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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.

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects
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10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects

Networking vendors use open source projects as platforms for enterprise projects, or as the underlying technology for some of the world's largest networks.

Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates
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Tech Majority Disagrees With AI Warnings From Hawking, Musk, and Gates

A new study demonstrates strong public and expert skepticism of warnings about artificial intelligence.

5 Burning Questions With New Ietf Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper
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5 Burning Questions With New Ietf Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

New Internet Engineering Task Force chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper lauds the organization as "a very special place because of the standards work it has done...

Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award
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Computing Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Turing Award

ACM has announced it will celebrate 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize of Computing," with a high-profile conference to be held...

Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition
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Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's newest contest challenges participants to build an automated fingerprint collection system that matches...

­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.

National Science Foundation Doles Out $12m For Wireless Growth
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National Science Foundation Doles Out $12m For Wireless Growth

The U.S. National Science Foundation on Tuesday distributed 11 grants, totaling $12 million, to researchers working to expand the reach of wireless technology.

Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems
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Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems

Researchers say they have developed a virtual reality-based cyberattack that can reproduce the human face well enough to trick face-authentication systems.

Tech Culture Still Pushing Out Women, Study Finds
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Tech Culture Still Pushing Out Women, Study Finds

Social dynamics and "culture fit" are a key reason why female engineers tend to leave the profession sooner than men, according to a new study.

Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns
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Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns

Issues related to automobile cybersecurity are likely to increase, but U.S. auto cybersecurity standards are not expected until at least 2018. 

DARPA $2m Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning
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DARPA $2m Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced the $2-million Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

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. 

Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking
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Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking

Nearly two decades since its launch, Internet2 continues to run on U.S. university campuses. 

Algorithm Developed to Predict Future Botnet Attacks
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Algorithm Developed to Predict Future Botnet Attacks

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed an algorithm that can trace botnets back to their perpetrators. 

Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas
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Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas

Researchers analyzed 2013 flooding in Colorado and found 150,000 tweets from people affected by the disaster. 

Image Too Good to Be True? DARPA Program Targets Image Doctoring
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Image Too Good to Be True? DARPA Program Targets Image Doctoring

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to develop an easy-to-use toolset to detect altered images.

How Keystroking Style Could Replace Passwords For Authentication
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How Keystroking Style Could Replace Passwords For Authentication

Researchers at Jeppiaar Engineering College in Chennai, India, have developed a biometric keystroke algorithm that learns how the user types.

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. 
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