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Iowa Caucus Chaos Likely to Set Back Mobile Voting
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Iowa Caucus Chaos Likely to Set Back Mobile Voting

The failure of a vote-recording app used in the Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus may set back online voting.

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.

Cpu Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?
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Cpu Architecture After Moore's Law: What's Next?

Views differ on how central-processing unit architecture will proceed as Moore's Law becomes increasingly irrelevant.

Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging
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Disney Research Demonstrates Open-Air Wireless Charging

Disney Research says its new quasistatic cavity resonance technology offers a way for mobile devices to wirelessly charge themselves.

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.

­ts to Launch Programming Environment For the Quantum Era
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­ts to Launch Programming Environment For the Quantum Era

Researchers at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia say they will soon unveil a quantum-era programming environment at the UTS Center for Quantum Software...

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. ...

Nram Set to Spark a 'holy War' Among Memory Technologies
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Nram Set to Spark a 'holy War' Among Memory Technologies

A non-volatile memory technology based on carbon nanotubes could be more disruptive to enterprise storage, servers, and consumer electronics than flash memory when...

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...

China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer
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China's Policing Robot: Cattle Prod Meets Supercomputer

Chinese researchers have developed an "intelligent security robot" and deployed it in a Shenzhen airport.

China Claims Exascale By 2020, Three Years Before ­.s.
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China Claims Exascale By 2020, Three Years Before ­.s.

China wants to deliver an exascale computing system by 2020, three years ahead of the U.S. plan to achieve the same goal.

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.

White House Worries About Bad AI Coding
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White House Worries About Bad AI Coding

The White House released a report this week suggesting it may be important to develop ethical frameworks for designing automated computer systems. 

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. ...

A Fleet of Self-Driving Trucks Rumbles Across Europe
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A Fleet of Self-Driving Trucks Rumbles Across Europe

A fleet of about 12 self-driving trucks from six manufacturers for the first time completed a trip across parts of Europe this week. 

One-in-Three Developers Fear AI Will Replace Them
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One-in-Three Developers Fear AI Will Replace Them

A survey of developers found nearly a third identify the most worrisome part of their careers as the potential to be replaced by artificial intelligence.

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. 
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