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1 hr ago | Wall Street Journal

Can This Israeli Startup Hack Your Phone?

This Israeli startup no longer operates a website. But it has peddled its wares to the Mexican government, gotten on the radar of Central Intelligence Agency officials and recently was bought by an American private equity firm.

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Related Topix: Science

3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Computers, Science, Physics

7 hrs ago | Automotive News

Mobileye shares surge 50% after $890 million IPO

Shares of Mobileye NV soared in their market debut on Friday as investors bet that the race by automakers to improve safety ratings would boost demand for the company's unique camera-based systems that help drivers avoid collisions.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Science

11 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

Attackers can easily create dangerous file-encrypting malware, new threat suggests

A new program that encrypts files to extort money from users highlights that attackers don't need advanced programming skills to create dangerous and effective ransomware threats, especially when strong encryption technology is freely available.

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Related Topix: Cryptography, Science, Science / Technology, Computer Security

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

A mathematical theory proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 can explain the formation of fingers

Researchers have shown that BMP and WNT proteins are the so-called 'Turing molecules' for creating embryonic fingers.

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Related Topix: Science, Computers

18 hrs ago | NewsFactor

New App Helps With Smarter Time Management

The Timeful app is based on the simple observation that what doesn't make it onto your schedule is less likely to get done.

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Related Topix: Science, Santa Clara County, CA, Mountain View, CA, Apple, Startups

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Meet the next bestselling authors: computers

COULD A COMPUTER DREAMED HER UP? Daenerys Targaryen , from George RR Martin's hit book series and TV show Game of Thrones.

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Related Topix: Computers, Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, Emilia Clarke, Science

SFGate

MongoDB Has Poached One Of Oracle's Top Engineers

Bamford was a key engineer who helped Oracle build its flagship database software and then went on to create other key database products.

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Related Topix: Science, Computers

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

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

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

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

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

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