Alan turing

11.13.14
Google makes the 'Nobel Prize of computing' worth $1 million
11.13.14

Google makes the 'Nobel Prize of computing' worth $1 million

The Association for Computing Machinery's A.M. Turing Award is often called the "Nobel Prize of co...

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10.12.14
Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance
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10.12.14

Keeping your digital life safe in the age of surveillance

Like it or not, people are after your data. Whether it's for advertising, national security or oth...

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02.09.14
Chess and the Automaton Endgame
02.09.14

Chess and the Automaton Endgame

Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets an...

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02.04.14
Talking to Siri: Who's your daddy?
02.04.14

Talking to Siri: Who's your daddy?

Everyone keeps asking Siri this. To be fair, Alan Turing is the honorary father of all virtual age...

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06.23.12
Google's Turing doodle celebrates his genius, reminds us how dumb we are (video)
06.23.12

Google's Turing doodle celebrates his genius, reminds us how dumb we are (video)

This week sees many corners of the globe celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Tu...

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06.22.12
Alan Turing's breakthrough machine gets a loving Lego tribute (video)
06.22.12

Alan Turing's breakthrough machine gets a loving Lego tribute (video)

In the world of technology, having one of your inventions rendered in Lego form is the equivalent...

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06.22.12
Remembering Alan Turing at 100
06.22.12

Remembering Alan Turing at 100

Alan Turing would have turned 100 this week, an event that would have, no doubt, been greeted with...

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12.14.11
Google donates $850,000 to restore home of the codebreakers
12.14.11

Google donates $850,000 to restore home of the codebreakers

Google has donated £550,000 ($850,000) towards the £15 million project to renovate...

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03.25.11
Turing machine built from wood, scrap metal and magnets, 'geek' achievement unlocked (video)
03.25.11

Turing machine built from wood, scrap metal and magnets, 'geek' achievement unlocked (video)

We take it for granted nowadays that thumbnail-sized silicon chips can crunch through the most comp...

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