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Fleet of Robots to Park Cars at Gatwick Airport
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Fleet of Robots to Park Cars at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport in the U.K. is working with Stanley Robotics to test a fleet of robot valets to park cars for arriving travelers.

Expanding 3D Printing Network Aims to Improve U.S. Veterans' Healthcare
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Expanding 3D Printing Network Aims to Improve U.S. Veterans' Healthcare

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has expanded its integrated virtual three-dimensional printing network from three hospitals in early 2017 to 20 at the end...

Apple Exerts Power as Privacy Protector
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Apple Exerts Power as Privacy Protector

Apple has penalized Google and Facebook for violating its developer policies controlling personal data by suspending internal apps used by both companies.

Want to Squelch Fake News? Let Readers Take Charge
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Want to Squelch Fake News? Let Readers Take Charge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers demonstrated that crowdsourced judgments about the quality of news sources can marginalize online misinformation...

Amazon Open Sources SageMaker Neo to Run Machine Learning Models at the Edge
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Amazon Open Sources SageMaker Neo to Run Machine Learning Models at the Edge

Amazon has launched a new open source project that aims to optimize the performance of machine learning models for numerous platforms.

Inside Google's Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers
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Inside Google's Team Fighting to Keep Your Data Safe From Hackers

Google's Threat Analysis Group is an in-house counterespionage unit committed to keeping sensitive online information safe from hackers and spies.

Apple, Aetna Team Up on New Healthcare App
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Apple, Aetna Team Up on New Healthcare App

Apple and U.S. insurance firm Aetna have partnered on a new Apple Watch application, through which users can access detailed health records.

Crawling Inside Hard Drives
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Crawling Inside Hard Drives

Digital forensics seeks evidence in stored digital information; it's not as easy as it sounds.

The Pentagon's Cybersecurity Is Falling Behind
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The Pentagon's Cybersecurity Is Falling Behind

The Pentagon warns the U.S. military's cybersecurity capabilities are not advancing with sufficient speed to head off an "onslaught of multipronged" attacks by...

Radar Technology Used to Target Grit, Salt on Scotland's Roads
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Radar Technology Used to Target Grit, Salt on Scotland's Roads

A new smart sensing technology  could help spread grit and salt on icy roads more efficiently.

Iran Inches Closer to Unveiling State-Backed Cryptocurrency
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Iran Inches Closer to Unveiling State-Backed Cryptocurrency

Iran is moving toward launching a state-backed cryptocurrency.

Facebook Unveils Plans for Preventing Spread of Misinformation Ahead of Elections Worldwide
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Facebook Unveils Plans for Preventing Spread of Misinformation Ahead of Elections Worldwide

Facebook has announced plans to prevent the spread of misinformation and add transparency to political and issue advertising.

Meet the Bots That Review and Write Snippets of Facebook's Code
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Meet the Bots That Review and Write Snippets of Facebook's Code

Facebook is using two automated tools to find and repair low-level bugs in its mobile apps.

Security Flaws Found in 26 Low-End Cryptocurrencies
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Security Flaws Found in 26 Low-End Cryptocurrencies

Researchers have discovered two security flaws that impact 26 Proof of Stake cryptocurrencies.

We Analyzed 16,625 Papers to Figure Out Where AI Is Headed Next
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We Analyzed 16,625 Papers to Figure Out Where AI Is Headed Next

A study of 25 years of artificial-intelligence research suggests the era of deep learning is coming to an end.

Rogue Drone Pilots Face A New Foe: Deep Learning AI
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Rogue Drone Pilots Face A New Foe: Deep Learning AI

A growing number of counter-drone systems look to overwhelm rogue drones, and find their pilots.

Too Few Cybersecurity Professionals Is Gigantic Problem for 2019
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Too Few Cybersecurity Professionals Is Gigantic Problem for 2019

Cybersecurity professionals are in short supply, presenting a serious problem as a wave of cyber-attacks is expected this year.

Wise Calls on Industry to Encourage Girls into STEM
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Wise Calls on Industry to Encourage Girls into STEM

A U.K-based campaign for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics gender equity has called on the sector to break down negative stereotypes that put girls...

At Alibaba's Futuristic Hotel, Robots Deliver Towels and Mix Cocktails
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At Alibaba's Futuristic Hotel, Robots Deliver Towels and Mix Cocktails

A hotel that opened in China last month utilizes robots and a suite of other high-tech tools that drastically reduce the hotel's cost of human labor.

Embedding Ethics in Computer Science Curriculum
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Embedding Ethics in Computer Science Curriculum

Harvard University researchers hope to make ethical considerations a key component of computer science education.
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