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Amazon Delivers in one Hour in NYC
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Delivers in one Hour in NYC

In the WSJ: Amazon Unveils One-Hour Delivery Service.  Program Is for Prime Customers in New York, Includes Over 25,000 Products.  ... " .  Additional charge.  Expanding...

Watson Almost Lost
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Almost Lost

In today's Cognitive Systems Institute talk, Jim Hendler of RPI mentions how close Ken Jennings came to winning the fabled Jeopardy competition ... check out his...

Reproducing Scent
From The Eponymous Pickle

Reproducing Scent

In Fastcoexist: A kind of biomimicry.   We worked on related ideas when in the food business.   " ... Scent Of A Rose, With Designer Microbes .... Stop and smell...

Watson and Academia
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson and Academia

In today's Cognitive Systems Institute presentation, Jim Hendler from RPI presented "An Academic Perspective on Watson.".  Nicely done, in particular a comparison...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

35 Innovators Under the Age of 35

Each year MIT Technology Review publishes a list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. Recently, they published the list for 2014. All 35 of these people are doing...

ISIS Cyberattacks
From Schneier on Security

ISIS Cyberattacks

Citizen Lab has a new report on a probable ISIS-launched cyberattack: This report describes a malware attack with circumstantial links to the Islamic State in Iraq...

University Mobile App Strategy
From The Eponymous Pickle

University Mobile App Strategy

Not sure if this is rare.  Have been part of related work for enterprises.  In particular this could be best seen as a broader strategy about getting focused data...

Sony Competes with Google Glass
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sony Competes with Google Glass

In CWorld: Early this year was involved with a proposed project with Google Glass that regrettably did not happen, read more about that here.  Now Sony is competing...

Energy Saving Game
From The Eponymous Pickle

Energy Saving Game

In Fastcodesign: A way to turn household energy saving into what they call an addictive game.    Called Power House, on Facebook. Mentioned by collaborator Byron...

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The Limits of Police Subterfuge
From Schneier on Security

The Limits of Police Subterfuge

"The next time you call for assistance because the Internet service in your home is not working, the 'technician' who comes to your door may actually be an undercover...

From Computational Complexity

The NIPS Experiment

The NIPS (machine learning) conference ran an interesting experiment this year. They had two separate and disjoint program committees with the submissions split...

Building a Simple Word Cloud
From The Eponymous Pickle

Building a Simple Word Cloud

A simple word cloud service, data can be retrieved from pasted text, URLs or files.  A number of useful features for quick generation.  Their blog provides some...

SAP IOT Garden
From The Eponymous Pickle

SAP IOT Garden

Work and thoughts by SAP on IoT Innovation, in a Garden:" ... Within SAP, IoT has begun taking shape in the form of grassroots projects and pilot implementations...

Too many Arrows in the Quiver?
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Too many Arrows in the Quiver?

Last week I saw a tweet complaining to Wonder Workshop about them using Blockly to program their robots when (apparently) the Kickstarter proposal said the would...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Call for CCC Council Nominations

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) issued a call today for nominations for individuals to serve on the CCC Council for the next three years.  The deadline...

Optimizing polymorphic code in Java
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Optimizing polymorphic code in Java

Oracle’s Java is a fast language… sometimes just as fast as C++. In Java, we commonly use polymorphism through interfaces, inheritance or wrapper classes to make...

Brain Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Brain Marketing

In the HBR:  Using the activity of the brain to understand purchasing and marketing decisions.   We called this neuromarketing, but that term is never used in the...

China Boosting Robotics
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China Boosting Robotics

In CWorld: " ... Already a major manufacturer of electronics, China is preparing to bolster its presence in robotics with the help of government support and investments...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

New NIH Big Data to Knowledge Funding Opportunities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) program has announced two new funding opportunities for FY15 funding. NIH Big Data to Knowledge...
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 Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
Yet Another Major Data Breach, But Will This Time Be Any Different?
12.11.2014

Why is our community having such an anemic response to all of these major data breaches? What can we do …

HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
12.01.2014

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by …

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
12.01.2014

A rethinking of how best to analyze data on women's undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

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