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Top video games of 2014

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Video games don’t have to be mindless entertainment that bring out the worst in human nature. They can teach empathy, offer reminders of our need for…

Old games for your new consoles

By Raymond Erikson
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Technology | So your family is about to get a shiny new video game console for Christmas—Playstation, Xbox, or Wii—and you need something to play besides glitzy murder…

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

An electronic offering plate? Churches join e-giving trend

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | It’s not usually good etiquette to fiddle with your cellphone during the church service. But if the recent trend in online giving to nonprofits extends to…

Could the internet superhighway benefit from fast and slow lanes?

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | The name “net neutrality” seems to connote an open and uncensored internet. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? President Barack Obama wants net…

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

ISIS lures teens through social media interaction

By Julia A. Seymour
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ISIS | ISIS is trying to build an Islamic caliphate in in Iraq and Syria, but it is also luring Westerners, including American teenagers, to its cause. The terrorist…

Words and actions

Words and actions

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Computers are now ‘learning’ to describe what’s happening in images

This hyper-connected world

This hyper-connected world

By Mindy Belz
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Culture | What’s to be done with that email backlog?

Be careful, little fingers, what you type

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case before the U.S. Supreme Court attempts to distinguish between harmless ranting over the internet and making illegal threats. Last week, the court heard…

McDonald’s, Starbucks resist calls to offer porn-free WiFi

By Kiley Crossland
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Technology | Despite nearly 25,000 supporters, a public campaign asking McDonald’s and Starbucks to install anti-pornography filters on their in-store free WiFi networks…

Never Alone offers real lessons in a virtual world

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Video games rarely give players lessons that can be applied outside their virtual worlds. Instead, they tend to default to power fantasies that do little to…

Our digital life together

By D.C. Innes
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Technology | In a 1974 interview (see video clip below), Arthur C. Clarke, the grand man of science fiction and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), confidently predicted…

Google’s medical nanobots would know you’re sick before you did

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Last month at The Wall Street Journal ’s WSJD Live global technology conference, Google announced a new initiative reminiscent of the classic 1966 thriller,

 
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