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The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

In a nondescript office park in suburban Florida, a company you’ve never heard of is making a product that few people have ever seen. And it has $1.4 billion in funding.

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The Strange Case of the Woman Who Can’t Remember Her Past—Or Imagine Her Future

Susie Mc­Kinnon cannot hold a grudge. She is unfamiliar with the feeling of regret and oblivious to aging. She has no core memories. And yet she knows who she is.

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#jihad

Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast
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The Mysterious Vision of Jeff Nichols, Hollywood’s Next Blockbuster Auteur

How the director of Midnight Special thinks strategically about his art and his career.

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Welcome to the World’s First Robot Hotel

A trip to Japan and a glimpse of our automated future.

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The Neurologist Who Hacked His Brain

Phil Kennedy set out to build the ultimate brain-computer interface. In the process, he almost lost his mind.

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Playing for Time

A father, his dying son, and the quest to make the most profound video game ever.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Video Game Visionaries
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An IM Infatuation Turned to Romance. Then the Truth Came Out.

He was an 18 year old Marine bound for Iraq. She was a high school senior in West Virginia. They grew intimate over IM. His dad also started contacting her.  No one was who they claimed to be and it led to a murder.

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Inside Reddit’s Plan to Recover From Its Epic Meltdown

The plan, basically: bring back the two founders (who were estranged), focus entirely on mobile, and apologize as much as possible.

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Online Dating Made This Woman a Pawn in a Global Crime Plot

Audrey Elrod thought she had found the man of her dreams. Today she is in a West Virginia prison. She’s broke. And the court has ordered her to pay more than $400,000 to victims of the same man who conned her.

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My Life as a Robot

The author, who works remotely, and her evolving relationship with her physical representation at the office: “an iPad on a stick on a Segway-like base.”