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MCX Mobile Wallet
From The Eponymous Pickle

MCX Mobile Wallet

In GigaOM:  More mobile wallets emerging.  Are we finally seeing the major move? Ten years plus since we saw the first presentations from vendors.  " ... MCX launches...

Understanding Ageing with Calico
From The Eponymous Pickle

Understanding Ageing with Calico

Calico Labs:" ... We’re tackling aging, one of life’s greatest mysteries. ... Calico is a research and development company whose mission is to harness advancedThomas...

DebateGraph Visualizing Networks of Thought
From The Eponymous Pickle

DebateGraph Visualizing Networks of Thought

Brought to my attention again via a connect with co-founder David Price.  DebateGraph: " ... DebateGraph is an award-winning, web-platform for visualizing and sharing...

Intelligence as a Utility
From The Eponymous Pickle

Intelligence as a Utility

New and will follow." ... Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You Ask .... " ... Viv is a global platform that enables developersLearn...

Math Makes the Internet Faster
From The Eponymous Pickle

Math Makes the Internet Faster

From this summer, just taking a closer look:" ... Researchers at Aalborg University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the California Institute of...

Tabnapping: A New Phishing Attack
From Schneier on Security

Tabnapping: A New Phishing Attack

Aza Raskin describes a new phishing attack: taking over a background tab on a browser to trick people into entering in their login credentials. Clever....

You Can Rename My Family for.....
From My Biased Coin

You Can Rename My Family for.....

An interesting article in today's Crimson about the background to the announcement that Harvard's School of Public Health will be re-named the Harvard T. H. Chan...

WikiLeaks Spy Files
From Schneier on Security

WikiLeaks Spy Files

WikiLeaks has organized the trove of documents about corporations aiding government surveillance around the world. It's worth wandering around through all this...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Call for Proposals: Creating Visions for Computing Research

The mission of Computing Research Association’s (CRA) Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community and enable the pursuit...

On a Robot as Your Boss
From The Eponymous Pickle

On a Robot as Your Boss

Nice article in K@W:  The scenario of how robots could be used in close collaboration and real autonomy have been researched.  Closing the loop on measures that...

Soft Starfish Robots
From The Eponymous Pickle

Soft Starfish Robots

More practical that models that use stiff bodies?  Unclear, but an interesting play ... " ... The bots undulate and walk using compressed air that is forced in...

Whole Foods Accepts Apple Pay
From The Eponymous Pickle

Whole Foods Accepts Apple Pay

Continuing to follow efficient and secure digital wallet ideas.  Here a new development with major players. " ... Whole Foods Market Inc. will be among the first...

Referendums and sovereignty
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Referendums and sovereignty

In a few weeks, the Scots will get to vote to determine whether Scotland becomes its own country. As a middle aged Quebecker, I spent much of my youth hearing about...

Classic AI Resources Online
From The Eponymous Pickle

Classic AI Resources Online

I see that Georgia Tech is offering a new course on AI and Cognitive systems.  And one of the books of readings is available free online.  This is the same book...

Disruptive Innovation and Market Leaders
From The Eponymous Pickle

Disruptive Innovation and Market Leaders

In Knowledge@Wharton:  How does disruptive innovation effect market leaders?  Not unexpected results, will be interesting to see some numbers." ... a study soon...

Advanced Analytics in Insurance
From The Eponymous Pickle

Advanced Analytics in Insurance

Article from  McKinsey:  " ... Advanced analytics can transform how insurers do business, but realizing its potential requires complex, large-scale organizational...

Safeplug Security Analysis
From Schneier on Security

Safeplug Security Analysis

Good security analysis of Safeplug, which is basically Tor in a box. Short answer: not yet....

Fun With Code Monkeys
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Fun With Code Monkeys

In industry demos I have worked on over the years the people who enter code as part of a demo, usually with someone else explaining what they are doing, are referred...

Wi-Fi Jammer
From Schneier on Security

Wi-Fi Jammer

A device called Cyborg Unplugged can be configured to prevent any Wi-Fi connection: Oliver notes on the product's website that its so-called "All Out Mode" -- which...

Machine Learning Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

Machine Learning Future

Interview with machine learning expert David Blei.  " ... I think that one of the next breakthroughs in modern machine learning and statistics will involve observational...
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
08.21.2014

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
Hadoop at a Crossroads?
08.05.2014

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be …

What is Reality?
What is Reality?
08.13.2014

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

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