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  • How the Internet of Things Works

    How the Internet of Things Works

    Your phone, your thermostat, even your doorbell can communicate with the Internet, relaying information about the devices — and you. How is all this connectivity affecting our world?

  • 10 Weird Patents That Google Owns

    10 Weird Patents That Google Owns

    If you thought Google Glass and driverless cars were out there, then you ain't seen nothing yet. How about a throat tattoo microphone or a keyboard that projects on your hand? These are two other strange patents Google owns. What are some others?

  • How do free-to-play games make money?

    How do free-to-play games make money?

    "Candy Crush." "Flappy Bird." "Farmville." You've likely played at least one of the many "freemium" games out there — and chances are you've also wondered how these companies make any money. Sure, ads help, but there's a bit more to it than that.

  • What is ‘big data’?

    What is ‘big data’?

    Since the advent of the Internet, we've been producing data in staggering amounts. Who's collecting it, and should we be worried?

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  • What is ‘big data’?
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