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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo fix serious email weakness

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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have remedied a cryptographic weakness in their email systems that could allow an attacker to create a spoofed message that passes a mathematical security verification. The weakness affects DKIM, or DomainKeys Identified Mail, a security system used by major email senders. DKIM wraps a cryptographic...
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo fix serious email weakness

Mathematician Decries "Internet Thinking" after Math Exam Panic http://bit.ly/cNE33u

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Mathematician Decries "Internet Thinking" after Math Exam Panic http://bit.ly/cNE33u

How big data predicted Eurovision — and offended Malta

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On Saturday night millions of people all over Europe — all over the world, in fact — tuned in to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, a cheesy televisual explosion that many worship as a festival of camp, cross-border craziness. In a three-and-a-half hour live broadcast from Azerbaijan (yes, really), viewers...
How big data predicted Eurovision — and offended Malta

NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

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The floor at Disrupt’s NY Hackathon is filled mostly with people working on software projects, but there were also some interesting hardware endeavors underway. One in particular caught my eye: a robot built from open-source components build to help anyone subject their app or device to strenuous, physical testing in...
NY Disrupt Hackathon Hardware Find: Robots!

Largest known prime number - 17M digits long - discovered

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A mathematician at the University of Central Missouri has discovered what is now the largest known prime number -- one with more than 17 million digits....
Largest known prime number - 17M digits long - discovered

Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

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Israel is now one of the world’s tech powerhouses, second only to Silicon Valley as a hub for startups, but it wasn’t always this way. Today, in honour of the 84th birthday of Professor Aviezri Fraenkel, we’re delighted to share a short film sharing his story of working on the...
Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

Mathematician: Finding 17M-digit prime number like climbing Everest

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The mathematician who found the largest known prime number said the discovery last month was like climbing Mount Everest or landing on the moon....
Mathematician: Finding 17M-digit prime number like climbing Everest

Careful: Your big data analytics may be polluted by data scientist bias

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Expectations surrounding the future of  big data range from the just huge to absolutely enormous – a reflection perhaps of both its real inherent potential and all the massive hype. Certainly though there is no dispute that companies can reap big benefits from exploring patterns found in the data they...
Careful: Your big data analytics may be polluted by data scientist bias
Play Monopoly as Alan Turing did with new special edition board
Data Centers: Researchers Visit the 19th Century, Bring Back Wireless Data Center

Google Doodle celebrates Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer

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Today's Google Doogle celebrates the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the pioneering mathematician who is regarded as the world's first computer programmer. Responsible for the first algorithm designed for Babbage's Difference Engine, even if the machine wasn't built in her lifetime, she envisaged a future where computers could create...
Google Doodle celebrates Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer
How to hire data scientists and get hired as one

Hewlett-Packard is losing a star in Mike Lynch | Wendy M Grossman

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The Autonomy founder's relationship with HP hasn't worked out – a familiar tale of eccentric inventors and big companiesThe news broke today that among the 27,000 workers to be shed by Hewlett-Packard is Mike Lynch – the founding chief executive of Autonomy, the software company HP bought in October 2011...
Hewlett-Packard is losing a star in Mike Lynch | Wendy M Grossman

Unabomber offers a joke in Harvard alumni report

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The famed mathematician-turned-murderer-turned-tech author's listing in Harvard's 1962 alumni report causes controversy. Under "awards," he lists his eight life sentences. [Read more]...
Unabomber offers a joke in Harvard alumni report

Will Eaves: What I'm thinking about ... artificial intelligence

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'Babbage's beautiful monster, with all its banks of ante-digital data, is no more a self-starting entity than my laptop. Or my toaster'At a recent centenary-year conference on the life and work of the mathematician and logician Alan Turing - a pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) - I found myself asking...
Will Eaves: What I'm thinking about ... artificial intelligence

A Mathematical Explanation Of The Justin Bieber Phenomenon

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Canadian researchers have determined that Bieber Fever is "the most infectious disease of our time". Treating Bieber obsession like any disease, biologist Valerie Tweedle and mathematician Robert J. Smith called it "a full pandemic, primarily among our youth." The Canadian duo found that people infected with this disease have sudden...
A Mathematical Explanation Of The Justin Bieber Phenomenon
Voice analysis could help diagnose Parkinson's, project seeking volunteers

