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The Trance of Texting Teens

Don't Bore Your Twitter Followers: Link Different

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As we noted yesterday, Twitter isn't so much a social network as a broadcast medium. For most Twitter users, broadcasting information mostly means sharing links. Whenever you share a link, however, there is always the lingering question if your followers haven't already seen this link in their streams before. Thanks...
Don't Bore Your Twitter Followers: Link Different

15 Years Ago Today, IBM Changed The Way We Thought About Computers (IBM)

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15 years ago, today, IBM's famous chess-playing computer, Deep Blue, beat world champion Garry Kasparov at his own game, making history and changing the way people thought about computers. Murray Campbell was a member of the original team behind the famous chess-playing computer and we had the opportunity to catch...
15 Years Ago Today, IBM Changed The Way We Thought About Computers (IBM)
Creating the beautiful mystery of The Unfinished Swan

Just Admit It, Groupon Haters--You're Wrong

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It's cool to hate Groupon. It's cool to snicker with tech friends and diss Groupon as a people-powered business that will "never make money" and will soon "go bankrupt." It's cool to scoff at Groupon's former grad student CEO Andrew Mason. And so on. It's so cool to hate...
Just Admit It, Groupon Haters--You're Wrong

Yelp for Religion: ChurchRater Lets Users Review Worship

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What do you get when a Christian pastor, an atheist, a grad student and a lawyer set up a website to criticize churches? I swear, this isn't a bad joke. It's a very real site, ChurchRater, and it allows anyone with an Internet connection to identify and review church services...
Yelp for Religion: ChurchRater Lets Users Review Worship

How The Press Misinterprets Scientific Studies

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There's an absolutely awesome comic by Jorge Cham, of PhDComics (which you should read whether or not you're a PhD student) about the science news cycle, in which a nuanced scientific result showing a slight correlation is turned into a causal relationship by the press, leading to a flat out...
How The Press Misinterprets Scientific Studies

Horse's Mouth: Stanford's Jonathan Mayer On Fixing Privacy

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Jonathan Mayer is the grad student whose research on internet tracking set off an explosive series of media reports and a flurry of privacy demands in Washington. But what does Mayer himself think should be done—is it possible to regulate privacy without harming Silicon Valley? I spoke to him...
Horse's Mouth: Stanford's Jonathan Mayer On Fixing Privacy
A publicist calls out the flacks and the hacks

Science-y love blooms into a 250-tulip proposal

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True love flowers at Cornell University as a horticultural-minded grad student digs in deep to plant a colorful marriage proposal. [Read more]...
Science-y love blooms into a 250-tulip proposal

Google Under Fire For Circumventing Safari Privacy Setting

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It’s a tense time for Google: controversial policy and user-experience changes are combining with a growing distrust of tracking and advertising to produce something of a toxic atmosphere. Not the moment, then, you would want a minor scandal to erupt in the form of Google circumventing, intentionally or unintentionally, the...
Google Under Fire For Circumventing Safari Privacy Setting

This Website Will Make You Terrified To Eat Food In China

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The Chinese are relying on social media—instead of the government—to identify which foods are unsafe, according to the AP. One place they turn is Shanghai grad student Wu Heng's food scandal database 'Throw It Out the Window.' We checked out this site through a Google translation. The food scandals listed...
This Website Will Make You Terrified To Eat Food In China
Google hit with FTC complaint, says circumventing Safari privacy features accidental

MIT robot arm corrects colorful block-related mishaps (video)

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We've been traveling around the country the past week, checking out some of the latest goings-on in the wide world of robotics. Amongst the most prevalent themes we've seen across the projects is a sense of real-world uncertainty -- which is to say that any number of things can...
MIT robot arm corrects colorful block-related mishaps (video)

Presenting The First Camera That Describes Pictures For You

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Using a webcam and some scraps from the junk shelf at school, NYU graduate student Matt Richardson created a camera that spits out a written description of an image within a minute of you taking it. For now this sci-fi concept relies on a rather mundane process, transmitting the image...
Presenting The First Camera That Describes Pictures For You
Cybercrime exposed: Once a grad student in China, now an international hacker-spy

