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Here's a Peek at the Iphone's Next Big Trick
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Here's a Peek at the Iphone's Next Big Trick

We've all heard about the promise of augmented reality coming to the iPhone. With iOS 11 due later this year, Apple is releasing ARKit–a software that allows developers...

Tech's Big Gender Diversity Push, One Year In
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Tech's Big Gender Diversity Push, One Year In

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the representation of women in computer and mathematical operations is slightly worse than it was in 2010...

President Obama: The Fast Company Interview
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President Obama: The Fast Company Interview

In an interview, U.S. President Barack Obama discusses "digital teams" of technologists he brought in to improve technology across the executive branch of government...

The Golden Age of Quantum Computing Is Upon US (once We Solve the Tiny Problems)
From ACM TechNews

The Golden Age of Quantum Computing Is Upon US (once We Solve the Tiny Problems)

IBM researchers recently announced a breakthrough in the quest to develop a functional quantum computer. 

The Shortage of Women in STEM Explained
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The Shortage of Women in STEM Explained

There is a significant shortage of skilled U.S. women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, writes SolidWorks' Marie Planchard. 

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?
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Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?

A survey says U.S. women working in science, technology engineering, and math fields are 45 percent more likely than males to leave the industry over the next year...

MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience
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MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience

When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.

The Truth About Google X
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The Truth About Google X

Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it's something good.

This Algorithm Can Predict Your Success At ­niversity
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This Algorithm Can Predict Your Success At ­niversity

In a large university full of lecture classes, it can be hard to pinpoint the students who are falling through the cracks.

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes
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Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes

Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice.

Privacy App Pinpoints Your Exact Location Using Social Media
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Privacy App Pinpoints Your Exact Location Using Social Media

Many people are unaware that metadata accompanying social media posts can be used to "cybercase" their homes. 

Emotion-Sniffing Is Next Trick Your Phone Is Learning
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Emotion-Sniffing Is Next Trick Your Phone Is Learning

Rice University scientists, working with Microsoft Research, have created something rather surprising—a long-term-mood detecting device that can ascertain a user's...

How Nasa's Giant New Space Telescope Will Make Life on Earth Better
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How Nasa's Giant New Space Telescope Will Make Life on Earth Better

NASA is responsible for more Earth-bound technologies than just space ice cream; the organization's research has led to everything from new kinds of artificial ...

In the Heart of Afghanistan, Entrepreneurs Innovate For Peace
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In the Heart of Afghanistan, Entrepreneurs Innovate For Peace

Afghanistan's growing technology industry could be a way to help boost the economy and maintain peace, says INEX IT administrator Mahdi Rezaei, who recently established...

Mit Creates Amazing Ui From Levitating Orbs
From ACM TechNews

Mit Creates Amazing Ui From Levitating Orbs

Jinha Lee from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's Tangible Media Group has been experimenting with developing a tactile user interface in which...

From ACM News

How the 'internet Of Things' Is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms

When city services can autonomously go online and digest information from the cloud, they can reach a level of performance never before seen. First up, water...

Future of War: Private Robot Armies Fight It Out
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Future of War: Private Robot Armies Fight It Out

If robots are simply computers with wings (and missiles), then expect to see future wars fought by the descendants of flash-trading algorithms, with humans as...
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