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Happy birthday, spam! On what 35 years of spam has gotten us

May 3, 2013
Thirty five years ago today, Gary Thuerk sent out the first spam email. We mark the anniversary by trying to track down a spammer ourselves.
Posted In: spam, email, internet marketing
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Paul Krugman on tech's great divergence

Jan 1, 2013
Economist Paul Krugman talks about a new direction in 'the technology universe' that has taken shape over the last decade.
Posted In: Paul Krugman, Robots Ate My Job, wages, robots
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Always on (the Internet) in 2013, and controlling a robotic arm with a brain implant

Dec 30, 2012
Molly Wood of CNET gives her tech predictions for 2013, and Professor Andrew Schwartz describes research that helped a paraplegic woman control a robot arm with a brain implant.
Posted In: robotics, neuroscience, Google Glass, biotech
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Santa Claus 2.0: Building drones to replace Rudolph

Dec 24, 2012
A Santa Claus we met on the street in Brooklyn also happens to be an electrical engineering hobbyist who wants to 'replace reindeer with drones.'
Posted In: drones, Unmanned vehicles, Santa, engineering
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The Pope tweets, and Facebook users fail to get out the vote

Dec 12, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI prepares to send out his first tweets after officially joining Twitter, and Facebook users fail to vote on their own privacy settings in a large enough numbers for change.
Posted In: Pope tweets, Pope Benedict XVI, Facebook vote, Facebook privacy
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Avoiding hacks on Cyber Monday, and using low tech for modern space exploration

Nov 26, 2012
Cyber Monday can offer windfalls to hackers as well as shoppers, and even though our space travel ability is improving, we still use plenty of simple technologies to push it forward.
Posted In: NASA, Mars Curiosity, Cyber Monday, hacking
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Black Friday's tablet wars: which tablet is the best deal?

Nov 22, 2012
One of the hottest gadgets this holiday season will doubtless be the tablet...but which one?
Posted In: tablet, kindle fire, nexus, iPad
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How Obama’s campaign used big data to win, and how coke got hacked

Nov 9, 2012
To help tap financial donors and to get out the vote, we knew the Obama campaign was crunching big data. But, until now, it wasn't very clear how big.
Posted In: corporate spying, President Obama, big data
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Xbox's Orwellian patent, and when social media politics gets old

Nov 8, 2012
A new patent for Xbox Kinect might be trying to watch you for copyright owners, and users are getting tired of politics on social media, even though they're still posting about it.
Posted In: kinect, xbox 360, patents, social media
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Brian Eno on his new app, Scape, and new album, Lux

Nov 5, 2012
The celebrated musician and composer speaks about his new album and his new app.
Posted In: Roxy Music, Music, music technology, Brian Eno

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