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Engineers recently tested a new way of sending information across a trans-Atlantic internet cable, showing it could push two-and-a-half-times more data through this pipe than current methods. They claim the tests set a record for this kind of intercontinental connection, a key component of the modern internet. But the record isn’t as interesting as who …

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Intel just unleashed a new kind of computer memory it believes will fundamentally change the way the world builds computers. But it won’t tell the world what’s inside. The company calls this new creation 3D XPoint—pronounced “three-dee cross-point”—and this week, after touting the stuff for a year-and-a-half, Intel finally pushed it into the market. You …

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You’d think internet companies would want to stay far, far away from “trending” news, given one Menlo Park–based social giant’s unfortunate history. But LinkedIn has decided to try. The Microsoft-owned company doesn’t criticize Facebook directly. But its pitch for its new feature clearly telegraphs that it intends to avoid the pitfalls into which Facebook stumbled. …

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As far back as the 1880s, people stood on the curb outside the New York Stock Exchange taking bets on political elections, and newspapers would report the odds as a way of predicting the results at the polls. In the years since, economists refined the concept, and more recently, prediction markets have tapped into the …

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Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers’ consent before mining and selling it. WIRED OPINION About Terrell McSweeny (@TMcSweenyFTC) has been a commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission since 2014; …

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Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem. Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease. …

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While you weren’t watching, the Senate voted to gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. On Thursday, while most Americans were paying attention to Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearings …

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If Democrats, Republicans, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it’s that robocalls are the worst. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission passed rules today that expand the authority of phone companies to block unwanted phone calls. Short version: If a phone number seems at all likely to be bogus, companies can block it. …

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Andrew Ng helped create two of Silicon Valley’s leading artificial intelligence labs. First, he built Google Brain, now the hub of AI research inside the internet giant. Then he built a lab in the Valley for Baidu, the company known as the Google of China. Ng was one of the primary figures behind the enormous …

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By now you’ve seen how President Trump can move a market. He sends stocks soaring or sinking depending on what new nuggets his itchy Twitter fingers dash off on any given Saturday morning. That impulsiveness is already forcing bottom line-conscious businesses to kick their brand management into overdrive. Now a new online tool aims to …

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