
— 7:31 PM on May 9, 2014

I've been spending a fair chunk of the past few evenings watching the official video feed of the International Space Station. The feed went up...

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Friday night topic: Are y'all pumped for World War III?
— 5:32 PM on May 2, 2014

I've been keeping track of the situation in Ukraine since the start of the Euromaidan protests last November. Lately, things seem to have gotten much...

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Friday night topic: Web-comic serials
— 4:50 PM on April 25, 2014

I believe we've had a Friday night topic at some point in the past about web comics, but that discussion was mostly about day-to-day strips...

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Micro-bots are spooky cool, could be used in manufacturing
— 9:57 AM on April 17, 2014

A company called SRI International, working as part of the Darpa-funded Open Manufacturing Program, is developing a series of miniature robots that can move around...

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AMD earnings previewed
— 6:23 PM on April 16, 2014

With AMD set to report its first-quarter earnings results tomorrow, NASDAQ.com and The Motley Fool have each written previews of what to expect...

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Google buys Titan Aerospace
— 12:44 PM on April 16, 2014

Earlier in the week, Google bought solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace. For those not familiar with Titan, this is what they do: Titan makes unmanned,...

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Etc.
— 11:56 AM on April 16, 2014

Hey everyone. You might have noticed that it's a little quiet around here today. That's because Scott, Geoff, and I are all away from our desks...

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Intel reports first-quarter financials
— 3:58 PM on April 15, 2014

The numbers are out. Intel Corporation reported $12.8 billion in first-quarter revenue, $2.5 billion in operating income, $1.9 billion in net income, and an...

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Google updates its terms of service
— 6:16 AM on April 15, 2014

Yesterday, Google updated its terms of service. In so doing, Google has revealed that they in fact scan outgoing and incoming e-mails so that...

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Coverage of NSA snooping nets Pulitzer Prize for The Guardian and The Washington Post
— 6:13 AM on April 15, 2014

The Guardian and The Washington Post received journalism's most prestigious award on Monday. Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA's surveillance program has led to...

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Friday night topic: the unwritten rules of tipping
— 5:04 PM on April 11, 2014

When you think about it, giving extra money to folks who do certain jobs is kind of a weird tradition. Yet we practice it regularly....

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Friday night topic: the new hybrid hypercars
— 5:18 PM on April 4, 2014

In my youth, the walls of my bedroom were plastered with posters of supercars. There was a Lamborghini Countach, a Ferrari Testarossa, and a Porsche...

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Friday night topic: The new Cosmos series
— 5:27 PM on March 28, 2014

I've been a long-time fan of the original Cosmos TV series, and since the March 9 premiere, I've been eagerly watching the new, reimagined show...

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U.S. taxpayers should treat cryptocurrencies as property
— 10:44 AM on March 26, 2014

The filing deadline for U.S. taxes is coming up, and the Internal Revenue Service has drafted guidelines for accounting for Bitcoins and other virtual currencies....

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