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Will Science Have a Seat at President Trump’s Table?

Every president since FDR has had a science advisor. Trump has yet to name one or indicate leading candidates.

Internet of things

Alexa Gives Amazon
a Powerful Data Advantage

Millions of people talking with Alexa could help Amazon fight off Google in the home voice assistant market.

Security and privacy

New U.K. Surveillance Law Will Have Worldwide Implications

Even if you don’t live in Britain, the U.K.’s new “Snooper’s Charter” is worth watching. It could inspire other democratic nations to adopt aggressive surveillance policies.

Automated cars

Robot Cars Can Learn to Drive without Leaving the Garage

Playing video games and surfing Google Street View can teach software a lot about driving.

Internet of things

This $500 Tablet Brings Words to Blind Users’ Fingertips

The first of its kind, the device will include a touch screen and 14-line Braille display.

Genomic medicine

Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy

A startup called Ambrosia will fill your veins with the blood of young people and empty your pockets of $8,000.

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Closing the Digital Divide Isn’t Easy—But We Have to Try

The poorest people, who might benefit most from Internet access, are often the least likely to have it.

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Robotics

Smart machines are beginning to speak to us and act on their own.

View from the Marketplace

Enabling the Digital Revolution: SDN and Beyond

The promise of software-defined networking and solutions for its wider adoption were explored in depth at VMware’s inaugural future:net event.

View from the Marketplace

Big Data Game-Changer: Alibaba’s Double 11 Event Raises the Bar for Online Sales

The ever-expanding Double 11 Global Online Shopping Festival showcases Alibaba’s innovations in key technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.

Energy

Can we transform how we power and feed the world in time to head off climate change?

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