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In His New Book, Chuck Klosterman Thinks About The Present As If It Were The Past

In his new book, “But What if We’re Wrong?” author and essayist Chuck Klosterman visualizes today’s world from the perspective of those in the distant future.

Hiawatha Bray Talks Tech: Cell Phone Location And Warrants

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that police do not need a search warrant in order to get the location of a cell phone.

Rodney Brooks presenting the Baxter robot, a product of Rethink Robotics, during a TED talk. (Steve Jurvetson/Flickr)

‘We Hardly Understand Anything’: Rodney Brooks On Artificial Intelligence

“Artificial intelligence is really, really hard and we hardly understand anything, despite what some people say in the press.”

An Uber driver sits in his car near the San Francisco International Airport. In his new book, Thomas Frank argues the innovation economy has worsened economic disparity in the U.S. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Thomas Frank On Mass. Democrats And The Innovation Economy

In his new book, journalist Thomas Frank offers a passionate critique of Massachusetts Democrats and the booming economy they’ve helped create.

The MIT Hyperloop team's pod. (Alison Bruzek/WBUR)

MIT Hyperloop Team Reveals Award-Winning Design

Elon Musk envisioned the Hyperloop as an above-ground tube with pods that could travel at 700 miles per hour.

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in 2012. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

New SEC Rules Mean ‘Ordinary People’ Can Invest In Startups

Venture capital is a rarefied business with enormous risks and — potentially — enormous rewards.

What Happens When Facebook Curates Our News?

What happens when Facebook skews the news that bubbles up to the top of its “trending” list? At least according to one report, the social network was doing exactly that: demoting articles from some conservative outlets.

A Bloomgberg News analysis of Amazon Prime's same-day delivery showed predominantly black neighborhoods across the country were being left out. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

How To Teach Ethics To Algorithms

What happens when we sacrifice the human touch for pure, machine efficiency?

Comcast, the nation's largest cable television operator, at work (AP)

Does Ditching Cable TV Really Save You Money?

Would opening up cable box competition make cable more affordable?

Eric Lander On Genetic Research And The Patent Battle Over CRISPR

A revolutionary method of gene-editing called CRISPR holds the promise of changing the way we think about medicine, biology, and healthcare.

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