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Products Can Be Pals When You're Lonely, But It May Cost You, Study Finds
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Products Can Be Pals When You're Lonely, But It May Cost You, Study Finds

A new study says that humanlike technology products keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, adding that such products have limited social utility...

Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?
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Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture...

This Entrepreneur Dares You to Hack His Gadgets
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This Entrepreneur Dares You to Hack His Gadgets

Serial entrepreneur Andrew "Bunnie" Huang believes that consumer product companies should make their hardware designs publicly available so that anyone can study...

Super-Fast Parkinson's App Will Track Symptoms More Closely
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Super-Fast Parkinson's App Will Track Symptoms More Closely

A smartphone app that uses deep learning lets people with Parkinson's disease test their symptoms at home in just 4 minutes.

Model Considers Personality to Help Manage Smartphone Interruptions
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Model Considers Personality to Help Manage Smartphone Interruptions

A Rutgers University study reveals that personality traits influence and help predict a user's receptiveness to smartphone notifications.

Amazon Deepens University Ties in Artificial Intelligence Race 
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Amazon Deepens University Ties in Artificial Intelligence Race 

Amazon.com Inc has launched a new program to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the company told Reuters, the latest move...

How the Media Are Using Encryption Tools to Collect Anonymous Tips
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How the Media Are Using Encryption Tools to Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.

Trump Inspires Encryption Boom in Leaky D.C.
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Trump Inspires Encryption Boom in Leaky D.C.

Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across the Trump administration, as both the president’s advisers and career civil servants scramble...

Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left
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Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren't pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and wealth.

Scientists Use Smartphones to Measure Train Ride Comfort
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Scientists Use Smartphones to Measure Train Ride Comfort

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a smartphone app that allows rail passengers to measure ride comfort themselves using their smartphones...

Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How to Stay Anonymous Online
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Cryptoparties Teach Attendees How to Stay Anonymous Online

Don't expect balloons and singing at a cryptoparty.

Why Bill Belichick Cast Down His Tablet
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Why Bill Belichick Cast Down His Tablet

As the New England Patriots' 10th appearance in a Super Bowl approaches, sports fans are eager to see the legendary pairing of quarterback Tom Brady and head coach...

Federal Workers Turn to Encryption to Thwart Trump
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Federal Workers Turn to Encryption to Thwart Trump

Federal employees worried that President Donald Trump will gut their agencies are creating new email addresses, signing up for encrypted messaging apps and looking...

Wearable AI System Can Detect a Conversation's Tone
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Wearable AI System Can Detect a Conversation's Tone

Researhcers are using a deep-learning system, coupled with audio and vital-sign data, to objectively measure the emotional content of personal interactions. The...

The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity
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The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity

Henry Soto worked for Microsoft’s online-safety team, in Seattle, for eight years.

These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market
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These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market

Next time you’re searching for a new job, look to Siri for inspiration.

This Team Runs Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page
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This Team Runs Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page


Using Smartphones for Smarter Social Science
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Using Smartphones for Smarter Social Science

On Jan. 9, 2007, 10 years ago Monday, Steve Jobs formally announced Apple's "revolutionary mobile phone"—a device that combined the functionality of an iPod, phone...

Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project
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Facebook, Nodding to Its Role in Media, Starts a Journalism Project

Facebook is increasingly owning up to its role as one of the world’s largest distributors of information by taking more responsibility for the millions of stories...

What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You
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What's Your 'Public Credit Score'? The Shanghai Government Can Tell You

The Shanghai city government thinks it can make citizens more honest through a smartphone app.
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