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Tech Skills in Most Demand This Year: Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity
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Tech Skills in Most Demand This Year: Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity

A global recruiting firm predicts 68% of information technology employers will increase full-time IT hiring this year, while 53% will increase their use of consultants...

Hyundai Develops Fingerprint Tech to Unlock and Start Cars
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Hyundai Develops Fingerprint Tech to Unlock and Start Cars

Hyundai Motor has developed a system that will allow drivers to unlock and start their vehicles using only their fingerprints.

Nurse Robot Moxi Gets Schooled by Texas Nurses
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Nurse Robot Moxi Gets Schooled by Texas Nurses

A robot designed to test collaborative automation integration in a working medical facility recently concluded its first real-world trial in a Texas hospital.

Walmart Leads the Way...in Floor Scrubbing Robots?
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Walmart Leads the Way...in Floor Scrubbing Robots?

By the end of next month, Walmart will deploy floor-scrubbing robots in its stores.

Playing With Molecules in Virtual Reality
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Playing With Molecules in Virtual Reality

A growing number of companies are using virtual reality to enable scientists to view, design, and manipulate molecular structures.

Flaws in Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Bypass Disk Encryption
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Flaws in Self-Encrypting SSDs Let Attackers Bypass Disk Encryption

Researchers have found vulnerabilities in some solid-state drives that allow hackers to circumvent encryption and access local data without knowing the password...

Intel CP­s Impacted by New PortSmash Side-Channel Vulnerability
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Intel CP­s Impacted by New PortSmash Side-Channel Vulnerability

Researchers discovered a new vulnerability in Intel processors that can allow attackers to leak encrypted data from the internal process of a central processing...

Can a Robot Learn a Language the Way a Child Does?
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Can a Robot Learn a Language the Way a Child Does?

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a method to train semantic parsers by mimicking the way a child learns language.

Need to Fix an iPhone or Android Device? You Can Now Break DRM ­nder New ­.S. Rules
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Need to Fix an iPhone or Android Device? You Can Now Break DRM ­nder New ­.S. Rules

It is now legal in the U.S. for consumers and repair companies to break an electronic device's digital rights management protections in order to to repair it.

Watching YouTube Videos May Someday Let Robots Copy Humans
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Watching YouTube Videos May Someday Let Robots Copy Humans

Researchers have trained a neural network to reconstruct human acrobatics in YouTube video clips and manipulate a simulated humanoid to ape those movements.

Facebook, NY­ Aim to ­se AI to Speed ­p MRI Scans
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Facebook, NY­ Aim to ­se AI to Speed ­p MRI Scans

Facebook's artificial intelligence laboratory, working with the New York University School of Medicine, generated reliable magnetic resonance imaging scans with...

Zen and the Art of Data Structures: From Self-Tuning to Self-Designing Data Systems
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Zen and the Art of Data Structures: From Self-Tuning to Self-Designing Data Systems

Harvard University's Stratos Idreos is using what he calls a periodic table of data structures to map those structures and their characteristics and to probe their...

Exoskeletons Debut at Ford Factories
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Exoskeletons Debut at Ford Factories

Ford plans to offer exoskeleton technology to its factory employees worldwide.

IBM Watson Health Extends Partnership With ­.S. to Help Vets With Cancer
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IBM Watson Health Extends Partnership With ­.S. to Help Vets With Cancer

IBM Watson Health has extended its collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help treat veterans with cancer using artificial intelligence. ...

Can Graphical Passwords Keep ­s Secure Online?
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Can Graphical Passwords Keep ­s Secure Online?

Researchers from the Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China have developed an authentication method that uses semantically linked images.

How Do Autonomous Vehicles Learn to Drive? Download This Self-Driving Dataset and See for Yourself
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How Do Autonomous Vehicles Learn to Drive? Download This Self-Driving Dataset and See for Yourself

The University of California, Berkeley has made available a massive dataset used by engineers in the development of driverless auto technologies.

Developers Favoring AWS, Microsoft Azure for Cloud IoT Platforms
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Developers Favoring AWS, Microsoft Azure for Cloud IoT Platforms

Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are increasingly popular as cloud Internet of Things platforms.

Sony, Carnegie Mellon Form Partnership to Research Cooking Robots
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Sony, Carnegie Mellon Form Partnership to Research Cooking Robots

Researchers are studying how artificial intelligence and robotics can be used to improve food preparation, cooking, and delivery.

GitHub Hit With the Largest DDoS Attack Ever Seen
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GitHub Hit With the Largest DDoS Attack Ever Seen

Distributed Denial of Service attackers have found a new way of magnifying their attacks, with experts warning that bigger attacks are likely.

­niversity of Sydney Develops Quantum Trick to Block Background Sensor 'chatter'
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­niversity of Sydney Develops Quantum Trick to Block Background Sensor 'chatter'

Researchers have developed a method to block background "chatter," which they say solves a common problem associated with quantum sensing devices.
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