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Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain
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Samsung Demos a Tablet Controlled By Your Brain

One day, we may be able to check email or call a friend without ever touching a screen or even speaking to a disembodied helper.

Autopsy of a Dead Social Network
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Autopsy of a Dead Social Network

Friendster is a social network that was founded in 2002, a year before Myspace and two years before Facebook.

The Algorithms That Automatically Date Medieval Manuscripts
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The Algorithms That Automatically Date Medieval Manuscripts

University of Toronto researchers have developed statistical computer techniques for dating historical documents.  

Leaping Into the Gesture-Control Era
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Leaping Into the Gesture-Control Era

A trip to any big electronics store this fall will tell you that computer makers from Samsung to Microsoft think laptop and desktop computers need touch screens...

What Comes After the Touch Screen?
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What Comes After the Touch Screen?

In a few short years, the technologies found in today's mobile devices—touch screens, gyroscopes, and voice-control software, to name a few—have radically transformed...

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The New Science of Online Persuasion

The Web has fundamentally changed the business of advertising in just a few years. So it stands to reason that the process of creating ads is bound to change, too...

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Why Viewers Could Soon Control Super Bowl Ads

During this Sunday's Super Bowl, a record five million viewers are expected to tweet or make other social media comments—not just about the game, but also about...

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Automobile Design for the Connected Age

Car design is in a state of flux. The designer's job used to be about tail fins and chrome. Then it was all about cup holders and plastics.

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Will the Kinect 2 Be Able to Read Your Lips?

How will users hack this one? The Kinect is a device that inherently grows and expands: Microsoft itself has come around to acknowledging that the oft-hackedreally...

Beauty Now in the Eye of the Algorithm
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Beauty Now in the Eye of the Algorithm

Xerox Research Center Europe computer scientists have developed technology that sorts photographs by their content as well as their aesthetic qualities. The technology...

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Gestural Interfaces Go Mainstream

Starting with the handheld controllers introduced by the Nintendo Wii console in 2006, gamers have been able to control computers by making gestures in the air...

A New Chapter For E-Books
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A New Chapter For E-Books

The problem with the Harry Potter series, for me and many others, was that it had to end.

A Social-Media Decoder
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A Social-Media Decoder

From his 24th-floor corner office in midtown Manhattan, the veteran CBS research chief David Poltrack can gaze southward down the Avenue of the Americas, its...

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Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Robot Remote Control

Android and iPhone users alike are newly empowered over robots, in two very different ways.

How Robots Will Beat Humans at Billiards
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How Robots Will Beat Humans at Billiards

Once a year, at the International Computer Olympiad, teams pit their AI software against others' in a variety of nerd-appropriate sports: chess, go, backgammon...

Augmented Reality Interface Exploits Human Nervous System
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Augmented Reality Interface Exploits Human Nervous System

The most important function of the brain is figuring out what to ignore: Research suggests that we can process only about one percent of the visual information...

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New Protocol Turbocharges the Web

Over the past 15 years, Web-based applications have gradually replaced those based on other networking protocols for everything from personal communications to...

Can Google Reinvent Web Video?
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Can Google Reinvent Web Video?

An ambitious attempt by Google to shift the Web over to a new, royalty-free video format has taken significant strides. New software has been released that can...

Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets
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Dazzling Dual-Core Phones and Tablets

New processors are a big improvement, but it will take time for apps to take advantage.

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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