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Wireless networks may learn to live together by using energy pulses

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have invented a way for different wireless networks crammed into the same space to say "excuse me" to one another.Wi-Fi shares a frequency band with the popular Bluetooth and ZigBee systems, and all are often found in the same places together. But it's...
Wireless networks may learn to live together by using energy pulses

Bringing the Lean Startup approach to healthcare

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On an ongoing mission to find inspiring individuals disrupting markets, industries and organizations, I sat down with Kapil Parakh, Director of Heart Failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Not only is he bringing Lean Startup methodology into his medical practice, but he most recently helped launch Health For America....
Bringing the Lean Startup approach to healthcare

Leaning left or right? Browser plugin looks to bring balance to political news

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It’s an election year, which means a lot of mud is being slung in various media outlets. Oftentimes, it’s hard to find the truth among all of the clutter. But a new online tool could help identify biases in news reporting, pointing consumers of news to other viewpoints, especially when...
Leaning left or right? Browser plugin looks to bring balance to political news

Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)

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Reconstructing 3D spacial data has long been possible, but convincing the average consumer of that would be another chore entirely. In the future, however, it may be simpler to believe. A crew of researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology are hard at work developing a new system that "quickly...
Japanese research group concocts 3D restoration magic from regular photos (video)

PROFESSOR: Self-Segregation Is What's Keeping African Americans Out Of Silicon Valley

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There's an underrepresentation of African-Americans in the tech sector. And it's all because of self-segregation, says Maya Beasley, author of Opting Out: Losing The Potential Of American's Young Black Elite and an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at the University of Connecticut. Beasley, who is bi-racial, noticed the...
PROFESSOR: Self-Segregation Is What's Keeping African Americans Out Of Silicon Valley

No, You Won't Be Able To Charge A Cell Phone In Under 30 Seconds Anytime Soon

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It sounds like it's going to be quite a while until we can supercharge our cell phones in under 30 seconds.  Last month, we wrote about how 18-year-old Eesha Khare won a $50,000 prize  at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her supercapacitor energy storage device. The device...
No, You Won't Be Able To Charge A Cell Phone In Under 30 Seconds Anytime Soon

Sarah Palin VS Ke$ha

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At the end of the day, they’re both trying to sell a product. Themselves. And they both do a great job in their distinctive niche. –From a project in which @alicetiara, and assistant professor at Fordham studying social media, asked her students to compare the Twitter accounts of a politician...
Sarah Palin VS Ke$ha
Android apps with ads found to pose privacy and security risks

Study: BitTorrent music piracy increases album sales

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A recent study has found that raised BitTorrent piracy may be related to higher album sales. North Carolina State University assistant professor Robert Hammond monitored prerelease albums being downloaded through BitTorrent and compared the numbers with actual album sales. The investigation is said to have uncovered a direct correlation between...
Study: BitTorrent music piracy increases album sales

Study: Learning Spanish With Duolingo Can Be More Effective Than College Classes Or Rosetta Stone

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Education is quickly moving online, but we haven’t seen all that many studies that actually look into the effectiveness of these new forms of online learning. To see how its program performed, the language learning service Duolingo, founded by CAPTCHA inventor Luis von Ahn, commissioned a study (PDF)into the effectiveness...
Study: Learning Spanish With Duolingo Can Be More Effective Than College Classes Or Rosetta Stone

Could Open Source Software Be Put Into The Public Domain Instead?

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There are dozens of free software and open source licences -- many would argue rather too many. Different licenses impose different conditions. For example, the best-known and most widely-used is the GNU General Public License, which is designed to ensure that anyone building on GPL'd software and distributing it should...
Could Open Source Software Be Put Into The Public Domain Instead?

