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1 hr 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.


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

4 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.


Related Topix: Science

8 hrs ago |

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.


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.


Related Topix: Science


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Science, Robots, Cameras


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 .


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.


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


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.


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.


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

Tue Jul 29, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Google, Startups


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.


Related Topix: Science, Gadgets

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.


Related Topix: BuzzFeed, Journalism, Science


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Science, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology

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.


Related Topix: Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Express India

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimention on users

OkCupid, a top US dating / matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Science

Customer Interaction Solutions

Zumasys Named #1 Best Place to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal

Zumasys, a leading provider of cloud computing solutions for business-critical applications, announced today that it has been ranked #1 on the 2014 Best Places to Work in County list, a project of the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group.


Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Non-Profit, Marketing


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