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10 Best Articles on Computers

The most useful articles on computers from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Computers Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on computers by Refind users.

  1. Computing Expert Says Programmers Need More Math
  2. Common Sense Comes to Computers
  3. The Computers Are Getting Better at Writing
  4. Can computers ever replace the classroom?
  5. The Internet from Rocks — A High Level Explanation of Computers and the Internet

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on computers—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on computers.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Computers, including:

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Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

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Singularity Hub

Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

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MIT Technology Review

Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters

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Vox

Understand the news. Support Vox with a contribution: http://vox.com/give-now

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FiveThirtyEight

Data-driven news and analysis from ABC News’s FiveThirtyEight

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