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Cisco Challenge Winners Use AI, IoT to Tackle Global Problems
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Cisco Challenge Winners Use AI, IoT to Tackle Global Problems

Cisco awarded the top prize in its Global Problem Solver Challenge to an Internet of Things-enabled system for transporting dairy products.

Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality
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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed.

­nhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes
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­nhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have found unhappy developers adversely affect the development process and software products.

DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire
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DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire

A new program from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to better understand the spread and evolution of information online.

Survey Finds Most Coders Are Self-Taught
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Survey Finds Most Coders Are Self-Taught

Most programmers are self-educated and have received little formal training, according to a new survey of 50,000 coders. 

How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the Iot, Driverless Cars
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How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the Iot, Driverless Cars

The Open Compute Project recently announced the Telco Project, which is focused on data center technologies for telecommunications companies.

Darpa Wants Software That Adapts, Lasts Over 100 Years
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Darpa Wants Software That Adapts, Lasts Over 100 Years

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a project to develop software systems that can adapt and survive for more than 100 years. 

10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects
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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are...

Google Lets Connected Devices Commune Without Specialized Apps
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Google Lets Connected Devices Commune Without Specialized Apps

A new initiative by Google seeks to form an open standard for the Internet of Things, dubbed the Physical Web by the company's Chrome team. 

Researchers' New App Outs Iphone and Android Phone Energy Hogs
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Researchers' New App Outs Iphone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

New, free iOS and Android software identifies which apps drain the most power from device batteries. 

How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds
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How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

Researchers say they have successfully transmitted data without link layer flow control overloading throughput with retransmission requests. 

MIT Researchers Bring Javascript to Google Glass
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MIT Researchers Bring Javascript to Google Glass

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed WearScript, a Javascript environment that runs on Google Glass. 

Linux Kernel Luminaries Talk Enterprise, Embedded and Why They're Coming Together
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Linux Kernel Luminaries Talk Enterprise, Embedded and Why They're Coming Together

Although developing the Linux kernel is a difficult and complicated process, it also is one that is moving ahead with some speed. 

Nasa Details Software Algorithm That Could Precisely Guide Future Spacecraft Landings
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Nasa Details Software Algorithm That Could Precisely Guide Future Spacecraft Landings

Researchers at the NASA are developing algorithms designed to land spacecraft safely. One of the key algorithms under development is designed to incorporate a...

Toyota Testing Smart Cars That Talk to Each Other and to the Road
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Toyota Testing Smart Cars That Talk to Each Other and to the Road

Toyota is testing smart cars that talk to each other and to the roads on the 700 MHz band with the goal of reducing traffic accidents.

Microsoft, Juniper, Others in Coding Consortium Issue Guidelines For Safer Applications
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Microsoft, Juniper, Others in Coding Consortium Issue Guidelines For Safer Applications

The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code recently issued "Practical Security Stories and Security Tasks for Agile Development Environments," a white...

Would You Like to Play a Game? New AI Teaches Itself the Rules
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Would You Like to Play a Game? New AI Teaches Itself the Rules

Lukasz Kaiser has developed an AI program that can watch two-minute videos of simple board games being played, learn the rules, and then challenge human opponents...

DARPA Seeks Holy Grail: Quantum-Based Data Security System
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DARPA Seeks Holy Grail: Quantum-Based Data Security System

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently launched the Quiness program, which aims to demonstrate that quantum communications can generate secure...

Demand For Linux Skills Sets a New Record This Month
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Demand For Linux Skills Sets a New Record This Month

People with Linux skills and experience have a good chance of finding a Linux job, or landing a better position.  

Cisco, Juniper Among New Software-Defined Networking Research Center's Founders
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Cisco, Juniper Among New Software-Defined Networking Research Center's Founders

A new research center is developing a comprehensive intellectual framework for software-defined networking.  
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