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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.

Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks
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Security Researchers Warn of Online Voting Risks

Security researchers warned Australia should not rely on any online voting system that lacks a thorough ballot-verification method, to ensure against fraudulent...

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.

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.

Vint Cerf on His 'love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next
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Vint Cerf on His 'love Affair' with Tech and What’s Coming Next

The father of the Internet looks back at the last 50 years, and ahead to what faces IT.

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.

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.

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...

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.

Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter
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Boston Is Nation's Top Tech-Talent Exporter

The U.S. technology worker population currently totals 4.8 million, according to CBRE's 2016 Scoring Tech Talent report.

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.

Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles
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Study Reveals Only 1 in 6 Drivers Want Fully-Autonomous Vehicles

Most U.S. drivers do not want to own a fully self-driving car in the future, according to a University of Michigan survey. 

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. 

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.

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.
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