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MLB to Test Electronic System for Catchers to Give Signals to Pitchers
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MLB to Test Electronic System for Catchers to Give Signals to Pitchers

Major League Baseball will begin testing new technology next month that allows catchers in the Low-A West minor leagues to electronically communicate signals to...

Commercial Video Games Could Help Treat Mental Illness, Research Shows
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Commercial Video Games Could Help Treat Mental Illness, Research Shows

Popular video games have the potential to provide low-cost, easy access, effective, and stigma-free support for some mental health issues, according to researchers...

Telecom Engineer Writes Novels About Abuses of Science and Technology
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Telecom Engineer Writes Novels About Abuses of Science and Technology

Thomas J J Starr applied his insight as a telecommunications engineer to "Retrograde," a novel that explores the Internet's vulnerabilities and the disastrous impacts...

Some California Colleges Offer Credit For Playing Video Games
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Some California Colleges Offer Credit For Playing Video Games

Both Cal State Dominguez Hills and UC Irvine offer certificates in esports, which means students can earn credit for playing video games.

DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer
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DeepMind Wants to Use AI to Transform Soccer

Alphabet-owned DeepMind is working with Liverpool to bring computer vision and statistical learning to the high-stakes world of sports.

Course Bridges the Gap Between Computer Science and Art
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Course Bridges the Gap Between Computer Science and Art

Mark Santolucito's Creative Embedded Systems course at Barnard College bridges the worlds of art and computer science.

Recommendation Systems Fail Fans of Non-Mainstream Music
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Recommendation Systems Fail Fans of Non-Mainstream Music

Listeners of high-energy music such as hard rock and hip-hop may be given less accurate recommendations by music recommender systems than listeners of other music...

Rutgers Center Juggles March Madness, IBM Internship
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Rutgers Center Juggles March Madness, IBM Internship

Myles Johnson's internship with IBM began Feb. 1, just hours after Rutgers' Scarlet Knights flew back from a win at Northwestern. (Johnson had seven points and...

Unity Will Groom 80,000 Game Developers With Education Initiative
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Unity Will Groom 80,000 Game Developers With Education Initiative

Unity Technologies hopes to groom 80,000 people for game jobs over three years with an education initiative aimed at helping people learn how to program and develop...

Gamers Forge Their Own Paths When It Comes to Accessibility
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Gamers Forge Their Own Paths When It Comes to Accessibility

Players with disabilities and chronic illnesses haven't waited around for console manufacturers to look their way.

Verizon and Smithsonian Launch AR Museums
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Verizon and Smithsonian Launch AR Museums

As COVID-19 restrictions continue, Verizon is helping Smithsonian put interactive museum content online.

How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
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How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served

Video games can be lifesaving, grounding, and even therapeutic for those who have served overseas in combat zones.

AI With Human-Like Characteristics Is Viewed Differently, Study Finds
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AI With Human-Like Characteristics Is Viewed Differently, Study Finds

AI systems with human-like characteristics are likely to be given more credit and responsibility than those without, a study found.

Netflix's Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work 'a Pure Negative'
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Netflix's Reed Hastings Deems Remote Work 'a Pure Negative'

Reed Hastings, a founder and co-chief executive of Netflix Inc., discusses working from home, returning to the office, delivering candid feedback, and more.

How Video Games Are Helping Players and Parents During Lockdown
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How Video Games Are Helping Players and Parents During Lockdown

Video games have been an important support for players' mental health as well as for parents educating their children during the lockdown, according to a report...

Learning to Code With Wonder Woman
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Learning to Code With Wonder Woman

Microsoft, in partnership with NASA, Wonder Woman 1984, and Smithsonian Learning Labs, has created several project-based lessons that use space exploration, museums...

Pandemic Spurs a Burst of Technology Innovation
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Pandemic Spurs a Burst of Technology Innovation

Technology invention and innovation are flourishing during the coronavirus pandemic.

'Social Wearables' in Role-Playing Games Could Spark Girls' Interest in Computing
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'Social Wearables' in Role-Playing Games Could Spark Girls' Interest in Computing

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team at UC Santa Cruz to develop summer camp for middle school girls focused on designing...

AI Project Creates Simulated Conversations with Fictional and Historical Figures
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AI Project Creates Simulated Conversations with Fictional and Historical Figures

An experiment by magician and novelist Andrew Mayne creates simulated conversations with virtual historical figures or fictional characters.

Digital Poetry: Five Ways to Combine Human and Computer Languages
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Digital Poetry: Five Ways to Combine Human and Computer Languages

Digital artists combine human and computer languages to create digital poetry.
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