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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.”

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Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

A culture war is raging between the people diversifying science fiction and the men who’d like to roll that back.

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The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Who gets out alive when disaster strikes? The people who can afford it.

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Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It

The men who are trying to find out if wireless carjacking is possible.

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Boy, Interrupted

A drug derived from cannabis was the only thing that could control a young boy’s seizures.

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The Geek Syndrome

Autism and Silicon Valley.