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Will You Tweet This?
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Will You Tweet This?

New analysis could help predict how stories will be shared.

Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets
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Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets

New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.

What to Expect at CES 2012
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What to Expect at CES 2012

A preview of consumer electronics in the years to come.

Ces: The Future of Interfaces
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Ces: The Future of Interfaces

People are no longer limited to interacting with computers via a mouse and keyboard. HCI experts say that new applications are driving new interfaces—smartphones...

The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta
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The Brainy Learning Algorithms of Numenta

How the inventor of the PalmPilot studied the workings of the human brain to help companies turn a deluge of data into business intelligence.

Raising a Botnet in Captivity
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Raising a Botnet in Captivity

Researchers created their own, imprisoned, network of zombie computers to better learn how to take down those at large on the Internet.

Tracking Trick Shows the Web Where You Are
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Tracking Trick Shows the Web Where You Are

A new technique from Microsoft Research Silicon Valley could be used to target advertising to users' surroundings without their knowledge.

A Lego Reconstruction of the World's Earliest Computer
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A Lego Reconstruction of the World's Earliest Computer

Before the birth of Christ the Greeks built a mechanical computer. Now an Apple engineer has made a functional Lego replica.

Let Your Coaster Do the Talking
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Let Your Coaster Do the Talking

An interactive surface encourages conversation by letting coasters communicate.

Parc Readies Printed Electronics For Market
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Parc Readies Printed Electronics For Market

Early 2011 will see printed memory devices in toys and printed sensors in packages used to ship drugs.

Hackers Take the Kinect to New Levels
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Hackers Take the Kinect to New Levels

But achieving the Holy Grail—controlling a computer without touching it—proves more difficult.

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Your Next Wallet Is Calling

"Contactless" hardware lets phones and gadgets pay with a tap, but the coming plethora of apps that use it may confuse users.

Computers Get Help from the Human Brain
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Computers Get Help from the Human Brain

Tapping into the processing power of the human brain could help computers with some tasks.

Out of Many, One In-Box
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Out of Many, One In-Box

Nokia is developing a universal in-box that collects messages and updates from different smartphone applications and organizes them in one location so users can...

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A Minority Report Interface For the Rest of ­S

Two programmers have developed Toscanini, a free gestural computer interface that provides a connection between a user's movements and digital instruments such...

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New Class of Malware Attacks Specific Chips

Computer scientists reveal malware that attacks specific processors rather than the operating system that runs on them.

Watch Where You're Going
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Watch Where You're Going

Businesses are quietly buying mobile-phone data to discover the paths that consumers take.

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New Google Tool Makes Websites Twice as Fast

The optimization tool is the latest result of Google's speed obsession and could add to the company's bottom line.

Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on Twitter
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Bogus Grass-Roots Politics on Twitter

Data-mining techniques reveal fake Twitter accounts that give the impression of a vast political movement.

Where Good Ideas Come From
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Where Good Ideas Come From

New search technologies can identify influential documents without relying on links.
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