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Ubuntu Marks 'Bug No. 1' As Fixed, After Nearly Nine Years

In the more than eight years since it was written, the open-source operating system Ubuntu's "Bug #1" was seen as a rallying call: "Microsoft has a majority market share." But the entry was officially closed Thursday, as Ubuntu leader Mark Shuttleworth said things had changed since 2004.
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Is The Midwest More Hateful Than Other Regions?

Twitter is a way for people to send short messages about almost everything — from what they ate for breakfast, to their political opinions. But it's also a space where people are voicing racist and homophobic points of view. A new study from Humbolt State University looks at just where some of that hate speech is coming from.
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How Code For America's Apps Benefit Kansas City

Code for America, a new nonprofit out of San Francisco, is building apps to make cities work better for citizens. One of its apps often cuts down the normal time it would take to find something — for example, property research in the treasurer's office.
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What's Happened To Wonder? The Bliss Of Confusion

As children, we are allowed to be confused, lost, and full of wonder. As adults in the age of Google, we are expected to project confidence, knowledge and understanding. Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic, talks about how learning a foreign language reignited his imagination.
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Travel Technology

From booking flights and hotels to checking email at 30,000 feet to Google mapping tourist destinations, technology is changing the way we travel.

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How Silicon Valley Glommed On To Politics

Robert Siegel talks to George Packer about his recent New Yorker article on Silicon Valley and its foray into the realm of politics.

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