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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
Inside Alphabet's moonshot division, X, which wants to build the next Google by nurturing invention and innovation, finding radical but feasible solutions   —  I. The Question  —  A snake-robot designer, a balloon scientist, a liquid-crystals technologist, an extradimensional physicist …
Oct 15, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
An in-depth look at Facebook's role in eroding the informational underpinnings of democracy during the 2016 election, and why it was so hard to see it coming   —  In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.
Oct 14, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
How Sweden's strong safety net, low corporate taxes, and deregulation of industries to promote competition gave rise to its thriving startup community   —  STOCKHOLM—This is a high-tax, high-spend country, where employees receive generous social benefits and ample amounts of vacation time.
Oct 2, 2017, 8:30 AMIn context
James Somers / The Atlantic:
Experts shed light on how model-driven engineering can help programmers solve problems and reduce software errors more effectively than traditional programming   —  There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service.
Oct 1, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Inside Waymo's self-driving effort, including its physical test base, called Castle, and Carcraft VR simulations, where 25K virtual cars drive 8M miles per day   —  In a corner of Alphabet's campus, there is a team working on a piece of software that may be the key to self-driving cars.
Aug 23, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Jean M. Twenge / The Atlantic:
Aug 4, 2017, 5:25 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A history of the quest to solve checkers, headlined by a 1994 matchup between a computer program and the best checkers player ever, Marion Tinsley   —  Marion Tinsley—math professor, minister, and the best checkers player in the world—sat across a game board from a computer, dying.
Jul 23, 2017, 1:55 AMIn context
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
New tech allows realistic superimposing of people's mouth movements in video, making them appear to say something they didn't, which could be used to deceive   —  The president was seething.  —  His problem was with the press, yes, but also with the technology they used.  Electronic media had changed everything.
Jul 12, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Bruce Schneier / The Atlantic:
Educated guesses on who the Shadow Brokers are and how they acquired their NSA exploits   —  In 2013, a mysterious group of hackers that calls itself the Shadow Brokers stole a few disks full of National Security Agency secrets.  Since last summer, they've been dumping these secrets on the internet.
May 27, 2017, 9:50 PMIn context
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Study of 1.5K scholars and tech experts shows 81% expect online incivility and trolling to stay same or get worse, with “Potemkin internet” hiding incivility   —  I'm going to confess an occasional habit of mine, which is petty, and which I would still enthusiastically recommend …
Mar 30, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context

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