What happened to Obama’s $4 billion in computer science funding?

Back in January, President Obama asked Congress to set aside $4 billion for computer science education, in what would have been the federal government’s largest targeted funding for promoting the subject in schools. The proposal seemed designed to generate more headlines than actual funding — and now, nearly a year …

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What’s standing between Donald Trump and nuclear war?

When President-elect Donald Trump officially becomes the president of the United States in January, he will take complete control of America’s nuclear arsenal. Should he decide to start a nuclear war, there are no legal safeguards to stop him. Instead, a much less tangible web of norms, taboos, and fears …

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Gory, Ridiculous Let It Die Defies All Explanation

Let it Die, the new free-to-play PlayStation 4 game, is absurd to the point of incoherence, brutally violent, and quite possibly very stupid. I think I love it. If you’re at all familiar with developer Grasshopper Manufacture, this may not surprise you. It’s led by Goichi “Suda51” Suda, a Japanese creator known …

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Let’s Make Morphing Cars That Double as SUVs

Pick-up trucks come in handy when you need to haul stuff around, until you roll into the city and start the fruitless hunt for a parking spot to accommodate all 20 feet of truck. And a little two-seater is great for parking, not so good for that weekend snowmobiling trip. …

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Security News This Week: Russian Hackers Are Targeting Germany Now, Too

Germany’s intelligence agency accused Russia of deploying cyberattacks against the country, including the spread of propaganda and attempts to destabilize the government. And why not? As we’ve noted before, if the US election taught Putin anything it’s that hacking really can make an impact. That’s all the more reason to …

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