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Microsoft Throws Weight Behind Open Data Movement
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Microsoft Throws Weight Behind Open Data Movement

Microsoft has announced its support for the open data movement.

Automation Finds Home in Building Design
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Automation Finds Home in Building Design

Startup Higharc iteratively creates customized three-dimensional home designs via algorithmic modeling.

Online Gaming Yields First Results For Alzheimer's Research
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Online Gaming Yields First Results For Alzheimer's Research

Stall Catchers is an online computer game in which players use to analyze movies of blood flow to the brain as part of Alzheimer's disease research.

'hackathon' Attempts to STEM Proliferation of Fake News
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'hackathon' Attempts to STEM Proliferation of Fake News

A hackathon inspired by the influence of fake news on the U.S. presidential election seeks to incentivize the prioritization of truth.

­S Military: Robot Wars
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­S Military: Robot Wars

When historians come to write about technological innovation in the first half of this century, they are likely to pay special attention to a US Navy drone called...

Will Software that Writes Code Alter Tech's Script?
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Will Software that Writes Code Alter Tech's Script?

Several companies are promising to create software that will be able to do most of the grunt work of writing software on its own. 

Facebook Raises Fears with Ad Tracking
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Facebook Raises Fears with Ad Tracking

Facebook is working with a controversial data company called Datalogix that can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those...

Invasion of the Body Hackers
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Invasion of the Body Hackers

Michael Galpert rolls over in bed in his New York apartment, the alarm clock still chiming. The 28-year-old internet entrepreneur slips off the headband that’s...

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Google Ditches Windows on Security Concerns

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

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Futurephile: Knowledge Embedded in Everything

The day will come when everyone will wear glasses with a computer overlay capable of processing the faces of passersby and tell wearers if they have met someone...
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