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Researchers Hack Sony Headset to Simulate Autism
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Researchers Hack Sony Headset to Simulate Autism

Japanese researchers have used an experimental headset to simulate the vision and hearing of people with autism spectrum disorder. 

Fujitsu Psychology Tool Profiles ­sers for Risk of Cyberattacks
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Fujitsu Psychology Tool Profiles ­sers for Risk of Cyberattacks

Fujitsu researchers are integrating psychology into profiling software to make computer security more personalized. 

Popular Android Apps Fail Basic Security Tests, Putting Privacy at Risk
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Popular Android Apps Fail Basic Security Tests, Putting Privacy at Risk

Many Android applications fail to take basic precautions to protect user data, putting the privacy of upwards of 1 billion people at risk.

R Programming Language Gains on Traditional Statistics Packages
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R Programming Language Gains on Traditional Statistics Packages

A recent survey gauging the popularity of statistical software programs found the R programming language is rapidly gaining on traditional statistics packages. 

Python Bumps Off Java as Top Learning Language
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Python Bumps Off Java as Top Learning Language

Python has surpassed Java as the top language used to introduce U.S. students to programming and computer science, according to a survey published by ACM. 

Researchers Try New 'twist' on Smartwatches
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Researchers Try New 'twist' on Smartwatches

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a prototype smartwatch that can be controlled by the wearer's hand gestures, or by clicking its face.

Linux Foundation to Offer Introductory Linux Mooc on Edx
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Linux Foundation to Offer Introductory Linux Mooc on Edx

The Linux Foundation plans to offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course platform developed by MIT and Harvard University.  

Japan Sends Talking Robot Into Space as Part of Program to Help Lonely People
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Japan Sends Talking Robot Into Space as Part of Program to Help Lonely People

A talking robot is expected to reach the International Space Station in the next six days.

Study: World's Colleges Lack Bi, Analytics Concentration
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Study: World's Colleges Lack Bi, Analytics Concentration

Just a few colleges and universities worldwide offer dedicated degree programs for business intelligence, despite the quickly growing popularity of analytics technology...

New Coalition Pushes for 'Big' Broadband
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New Coalition Pushes for 'Big' Broadband

A new report from the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition says that schools, libraries, and healthcare providers in the United States need...

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Tech Companies Pledge to Deal With Shortage of Women Workers

IDG News ServiceMicrosoft has joined Alcatel-Lucent, IMEC, Orange-France, and Motorola in signing the Code of Best Practices for Women and ICT, which seeks to attract...
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