Tech

2016: The Proving Ground for Political Data

The contrast between Trump's no-data approach and Clinton's analytics-heavy campaign offers an opportunity to evaluate the role, and usefulness, of data in political campaigns

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Why GitHub Chased the Federal Market

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It's no cakewalk, exactly, to get the federal sector to embrace certain open source tools.

'Innovation' Without a Business Case Is A Waste of Time, Says FCC Official

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The commission debuted three new applications in the past week.

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Watching Plants Grow Is One of the Most Exciting Things in Technology

“Agriculture is all about complex judgements on the part of the farmer that are oftentimes stewed down to simple rules of thumb."

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Google's Satellite Map Gets 700-Trillion-Pixel Makeover

It’s the cloudless map’s first major makeover since 2013.

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The Ultimate Facial-Recognition Algorithm

New research finds that machines designed to identify people still have difficulty with accuracy as datasets grow.

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The Future of Archaeology Is 'Spacejunk'

Museum tours may one day rocket beyond Earth to explore abandoned satellites and derelict spacecraft.

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Lawmakers Want to See If Dumbing Down Smart Grids Might Thwart Hackers

The idea behind the experiment with analog tech is to help identify -- and remove -- hidden vulnerabilities that could let in malware.

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How to Get People to Embrace Technological Change

Facebook users threaten violent revolution every time the site tweaks its design. Is there a way to innovate without upsetting anyone?

Homeland Security is Considering Asking Foreign Visitors to Hand Over Their Social Media Information

The government is weighing a proposal to ask foreign visitors to disclose their social media accounts when entering or leaving the country.

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Commerce Department Now Embraces GitHub for 'Collaborative Problem Solving'

America's data agency can now use GitHub for collaboratively building open source software.

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