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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,

The debate over whether to clone a woolly mammoth, Jurassic Park style

By Julie Borg
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Science | Scientists in Siberia uncovered a woolly mammoth so well-preserved it might be possible to extract DNA and create a living clone. Researchers are debating…

Put down that snowball! The internet deleted the snow day.

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Students might soon have to give up their cherished snow days thanks to the ubiquitousness of something else they love—technology. November’s arctic…

Latest Call of Duty game asks players to consider war’s cost

By Drew Dixon
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Technology | Early in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare , the player character’s best friend is killed in combat. Immediately afterward, Jack Mitchell reflects, “when you…

Forecasting Ebola

Forecasting Ebola

By Michael Cochrane
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Technology | Researchers use high-powered computers to predict a deadly virus’ spread

Computers may soon be able to read minds

By Julie Borg
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Science | Mind reading devices are no longer confined to the world of science fiction. Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley have developed a computer…

‘Net neutrality’ or government meddling?

By Daniel James Devine
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Technology | Conservatives say the free market can best determine internet speed and access

Why we don’t have online voting (and won’t for a long while)

By Michael Cochrane
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Elections | Society deems the voting process so important that it must be 100 percent reliable. We may tolerate failures with our cars and computers, but not our…

Destiny is fun but not as epic as advertised

By Ben Cogan
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Technology | For those familiar with the video game industry, the name Bungie carries a lot of weight. Bungie is the game studio that created Halo , a super franchise…

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