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Next year’s flagship Android phones may offer facial recognition features

Are fingerprint sensors on the way out? A report from Digitimes makes the case that Android smartphone makers may soon start following Apple’s lead …

Mobile Technology

Netflix's CEO backs a math education program that works like the streaming service

But Hastings' interest in personalization also extends into a lesser-known realm: education.<p>In 2011, Hastings teamed up with venture capitalist John Doerr to invest $11 million in the growth of math education startup DreamBox Learning. Created in 2006, the program supplements kids' elementary and …

Education

NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online

Well that takes care of our Sunday plans.<p>Yesterday, NASA announced a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make …

Desperately Seeking Einstein’s Assistant

My quest to interview theoretical physicist Peter G. Bergmann<p>Fourteen years ago, I received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the history of …