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Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille
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Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille

Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People in the U.K. to expand its Everyone Can Code curriculum to visually impaired students.

Could These Grain-Sized Computers ­sing Blockchain Networks Thwart Counterfeiters?
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Could These Grain-Sized Computers ­sing Blockchain Networks Thwart Counterfeiters?

IBM researchers have developed granular microcomputers that could work with a blockchain electronic ledger to verify and track any product.

Coders and Librarians Team ­p to Save Scientific Data
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Coders and Librarians Team ­p to Save Scientific Data

Software programmers, librarians, and others are archiving scientific data from government websites.

Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving
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Here's Why Self-Driving Cars May Never Really Be Self-Driving

Researchers are exploring unpredictable issues with autonomous car technology that might be solved with embedded software to avoid accidents.

Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research
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Columbus, Ohio, Region Boosts Smart Mobility Research

The Columbus, OH, region is funding smart mobility and driverless vehicle research.

After First Week, AI System Is Beating Human Poker Players
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After First Week, AI System Is Beating Human Poker Players

An artificial intelligence system called Libratus has gained the upper hand against human poker players in the first week of a 20-day tournament in Pittsburgh. ...

DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech
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DARPA Wants to Create Secure Data-Sharing Tech

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching the Secure Handhelds on Assured Resilient networks at the tactical Edge project.

Man vs. AI Machine in Texas Hold'em Matchup
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Man vs. AI Machine in Texas Hold'em Matchup

Four top professional poker players will challenge an artificial intelligence system in a 20-day Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament billed as an "epic...

U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things
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U.s. Gets Warnings and Advice About the Internet of Things

Industry groups have submitted more than 130 reports to the U.S. Department of Commerce detailing positive and negative aspects of the Internet of Things.

Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot
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Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the Internet of Things.

New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin
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New Electronic Display Is 10 Times Thinner Than Human Skin

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a thin-film electronic display that can be laminated onto a person's body without the wearer knowing it is there. ...

Google: Self-Driving Car Followed 'the Spirit of the Road' Before Accident
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Google: Self-Driving Car Followed 'the Spirit of the Road' Before Accident

Google says it has gained insights concerning a Feb. 14 accident in which one of its autonomous vehicles collided with a city bus in Mountain View, CA. 

­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers
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­.s. Military Wants to Create Cyborg Soldiers

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to create a chip to implant in a soldier's brain to connect it directly to computers. 

Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting
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Internet of Things Brings New Era of Weather Forecasting

As the Internet of Things continues to develop, weather systems will collect data from vehicles on the road and wirelessly transmit road condition and weather data...

Quantum Computing May Be Moving Out of Science Fiction
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Quantum Computing May Be Moving Out of Science Fiction

True quantum computing could be realized relatively soon, according to some industry analysts.

With AI Advances, Facebook Tests M, Your Newest Assistant
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With AI Advances, Facebook Tests M, Your Newest Assistant

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer says the volume of data Facebook serves to users' News Feeds is increasing about 50 percent annually.

Get Ready to Live in a Trillion-Device World
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Get Ready to Live in a Trillion-Device World

University of California, Berkeley professor Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli predicts the world will be completely suffused with tiny sensors within 10 years. 

Ibm's Machine-Learning Crystal Ball Can Foresee Renewable Energy Availability
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Ibm's Machine-Learning Crystal Ball Can Foresee Renewable Energy Availability

Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict days in advance how much power solar and wind plants will generate for the U.S. power grid...

Is Your Robot a Little Cheeky? Google May Build It That Way
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Is Your Robot a Little Cheeky? Google May Build It That Way

Google is developing robots that have individual personalities. 

Fujitsu Develops Compact Rfid For Wearables, Metal
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Fujitsu Develops Compact Rfid For Wearables, Metal

Fujitsu says its new radio frequency identification tag technology can work on surfaces such as metal, which can otherwise impede radio waves. 
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