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Smartphone App Tests Lumber Stiffness
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Smartphone App Tests Lumber Stiffness

A smartphone app created by scientists at Mississippi State University uses soundwaves or vibrations to measure the stiffness of lumber for contractors, architects...

The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything
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The Real Reason America Is Scared of Huawei: Internet-Connected Everything

There was a time when the world's two great superpowers were obsessed with nuclear weapons technology.

Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists
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Crowd-Sourced Apps Help Planners Design Better Paths for Cyclists

Crowd-sourced data from bicyclists can be a useful tool for traffic planners as they decide where to build roads and bike paths, University of Florida research...

Technology Sends Texts to Warn When Partner Is In Argumentative Mood
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Technology Sends Texts to Warn When Partner Is In Argumentative Mood

Sensors worn by couples can predict an impending quarrel and try to stop it, scientists say.

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity
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Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

A study by four information systems professors at Brigham Young University found that newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity...

'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

The MOOC Pivot
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The MOOC Pivot

After promising a reordering of higher education, the massive open online course (MOOC) field is instead coalescing around a different, much older business model...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

In Memory of Lawrence Roberts
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In Memory of Lawrence Roberts

Beeeeeeep.

2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age
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2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age

ACM named 56 members as 2018 ACM Fellows for their significant contributions in areas including computer architecture, mobile networks, robotics, and systems security...

An Inside Look at Apple's Biggest Step Yet in Health Care
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An Inside Look at Apple's Biggest Step Yet in Health Care

Captain America and Black Panther were about to defend Earth from the villain Thanos when Kevin Foley first noticed something was wrong.

Apple Launches App Development Program to Support Women Entrepreneurs
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Apple Launches App Development Program to Support Women Entrepreneurs

The Apple Entrepreneur Camp aims to help app-driven businesses owned or led by women leverage their technology through a series of intensive labs, specialized support...

How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?
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How Will We Outsmart A.I. Liars?

During the summer before the 2016 presidential election, John Seymour and Philip Tully, two researchers with ZeroFOX, a security company in Baltimore, unveiled...

Retailers Partnering With Silicon Valley to Lure Holiday Shoppers Into Stores
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Retailers Partnering With Silicon Valley to Lure Holiday Shoppers Into Stores

Some traditional retailers are partnering with Silicon Valley tech companies to create strategies that they hope will draw consumers into stores during the holiday...

Topic Modeling Tapped to Improve Mobile Apps
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Topic Modeling Tapped to Improve Mobile Apps

A research team's text-mining method aggregates and parses customer reviews to help developers improve mobile apps.

Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain
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Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain

Samsung has created smart TV software you can control with your brainwaves.

China's Xi Calls for Global Cooperation to Create 'Fairer' Internet
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China's Xi Calls for Global Cooperation to Create 'Fairer' Internet

China's President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for greater global cooperation in developing the internet and make it more ""fair and equitable", as Beijing seeks...

A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers
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A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software...

Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'
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Facebook Yanks Content Tied to Iranian Effort Due to 'Inauthentic Behavior'

Today, Facebook took down 30 pages, 33 Facebook accounts, three Facebook groups, and 16 Instagram accounts that Facebook's head of Cybersecurity Policy Nathaniel...

Baidu's AI Can Do Simultaneous Translation Between Any Two Languages
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Baidu's AI Can Do Simultaneous Translation Between Any Two Languages

Would-be travelers of the galaxy, rejoice: The Chinese tech giant Baidu has invented a translation system that brings us one step closer to a software Babel fish...
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