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Computing with Secrets, but Keeping them Safe

A novel technique could see future Web services work with sensitive data without ever being able to read it. Several implementations of a mathematical proof unveiled...

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AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros

A computer science professor uses textual analysis of articles from Yahoo Finance to beat the market.

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­sing Neural Networks to Classify Music

University of Hong Kong students trained a convolutional neural network built for image recognition to classify music.

Mobile Data: A Gold Mine For Telcos
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Mobile Data: A Gold Mine For Telcos

Cell phone companies are finding that they're sitting on a gold mine--in the form of the call records of their subscribers.

An Invisible Touch For Mobile Devices
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An Invisible Touch For Mobile Devices

A simple gesture-sensing interface could add new meaning to mobile-phone conversations.

Eye Tracking For Mobile Control
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Eye Tracking For Mobile Control

It's hard sending a text message with arms full of groceries or while wearing winter gloves. Voice control is one alternative to using your fingers, but researchers...

Commercial Quantum Cryptography System Hacked
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Commercial Quantum Cryptography System Hacked

Physicists have mounted the first successful attack of its kind on a commercial quantum cryptography system.

Software that Learns By Watching
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Software that Learns By Watching

Overworked and much in demand, IT support staff can't be in two places at once. But software designed to watch and learn as they carry out common tasks could soon...

Can Social Networks Be Generated Automatically?
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Can Social Networks Be Generated Automatically?

When Google launched Buzz, a microblogging social network, several months ago, the company boasted that the network had been generated automatically, by algorithms...

Tracking H1n1 Through the Internet
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Tracking H1n1 Through the Internet

Next flu season, mining Internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google news may provide a faster way to track the spread of H1N1 than reports from official...

Redesigning the Web For Touch Screens
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Redesigning the Web For Touch Screens

Last week, in an essay criticizing Adobe's Flash platform, Apple CEO Steve Jobs drew attention to, among other things, its lack of support for touch--something...

Why Twitter Is the Future of News
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Why Twitter Is the Future of News

It's basically impossible for a journalist who relies on Twitter to find stories, stalk editors, rack up "whuffie" and beef with rap stars to be objective about...

Augmented-Reality Floor Tiling
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Augmented-Reality Floor Tiling

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada have developed floor tiles that can simulate the look, sound and feel of snow, grass or pebbles underfoot....

Real-Time Search
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Real-Time Search

How do you parse a tweet? Five years ago, that question would have been gibberish. Today, it's perfectly sensible, and it's at the front of Amit Singhal's mind....

Follow the Smart Phones
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Follow the Smart Phones

A service launched last week by Skyhook Wireless will make it possible for other businesses to predict, with new accuracy, which local bars will be hot at 8 p.m...

New Computer Interface Goes Beyond Just Touch
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New Computer Interface Goes Beyond Just Touch

Microsoft researchers have developed Manual Deskterity, a computer interface that combines touch input with the precision of a pen. 

Combing Medical Records For Research
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Combing Medical Records For Research

When the stimulus bill passed last year--allocating $20 billion to help doctors and hospitals adopt electronic medical records (EMRs)--many scientists were excited...

Toyota Applies the Brakes
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Toyota Applies the Brakes

In the wake of a massive public-relations nightmare involving brake problems in its cars, Toyota is investigating two more reports this week of unintended acceleration...

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Faster Optical Switching Through Chemistry

New molecules produced at Georgia Tech could enable engineers to build all-optical data routers, ultimately leading to transmission speeds as high as two terabits...

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Touch Screens that Touch Back

Forget putting your phone on vibrate. A novel "high-definition" touch-feedback display can give a touch screen the feel of a textured surface. The technology was...
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