The Simple Bracket iPhone app will keep you sane during March Madness

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If you haven’t filled out your bracket for the annual NCAA March Madness basketball extravaganza, you’ll want to check out the Simple Bracket iPhone app from Studioneat. We dribbled with the developers, who were responsible for the Glif tripod mount and Cosmonaut stylus, when they first launched the app’s Kickstarter...
The Simple Bracket iPhone app will keep you sane during March Madness

Leap Motion's 3-D System Is Like A Kinect for Controlling Your Computer

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Forget about jet packs. A San Francisco startup is about to bring "Minority Report"-style control to your computer.We might not have jet packs yet, but apparently the ability to control our computers by wiggling our fingers is right around the corner. Leap Motion, a San Francisco startup has created a device...
Leap Motion's 3-D System Is Like A Kinect for Controlling Your Computer

Google Revolving Planets Logo For Nicolaus Copernicus

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Google is celebrating the 540th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus, a mathematician and astronomer who was the man who came up with Heliocentrism. As you can see, the Google logo is of Heliocentrism, where the planets revolve around the sun and the sun is stationary at the center of the Solar...
Google Revolving Planets Logo For Nicolaus Copernicus
Geek of the Week: Olly Downs on stats, science and racecars

DailyDirt: Taxes On The Mathematically Challenged

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Every so often, a lottery jackpot reaches such an insane amount that everyone starts to wonder if it's worthwhile to thrown down a couple bucks on a ticket. If you haven't heard yet, it's that time again, and the Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing could hand a lucky winner over...
DailyDirt: Taxes On The Mathematically Challenged

No Fitbit Or Fuelband Necessary. The Moves App Tracks Your Steps From The iPhone.

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For those of you who don’t have the disposable income or the obsessiveness of a Quantified Self devotee to try every single smart pedometer out there like the Fuelband, Fitbit or Jawbone Up, there’s an app for you. Called Moves, the free app just landed in the iOS store...
No Fitbit Or Fuelband Necessary. The Moves App Tracks Your Steps From The iPhone.

Google defends listing extremist websites in its search results

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Eric Schmidt tells Hay festival that legal information 'even if it's despicable, will be indexed', and may help track terroristsGoogle's indexing of extremist websites helps police track their activity and will continue, the company's chief told an audience at the Hay festival.Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, was asked to...
Google defends listing extremist websites in its search results
78 percent of Bitcoin currency stashed under digital mattress, study finds

Hands-on with the 7-inch XO Tablet, OLPC's first consumer device

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It appears the XO Touch (aka 4.0) wasn't the only new device OLPC brought to CES 2013. Interestingly, the company is moving into the consumer market this year, and it's releasing a 7-inch slate (1,024 x 600 resolution) in the US called, funnily enough, the "XO Tablet." So let's...
Hands-on with the 7-inch XO Tablet, OLPC's first consumer device
Forget pens and paper: Egraph paves way for autographs of the future

Booting Up: Square Takes Its Show on the Road, Expands to Canada

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Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Dorsey. (Photo: nycgov.tumblr.com) The next step in what we assume is Jack Dorsey’s Bruce Lee-inspired plan to take over the world: Square will soon launch in Canada. [TechCrunch] Speaking of can’t stop won’t stop, Lerer Ventures has closed its third fund, clocking in at $36.15 million. [PandoDaily]...
Booting Up: Square Takes Its Show on the Road, Expands to Canada

Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

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At TEDx Edinburgh today, the BBC reports, mathematician Max Little today launched a new project that uses a speaker’s voice to help diagnose Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s, which is a devastating neurological disease that develops gradually and often starts with very slight tremor in one hand, is notoriously hard to diagnose...
Make A Three-Minute Call, Help Develop A Test For Parkinson’s Based On Voice Recognition

How Good Is Tiger Woods? Mathematician Provides a Number

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How much does Tiger Woods dominate golf? A mathematician provides an exact answer....
How Good Is Tiger Woods? Mathematician Provides a Number
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