Temptation

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him @nireyal. How do products tempt us? What makes them so alluring? It is easy to assume we crave delicious food or impulsively check email because we find pleasure in the activity. But pleasure is just...
Temptation

Meet the Robot That Pours You a Beer

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A robot designed at Cornell anticipates whether you need a refill on your drink, and then pours it for you. Cornell computer science assistant professor Ashutosh Saxena joins digits. Photo: Robot Learning Lab, Cornell University....
Meet the Robot That Pours You a Beer

Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

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An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time. [Read more]...
Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

How to Give Your Boss Feedback

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Working closely with anyone gives you useful insight into her performance. This is especially true of your boss, who you likely see in a variety of settings: client meetings, presentations, one-on-ones, negotiations, etc. But even if that insight could be helpful to your boss, is it your place to share...
How to Give Your Boss Feedback

Researchers teach Wi-Fi to "see," identify gestures

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Changing the channel with a wave from the kitchen in the WiSee test apartment. University of Washington Flipping off your television may gain a whole new meaning thanks to a technology being developed by a team of researchers at the University of Washington. The team, led by Assistant Professor...
Researchers teach Wi-Fi to "see," identify gestures

Apple saves $9bn with bond manoeuvre

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Technology giant exploits low tax rates abroad to compensate shareholders with bonds instead of using foreign reservesApple saved as much as $9bn when it decided to issue $17bn in debt rather than use its foreign cash reserves to pay money back to shareholders, accountancy experts calculate.The tech giant announced its...
Apple saves $9bn with bond manoeuvre

Survival in academia, the tenure track not taken

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Becoming a university professor requires a lot of work for very little financial reward, compared to most other professions. In STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields, the minimum requirement is four years of undergraduate education, plus anywhere between four and a half and eight years of graduate studies, followed...
Survival in academia, the tenure track not taken

How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?

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There’s been a lot written over the past few years about the future of the news industry — how the rise of the web and social media have disrupted it, and how traditional players like the New York Times and others can recover from this disruption and repair their business...
How can we build a future of post-industrial journalism?

Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home

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Forget to turn off the lights before leaving the apartment? No problem. Just raise your hand, finger-swipe the air, and your lights will power down. Want to change the song playing on your music system in the other room? Move your hand to the right and flip through the songs....
Wi-Fi signals enable gesture recognition throughout entire home
What can Python and the New York Times tell us about gender?

Why Everything is Becoming a Game

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The fact that many people love games isn’t really that new. Retailers and even our own governments have used our love of games to sell us products and hook us on lotteries and whatever else they can think of to boost revenue. But the rise of online games such...
Why Everything is Becoming a Game
Android Malware Genome Project wants to fight malware by understanding it

Your Smartphone Is Tracking You In Ways You've Never Imagined

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Our phones have become an integral part of our lives, and have fundamentally changed the way we work, the way we navigate the world, and the way we communicate with friends and family. But do smartphones with all their interactive, location, and connectivity features and apps compromise our privacy and...
Your Smartphone Is Tracking You In Ways You've Never Imagined

NYU and Codecademy Partner To Teach Coding To Undergrads

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Zach Sims (Photo: Twitter.com) With UPenn making moves on the title of “Stanford of the East” and Eric Schmidt advising Cornell on the evolution of its new tech campus, NYU doesn’t want its students left behind in the college tech revolution. Hence the school’s new partnership with Codeacademy. Students in the Steinhardt...
NYU and Codecademy Partner To Teach Coding To Undergrads

Researcher cracks the code on what makes a tweet popular

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Twitter has become an essential part of the small business marketing playbook, but it remains a difficult platform to truly get your arms around. Some tweets will go gangbusters on the service, replied-to and retweeted for hours. Others will land with a thud, quickly drowned out by the chatter...
Researcher cracks the code on what makes a tweet popular
See comet PANSTARRS before it fades out entirely
Bender: Between Facebook and Sex, Facebook Wins

Megaupload Shutdown Boosted Digital Movie Revenues

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It is no secret that the MPAA was one of the instigators of the Megaupload investigation, which ultimately led to the shutdown of the company January last year. According to the Hollywood studios the file-hosting site kept people away from legal movie stores, and they now have some data to...
Megaupload Shutdown Boosted Digital Movie Revenues

iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment

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Is there anything a smartphone app can’t do? Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s hospital have figured out how to let people measure their own lung health by breathing in the direction of the standard microphone on a smartphone, without any specialized attachments. Here’s the...
iPhone app could replace expensive lung monitoring equipment
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