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5 min ago | MSDN Blogs

PhD Summer School explores cutting-edge computing

Call it the invasion of the computer literati: on the last day of June, 78 PhD students converged on Cambridge, England, to begin five days of networking and knowledge exchanges during the Microsoft Research Cambridge 2014 PhD Summer School, our ninth edition of this annual event.

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Related Topix: Science, World News, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England, Computers, Startups, Microsoft, Speakers, Stevens Institute of Technology

4 hrs ago | Wireless Design & Development

A Market for Emotions

Emotions can be powerful for individuals. But they're also powerful tools for content creators, such as advertisers, marketers, and filmmakers.

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Related Topix: Affectiva, Computers, Science, Marketing

8 hrs ago | New Scientist

The secret system controlling your Facebook News Feed

No one really knows exactly how Facebook decides what we see when we log in. Reverse-engineering the algorithm behind it could help us find out WHO controls your Facebook News Feed? We are fed a specially selected diet of jokes, photos and gossip from our Facebook friends, but not by a person.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Science, Northeastern University, Science / Technology

11 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Resource Star shoots for cloud

Moribund explorer Resource Star is poised to join the rush into the cloud, striking a deal to likely backdoor list a technology start-up involving company promoters Craig Burton and Ross Smith.

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Related Topix: Science

15 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Tor warns users it was attacked

Tor, the prominent system for protecting Internet privacy, said on Wednesday many of its users trying to reach hidden sites might have been identified by government-funded researchers.

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Related Topix: Privacy, Non-Profit, Science

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Inside Bay Area

DVDs: Stay above Depp's awful "Transcendence"

The best thing about this Johnny Depp techno thriller is that Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore Labs feature prominently.

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Related Topix: Science

EETimes

Ushering in Big-Data & Giga-Scale Design Challenges

Welcome to the era of "big data." We in EDA are starting to experience this trend, as Gary Smith suggested at this year's DAC, which we interpret to mean giga-scale design challenges.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Science, Computers

Freshnews

SIGGRAPH 2014 Releases Emerging Technologies Preview

SIGGRAPH 2014, 10-14 August, has released its list of 2014 Emerging Technologies highlights to be featured at this year's conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Related Topix: Science, Robots, Cameras

ComputerWorld

Twitter acquires image search firm Madbits

Madbits, a year-old company that uses deep learning technology to assign relevant information to raw images, has sold itself to Twitter, according to the Madbits website .

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Related Topix: Social Software, New York University, Science

Criminal Report Daily

Artificial Intelligence Meets the Beatles

German photographer Martin Klimas' latest exhibition, a series of images he calls "Sonic Sculptures," is so explosive and colorful, it just may change the way you look -- yes, look -- at music.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Science, Music!, Sign 'o' the Times, Prince, Pop-Funk, Black Entertainment, Science / Technology, Robots

Mashable

This Algorithm Tells You Whether A Twitter Account Is a Spam Bot

Back in 2011, a team from Texas A&M University carried out a cyber sting to trap nonhuman Twitter users that were polluting the Twittersphere with spam.

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Related Topix: Science, Twitter

Hispanic Business

eInfochips to Develop Nvidia Gpu-powered Solutions for Aerospace and...

Powered by NVIDIA Tesla , NVIDIA Quadro and NVIDIA Tegra GPUs, the next generation of systems designed by eInfochips will accelerate performance for visual computing and imaging applications.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, Marketing

Tue Jul 29, 2014

CIO

Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

The majority of Android devices currently in use contain a vulnerability that allows malware to completely hijack installed apps and their data or even the entire device.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Google, Startups

Gizmag

Fitle gives users a 3D avatar of themselves for virtually trying on clothes

Fitle is a new service that aims to provide users with a 3D avatar of themselves with which to try on clothes when shopping online A new service is promising to end the uncertainty of how clothes will look or fit when shopping on the web.

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Related Topix: Science, Gadgets

NewsTarget.com

BuzzFeed editor fired for repeat plagiarism: stole text from NYT, Yahoo Answers and more

Maybe you haven't heard of or seen hyper mixed media website BuzzFeed in its entirety, but if you use Twitter and/or Facebook, then you may have seen bits and pieces of it.

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Related Topix: BuzzFeed, Journalism, Science

SFGate

Here's What The Numbers On Your Credit Card Really Mean

The string of digits presented on the front of a credit or debit card is enough to confuse even the smartest of shoppers.

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Related Topix: Banking, JP Morgan Chase , Science, Business News

GigaOM

Microsoft, Amazon target climate change with cloud computing grants

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services both announced research grant programs on Tuesday, promising millions of hours of cloud computing resources to winning researchers, as well as access to mountains of government data.

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Related Topix: Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Amazon, High Performance Computing

West Australian

China probes Microsoft for 'monopoly'

China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Microsoft, Startups, Science

ComputerWorld

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says.

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Related Topix: Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

Computing.co.uk

Computing research: Routes to mobility

The sudden arrival of smart mobile devices four years ago proved to be a real shot in the arm for the art of software development, inspiring a massive creative surge among amateur and professional coders alike.

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Related Topix: Science

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