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Supercomputer Digests Twitter in Real-Time
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Supercomputer Digests Twitter in Real-Time

Specialized hardware and software could provide new insights into the social Web.

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Scvngr's Hunt: Retailers Who See Dollars in Game Dynamics

Can location-based games for smart phones boost foot traffic at stores?

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Improving Phones Through Surveillance

Apps that track how people use their phones could help make the devices more efficient.

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An Operating System to Run It All

Intel's MeeGo will let apps span tablets, phones, and TVs.

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Now Your App Knows Where You Are

Geolocation analytics could help companies to improve their apps—and make more money from them.

Cell Phones Make a Touch Surface Smarter
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Cell Phones Make a Touch Surface Smarter

A new system identifies users by their mobile phones.

Tapping the Powers of Persuasion
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Tapping the Powers of Persuasion

B.J. Fogg's lab at Stanford focuses on the ways technology can influence behavior.

What Twitter Learns from All Those Tweets
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What Twitter Learns from All Those Tweets

The company's head of analytics explains how Twitter mines the data users produce.

Turning Thoughts Into Words
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Turning Thoughts Into Words

University of Utah researchers are developing a brain-computer interface that provides a way to communicate for people who are unable to talk or move but are awake...

Why Google Went Instant
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Why Google Went Instant

The service, an engineering marvel, could boost Google's bottom line.

Intel Puts Game Physics in the Cloud
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Intel Puts Game Physics in the Cloud

Simulating the physics of light makes for games that better mimic the real world.

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The Next Stage of Online Video Evolution

HTML5 is changing the look of Web video, but can it edge out Flash?

Wheelchair Makes the Most of Brain Control
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Wheelchair Makes the Most of Brain Control

Artificial intelligence improves a wheelchair system that could give paralyzed people greater mobility.

Taking Over a Car
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Taking Over a Car

Researchers "break in" with software and a laptop.

Searching For Fun
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Searching For Fun

Research suggests that search engines could tap into users' need to be entertained.

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A Search Service that Can Peer into the Future

Showing news stories on a timeline has been tried before. But Time Explorer, a prototype news search engine created in Yahoo's Barcelona research lab, generates...

Mining Mood Swings on the Real-Time Web
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Mining Mood Swings on the Real-Time Web

Many companies are turning to social-media sites to gauge the success of a new product and service. The latest activity on Facebook, Twitter, and countless other...

Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine
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Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine

Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.

The Future of Interfaces Is Mobile, Screen-Less and Invisible
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The Future of Interfaces Is Mobile, Screen-Less and Invisible

Google's Android developer advocate Reto Meier recently described where computer interfaces are headed, predicting that in five years there will be widely available...

An Implantable Antenna
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An Implantable Antenna

A prototype silk biosensor could someday alert doctors to signs of disease.
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