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EU Officially Strikes at Google on Shopping Service, Android
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EU Officially Strikes at Google on Shopping Service, Android

The European Union officially accused Google of violating antitrust laws, claiming it abused its dominance in search to favor its shopping results.

A Video Camera That Powers Itself!
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A Video Camera That Powers Itself!

A Columbia Engineering research team invented a video camera that runs without a battery.

How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union
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How the Computer Got Its Revenge on the Soviet Union

In 1950, with the Cold War in full swing, Soviet journalists were looking desperately for something to help them fill their anti-American propaganda quota.

On the Road to Spin-Orbitronics
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On the Road to Spin-Orbitronics

Berkeley Lab researchers have found a new way of manipulating magnetic domain walls and the results could one day revolutionize the electronics industry.

10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law
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10 Images that Explain the Incredible Power of Moore's Law

Moore's Law, which states that the number of transistors per integrated circuit will double approximately every 18–24 months, has become the defining metaphor of...

DHS Expands Mobile App Archiving Technology
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DHS Expands Mobile App Archiving Technology

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate is expanding its mobile application archiving technology across all major mobile apps...

IBM Tests Mobile Computing Pioneer's Controversial Brain Algorithms
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IBM Tests Mobile Computing Pioneer's Controversial Brain Algorithms

For more than a decade Jeff Hawkins, founder of mobile computing company Palm, has dedicated his time and fortune to a theory meant to explain the workings of the...

How Three MIT Students Fooled the World of Scientific Journals
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How Three MIT Students Fooled the World of Scientific Journals

A decade later, CSAIL alumni reflect on their generator of nonsensical computer science papers and reveal a new fake-conference project.

Will This One-Armed Robot Put You Out of a Job?
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Will This One-Armed Robot Put You Out of a Job?

Sawyer the one-armed robot can do many things.

Air Force's Secret 'Gorgon Stare' Program Leaves Terrorists Nowhere To Hide
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Air Force's Secret 'Gorgon Stare' Program Leaves Terrorists Nowhere To Hide

In Greek mythology, Gorgons were creatures whose terrible visages could turn men to stone with a single glance.

Connectedness Formulas Help Researchers Understand Organized Cybercrime
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Connectedness Formulas Help Researchers Understand Organized Cybercrime

Drexel computer science researchers are studying how cyber criminals organize online, in hopes of guiding law-enforcement strategy.

Graphics in Reverse
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Graphics in Reverse

MIT researchers will demonstrate at an upcoming conference that probabilistic programming can be competitive with conventional programs created with thousands of...

If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?
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If Algorithms Know All, How Much Should Humans Help?

Armies of the finest minds in computer science have dedicated themselves to improving the odds of making a sale.

U.S. Nuclear Fears Block Intel China Supercomputer Update
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U.S. Nuclear Fears Block Intel China Supercomputer Update

The U.S. government has refused to let Intel help China update the world's biggest supercomputer.

MIT to Launch Institute for Data, Systems, and Society
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MIT to Launch Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

MIT is creating a new institute that will bring together researchers working in the mathematical, behavioral, and empirical sciences to capitalize on their shared...

Creep Factor: Targeted Ads May Undermine Marketers' Intent
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Creep Factor: Targeted Ads May Undermine Marketers' Intent

A recent study suggests online advertisements that target users based on their web browsing habits and other personal information have a negative impact on the...

Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software's Uneasy Glare
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Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software's Uneasy Glare

Before Betsy Chao, a senior here at Rutgers University, could take midterm exams in her online courses this semester, her instructors sent emails directing students...

Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man
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Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man

When technology executives imagine the boogeyman, they see a baby-face guy in wire-rim glasses. His name is Jay Edelson.

Carbon Nanotube Computing?
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Carbon Nanotube Computing?

A group of researchers is exploring the use of single-walled carbon nanotube composites for use in unconventional computing based on the concept of evolvable hardware...

New IT Roles Produce a Slew of New Job Titles
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New IT Roles Produce a Slew of New Job Titles

CIOs are creating new IT roles and titles as they focus on extending technology into areas of their businesses ranging from customer experience to business analytics...
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