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Did a bug in Deep Blue lead to Kasparov's defeat?

In his new book, Nate Silver writes that a glitch in IBM's chess terminator may have spooked Garry Kasparov in his famous 1997 loss. But he was more likely psyched out by its surprising brilliance.

By Sep. 27, 2012


More evidence cell phone users affect polls

A look at the latest polling data gives more credence to the theory that cell phone users generally favor Barack Obama over John McCain.

By Nov. 3, 2008


Social application builds possible electoral map

The myElections U.S. Election 2008 application builds out a possible electoral outcome based on the preferences of its users.

By Oct. 9, 2008


Just a thought: To ensure success, plan for failure

Why site managers expect their servers to run flawlessly under load is beyond me.

By Nov. 5, 2008


Arianna Huffington to Bill Keller: Who you calling 'Oxpecker'?

Huffington Post co-founder responds to attack by executive editor of The New York Times over accusations of "idea aggregation."

By Mar. 10, 2011


Say what: The top tech quotes of 2012

It was a year that brought us the futuristic Google Glass and an irate Ira Glass, messed-up maps and a picture-perfect Mars mission, Windows 8 and Apple-Samsung hate. Here's how we heard it.

By Dec. 19, 2012


FiveThirtyEight.com's Nate Silver on life post-election

Known as a superstar statistician whose blog gave Democrats daily data that calmed them down last fall, Silver was the keynote speaker at SXSWi Sunday. Afterward, he spoke to CNET News.

By Mar. 15, 2009


10 election tweets worth remembering

Everyone has something to say about Tuesday night's election on microblogging service Twitter. Here are some of CNET News' choice picks.

By Nov. 5, 2008


Where to get Election Day results

This is the first year that you can realistically watch the election entirely online. Read on for our recommendations of what sites to visit on Election Day.

By Nov. 4, 2008


Online election resources

With the conventions coming up, here are some candidate information sources to get you the real facts.

By Aug. 22, 2008