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'Cool' New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.<p>The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for …

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A Discrete Stock Price Prediction Engine Based on Financial News

ABSTRACT<p>The Arizona Financial Text system leverages statistical learning to make trading decisions based on numeric price predictions. Research …

Mark Zuckerberg: We will rid site of fake news, but 'identifying the truth is complicated'

The Facebook CEO wrote a post on his page Saturday regarding the site's role in this year's election after people began blaming Facebook for allowing fake news to be distributed on the site, perhaps contributing to Donald Trump's surprising victory.<p>Speaking at the Techonomy conference on Thursday, …

Etsy paid $32.5 million for AI startup Blackbird Technologies

Ecommerce company Etsy today disclosed in a filing that it spent $32.5 million to acquire Blackbird Technologies, a startup that had developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that could be used for various search applications in the context of shopping.<p>“The Company completed this acquisition …

Watch IBM Watson Suggest Treatments for a Cancer Patient

No human could possibly read the entirety of medical literature, personal health records, and case file histories that might inform a doctor’s …

Apple’s MacBook Pro event recap

In the second Apple event in the past two months, Tim Cook ceremoniously took the stage today at Apple HQ to keep us posted on what the company has been working on. The event opened with a moving message toward making Apple technology accessible to all without too much detail on how exactly that is …

15 Stylish Kitchen Designs With Concrete Counter Highlights

There’s a lot of to be inspired by when it comes to concrete countertops. The material has a bunch of great properties that make it a really good …

Microsoft aims high with new Surface hardware

Microsoft has fired a formidable salvo against Apple and its outdated hardware lineup with a new Surface Book and Surface Studio All-in-One PC.<p>If you …

Why smart devices are so vulnerable to cyber attacks

Richard Sims, a product development consultant at the Technology Partnership, said such devices - commonly referred to as the "internet of things" - often connect to the internet by default and use stock code from open-source software, which makes them easier to hack.<p>Mercedes Bunz, a lecturer at …