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So You Want to Hack Apple Pay?
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So You Want to Hack Apple Pay?

A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems—the...

The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever
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The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever

Computer researchers say machines are now almost as adept at recognizing objects as humans, thanks to an algorithm created by University of Toronto scientists in...

Apple's Swift Language Achieves 1.0 Release Milestone
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Apple's Swift Language Achieves 1.0 Release Milestone

Apple says it has achieved version 1.0 status for its new Swift programming language, and the company is now accepting apps that use Swift in the App Store. 

Stanford Engineer Aims to Connect the World With Ant-Sized Radio
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Stanford Engineer Aims to Connect the World With Ant-Sized Radio

Stanford engineers say they have created a radio the size of an ant they think will be the key to creating the connected world of the Internet of Things. 

As Software and Hardware Advance Together, the Next Innovation Wave Rises
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As Software and Hardware Advance Together, the Next Innovation Wave Rises

As processors and sensors have become smaller and found their way into everything from cars to traffic lights to smoke detectors, software developers have kept...

NASA to Send Sample-Return Mission to Earth-Bound Asteroid
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NASA to Send Sample-Return Mission to Earth-Bound Asteroid

NASA has long wanted to send a mission to Mars to grab some of its surface and sling it back to Earth.

Where to Grab Space Debris
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Where to Grab Space Debris

Objects in space tend to spin—and spin in a way that's totally different from the way they spin on earth.

KBase Harnesses Gene Data for Researchers
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KBase Harnesses Gene Data for Researchers

A  computational platform developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's national research laboratories will make complex analysis of gene data more efficient. 

'Smart Genes' Prove Elusive
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'Smart Genes' Prove Elusive

Scientists looking for the genes underlying intelligence are in for a slog.

Map of Body's Protein-Folding Machinery Wins a Major Medical Prize
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Map of Body's Protein-Folding Machinery Wins a Major Medical Prize

It's speculation season once again for Nobel Prize watchers.

Google Is Target of European Backlash on U.S. Tech Dominance
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Google Is Target of European Backlash on U.S. Tech Dominance

A top German official called for Google to be broken up.

Smartphones Pioneered for Use in Parkinson's Disease Detection
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Smartphones Pioneered for Use in Parkinson's Disease Detection

Researchers are working to make it possible to use smartphones to collect information on how the symptoms of degenerative diseases change on an hourly basis. 

Google Glass Can Now Track Your Stress Level
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Google Glass Can Now Track Your Stress Level

Researchers say they have developed a new method for using Google Glass to track a user's stress level and provide instant fitness feedback. 

China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy
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China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System With Near-Perfect Accuracy

The Chinese Academy of Science plans to unveil a face-recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy next year. 

Crowdsourcing Competitions Encourage Malicious Behavior, Study Finds
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Crowdsourcing Competitions Encourage Malicious Behavior, Study Finds

A new study has found that crowdsourcing competitions produce some of the worst competitive tendencies in people.

Researchers Advance Artificial Intelligence for Player Goal Prediction in Gaming
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Researchers Advance Artificial Intelligence for Player Goal Prediction in Gaming

New artificial intelligence software that improves the technology's ability to predict player actions in video games could be a key to enhancing player experiences...

No Easy Parking Spot for First-Ever Comet Landing
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No Easy Parking Spot for First-Ever Comet Landing

Landing on a comet will be even harder than we thought.

The Amazon.com of Stolen Credit Cards Makes It All So Easy
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The Amazon.com of Stolen Credit Cards Makes It All So Easy

On Sept. 1, the website Rescator.cc alerted customers to a big new batch of product about to hit its digital shelves. "Load your accounts and prepare for an avalanche...

IT Certifications Pay Off, If Chosen Wisely
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IT Certifications Pay Off, If Chosen Wisely

The proper certification can help you get a job, a raise, and sometimes a promotion.

Our Cyborg Future
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Our Cyborg Future

In June 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Riley v. California, in which the justices unanimously ruled that police officers may not, without a...
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