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Apple Fuels Silicon Valley Hiring Amid Bubble 2.0 Concern
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Apple Fuels Silicon Valley Hiring Amid Bubble 2.0 Concern

Silicon Valley companies are in the midst of a hiring boom not seen since the late 1990s as nearly 50 U.S. technology companies with a market value of more than...

­sing Real-Time Road Traffic Data to Evaluate Congestion
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­sing Real-Time Road Traffic Data to Evaluate Congestion

Cambridge University researchers are working on the Transport Information Monitoring Environment (TIME) project, which aims to provide data that enables businesses...

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What The Fbi Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App

The FBI has raised eyebrows in the tech world with a public document that asks for advice on how to harvest information from social networking sites.

Sensor Networks Could End Parking Rage
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Sensor Networks Could End Parking Rage

The anger many drivers feel from having to search and wait for parking spaces to open up might be quelled by arrays of networked sensors embedded in city streets...

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Pursuing Iphone Thief, Officer Knew Right Buttons to Push

As crime-solving tools go, it may not have the same pedigree as, say, the oversize magnifying glass.

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Humans Lose, Robots Win in New Defense Budget

The big loser in the Pentagon’s new budget? Ordinary human beings.

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Fbi Plans Social Network Map Alert Mash-­p Application

The FBI is seeking to develop an early-warning system based on material "scraped" from social networks.

Art-Ificial: The Virtual Virtuosos Redefining Creativity
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Art-Ificial: The Virtual Virtuosos Redefining Creativity

Imperial College London computer scientist Simon Colton has created Painting Fool, software that can seek artistic inspiration and has basic creativity.  

Cracking Teenagers' Online Codes
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Cracking Teenagers' Online Codes

Microsoft senior researcher Danah Boyd, a professor at New York University, is focusing on children and teenagers' use of social media.  

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No More R

Union Square Ventures recently posted an opening for an investment analyst.

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10k Reasons to Worry About Critical Infrastructure

A security researcher was able to locate and map more than 10,000 industrial control systems hooked up to the public internet, including water and sewage plants...

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Hewlett Packard Opens Doors to Its HP Labs ­.K. Research Base

The year is 2015, and in a government-owned data centre somewhere in southern England thousands of servers are humming away, hard at work keeping the country running...

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Google Wants Ability to 'combine' Your ­ser Data

Google is planning to rewrite its privacy policy to grant it explicit rights to "combine personal information" across multiple products and services, the company...

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When Self-Driving Cars and the Real World Collide

Even as Google tests its small fleet of self-driving vehicles on California highways, legal scholars and government officials are warning that society has only...

Nyc Opens First High School For Software Engineering
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Nyc Opens First High School For Software Engineering

New York City will create its first public high school dedicated to training students in software development.  

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Warrants Needed For Gps Monitoring, Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that law enforcement authorities need a probable-cause warrant from a judge to affix a GPS device to a vehicle and monitor...

ACM Fellows Inducted
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ACM Fellows Inducted

Forty-six men and women are recognized as 2011 ACM Fellows.

The War Against Botnets
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The War Against Botnets

Increasingly sophisticated botnets have emerged during the last several years. However, security researchers, businesses, and governments are attacking botnets...

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How ­.s. Lost Out on Iphone Work

When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley's top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.

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Air Force's Top Brain Wants a 'Social Radar' to 'See Into Hearts and Minds'

Chief Scientists of the Air Force usually spend their time trying to figure out how to build better satellites or make jets go insanely fast. Which makes Dr. Mark...
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