Why Facebook and Silicon Valley owe it all to Moscow

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When Russia’s Digital Sky Technologies stepped in and spent $200 million on Facebook stock in 2009, it took many people by surprise. The company had been little known outside its home territory, but was suddenly making a name for itself with significant investments in Silicon Valley businesses — often at...
Why Facebook and Silicon Valley owe it all to Moscow

Webcam System Models Your Movements And Emotions On A Lifelike Avatar

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A new system created at Keio University will help add lifelike motion capture and emotion-sensing to apps, games, and design programs by scanning your face and body for cues. The system works on any PC and can recreate all of your facial expressions on a life-like human avatar. The...
Webcam System Models Your Movements And Emotions On A Lifelike Avatar

Haptic app helps visually impaired learn math

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A Vanderbilt grad student wants the visually impaired to be able to use one of their strongest senses--touch--to better visualize algebra, geometry, and more. [Read more]...
Haptic app helps visually impaired learn math

Inside The Odd And Hilarious Subculture Of 'Weird Twitter'

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There's an unusual subculture of jokesters on Twitter, and they're probably having more fun than you. Instead of tweeting filtered photos of their lunches or their vapid thoughts on technology (you all know who you are), they share surreal bursts of unusual ideas, jokes that are funny not because of...
Inside The Odd And Hilarious Subculture Of 'Weird Twitter'

Hank Green and Bernie Su's Lizzie Bennet Diaries celebrates #darcyday

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Dallas‘s J.R. gets shot. Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s vampire boyfriend loses his soul. And the web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has #darcyday. Lizzie Bennet, a reinterpretation of Pride and Prejudice created by Hank Green and Bernie Su, updates Jane Austen’s often-adapted classic novel for the social media age: The...
Hank Green and Bernie Su's Lizzie Bennet Diaries celebrates #darcyday

Exploit lets websites bombard visitors' PCs with gigabytes of data

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A Web developer has demonstrated a simple-to-execute exploit that allows websites to surreptitiously bombard visitors' storage devices with gigabytes of junk data. As its name suggests, FillDisk.com loads an almost unlimited amount of data onto hard drives of people who access the site. It requires no user interaction and...
Exploit lets websites bombard visitors' PCs with gigabytes of data

Spinning A Made-In-The-Midwest Student Project Into Kickstarter Gold

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Clip Tree, the ingenious little storage system by a Cranbrook grad student, is fast becoming one of Kickstarter's rare furniture success stories....
Spinning A Made-In-The-Midwest Student Project Into Kickstarter Gold

Apple Should Reinstate Drone+ & Stop Censoring Apps

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I was hoping to wake up to different headlines this morning. Something along the line of "Apple Apologizes, Accepts Drone+ iPhone App" would have sufficed. Alas, last week's news remains a stubborn reality: Apple thinks that an app highlighting publicly available data about war is "objectionable" and refuses to allow it...
Apple Should Reinstate Drone+ & Stop Censoring Apps

SpaceTop: A futuristic computer interface that you can reach into and manipulate

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Even though Minority Report was originally a short story from the 1950s, everyone tends to remember the gesture-based, 3D computer interface from the 2002 movie more than just about anything else regarding either the story or film. Now, an MIT grad student has created a 3D screen that displays items...
SpaceTop: A futuristic computer interface that you can reach into and manipulate

RT @utlibraries "Watch a UT Dept of History grad student return over 100 books to PCL with her own little parade http://is.gd/chM9x"

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RT @utlibraries "Watch a UT Dept of History grad student return over 100 books to PCL with her own little parade http://is.gd/chM9x"
Mobile device that measures lung functions headlines UW computer science poster show

Four Months Later, Apple Still Censoring Drone Strike App

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At the end of August, Apple made a disheartening decision. After NYU grad student Josh Begley submitted Drone+, an iPhone app that maps U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, the company decided that the content was too "objectionable" to be granted shelf space in their App Store. Begley's app didn't contain...
Four Months Later, Apple Still Censoring Drone Strike App
Gabriella Coleman: Helping Hackers Infiltrate Academia

Meet the Kids--Now Adults--Behind 1995's 'Internet Prophecy' Video

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The group includes a TV reporter, a grad student, a data control specialist ... and a programmer....
Meet the Kids--Now Adults--Behind 1995's 'Internet Prophecy' Video
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