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Rio De Janeiro Brings Qr Codes to Its Streets
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Rio De Janeiro Brings Qr Codes to Its Streets

Rio de Janeiro is adding something new into its trademark black-and-white mosaic pavements: QR codes.

11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will ­se to Track You
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11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will ­se to Track You

Cell phones that can identify you by how you walk. Fingerprint scanners that work from 25 feet away. Radars that pick up your heartbeat from behind concrete walls...

How Google's Jeff Dean Became the Chuck Norris of the Internet
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How Google's Jeff Dean Became the Chuck Norris of the Internet

"The speed of light in a vacuum used to be about 35 mph. Then Jeff Dean spent a weekend optimizing physics."—Jeff Dean Facts

How Vegas Casinos Wage War on Cheating
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How Vegas Casinos Wage War on Cheating

"I think most people feel that if you can find a way to beat the casino, more power to you," says Arnold Synder, his eyes, those telltale features, hidden behind...

Google to ­sers: Here's How We Deal with Requests For Your Information
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Google to ­sers: Here's How We Deal with Requests For Your Information

What happens if the local police, the FBI or any government agency asks Google for information about your Gmail or YouTube account?

Ayasdi: Stanford Math Begets a Data Company
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Ayasdi: Stanford Math Begets a Data Company

Like most of his peers, Gunnar Carlsson spends his time thinking about hairy, theoretical math problems.

Google Report Reveals Continued Rise in ­.S. Government Requests for Data
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Google Report Reveals Continued Rise in ­.S. Government Requests for Data

Google has revealed the full scale of the U.S. government's use of controversial legislation that bypasses judicial approval to access the online information of...

Applying Search Engine Techniques to Physics Data, Yandex Partners ­p with Cern
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Applying Search Engine Techniques to Physics Data, Yandex Partners ­p with Cern

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, is perhaps best-known for two things: (probably) locating the elusive Higgs Boson, and being the birthplace...

­.s. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder
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­.s. Cities Relying on Precog Software to Predict Murder

Who needs the freaky precogs of Minority Report to predict if someone’s likely to commit murder when you have an algorithm that can do it for you?

Facebook on Collision Course With Google on Web Searches
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Facebook on Collision Course With Google on Web Searches

After years of collecting photos and personal data from its billion-plus members, Facebook Inc. Tuesday unveiled a search tool that sifts through people's profiles—and...

Google's Kurzweil on Teaching Human Language to Computers
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Google's Kurzweil on Teaching Human Language to Computers

Famed inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil joined Google last month to work on "some of the hardest problems in computer science," specifically machine learning and...

The Future of Search
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The Future of Search

Google fellow Amit Singhal and colleagues are working on improving Web search so that Google will understand terms as things with an Internet life and a history...

Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?
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Their Apps Track You. Will Congress Track Them?

There are three things that matter in consumer data collection: location, location, location.

The Future According to Google's Larry Page
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The Future According to Google's Larry Page

When Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP Group, the giant advertising agency, visited Google this past fall, CEO Larry Page sent a car to pick him up at the Rosewood...

Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Change in Searches
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Mobile Apps Drive Rapid Change in Searches

When the Federal Trade Commission decided last week to close its antitrust investigation of Google without charges, one important factor, though hardly mentioned...

A Peek Inside China's Internet Giants and Their Massive Scale
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A Peek Inside China's Internet Giants and Their Massive Scale

Here's the thing about China: It's very, very big.

North Korean Students Show Google Chief How They Search Web
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North Korean Students Show Google Chief How They Search Web

Students at North Korea's premier university have showed Google's executive chairman how they look for information online: they Google it.

Software Detects and Extracts Text From Within Video Frames, Makes It Searchable
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Software Detects and Extracts Text From Within Video Frames, Makes It Searchable

National University of Singapore researchers have developed a method that automates the process of detecting text within video frames and extracting it from the...

Google Cleared of Search Results Bias After 2-Year U.s. Investigation
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Google Cleared of Search Results Bias After 2-Year U.s. Investigation

Google has been forced by regulators in the U.S. to agree to legally binding changes to the way it presents some search results and runs its search advertising...

Marking the Birth of the Modern-Day Internet
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Marking the Birth of the Modern-Day Internet

A long time ago, my colleagues and I became part of a great adventure, teamed with a small band of scientists and technologists in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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