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City Living: There's an App For That
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City Living: There's an App For That

U.S. citizens increasingly are developing mobile applications that rely on a wealth of publicly available municipal data. For example, Portland, Ore., has developed...

Twitter a Big Winner in 2012 Presidential Election
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Twitter a Big Winner in 2012 Presidential Election

Both Twitter and Facebook played a big role in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, as this was the first national election since social-networking technology became...

Intel Researchers Work on New Way to Display, Share Images
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Intel Researchers Work on New Way to Display, Share Images

Intel researchers are developing Display without Borders, a system to display photos and videos in order to make them more social and collaborative.  

Intel Strives to Develop Tiny Chips to Run Wearable Computers
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Intel Strives to Develop Tiny Chips to Run Wearable Computers

Intel researchers are developing tiny microprocessors that would power wearable computers. 

Silicon Valley's Top Threat Is China, Survey Finds
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Silicon Valley's Top Threat Is China, Survey Finds

Many high-level technology executives are convinced that some other country, probably China, will supplant Silicon Valley as the global center for innovation within...

From ACM News

Fbi Seeks Social Media Monitoring Tool

The goal is to use the tool to keep on top of breaking events, incidents and emerging threats, the agency said in a recent Request for Information  from IT vendors...

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Feds Launch 'healthy App Challenge'

The ONC has partnered with the U.S. Surgeon General to launch the Healthy App Challenge, which invites developers to submit health, wellness, and fitness apps that...

From ACM News

Arm: Intel Has Tough Road Into Mobile Market

Intel may have made a big splash this week announcing it's going to focus on the mobile market, but its rival in the space says the chip maker has an uphill climb...

Facebook Helps Tornado Victims Find Lost Items
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Facebook Helps Tornado Victims Find Lost Items

People who have found items in the aftermath of the tornadoes that recently ripped through the southeastern United States are using Facebook to find the items'...

Bin Laden's Villa Lacked Internet, Phone Service
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Bin Laden's Villa Lacked Internet, Phone Service

The absence of Internet and telephone service at Osama bin Laden's $1 million hiding place helped tip off intelligence experts that the Al Qaeda leader was indeed...

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U.s. Can Conduct Offsite Searches of Computers Seized at Borders, Court Rules

Laptop computers and other digital devices carried into the U.S. may be seized from travelers without a warrant and sent to a secondary site for forensic inspection...

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Big Data to Drive a Surveillance Society

As real-time and batch analytics evolve using big data processing engines such as Hadoop, corporations will be able to track our activities, habits, and locations...

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Intel Says Light Peak Interconnect Technology Is Ready

Intel's high-speed Light Peak interconnect technology, which links PCs to displays and external storage devices, is ready for implementation, says Intel's David...

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In Historic Shift, Smartphones, Tablets to Overtake PCs

Shipments of smartphones, tablets and other app-enabled devices will overtake PC shipments in the next 18 months, an event that may signify the end of the PC-centric...

Intel to Focus on How Computers Will Be ­sed in the Future
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Intel to Focus on How Computers Will Be ­sed in the Future

Intel has created Interaction and Experience Research, a new research lab led by Intel fellow Genevieve Bell that will enable scientists to explore how people will...

Sony Says 535,000 Vaio Laptops at Risk of Overheating
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Sony Says 535,000 Vaio Laptops at Risk of Overheating

More than half a million Sony Vaio F and C series laptops sold this year contain a software bug that could lead them to overheat, the company said. A bug in the...

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­nlimited Compute Capacity Coming, IBM Says

IBM Canada Lab director Martin Wildberger predicts that unlimited computing capacity will become a reality in the near future, putting the power of modern mainframes...

MIT Researchers Developing Robotic Driving Companion
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MIT Researchers Developing Robotic Driving Companion

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing the Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA), a robot that would act as a helpful...

A Peek Into Xerox R&d
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A Peek Into Xerox R&d

Xerox is executing a research and development (R&D) strategy with concentrations on information explosion, mass customization, and sustainability, says Xerox CTO...

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City 2.0: It Will Make Cities More Engaging and Energy-Efficient

Cities will be transformed by WiMax, smart grids, social networks, and other emerging technologies, once they are cohesively integrated. WiMax is seen as a critical...
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