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Meet the 20-somethings who halted a worldwide cyberattack

Two 20-something cyber experts helped bring down the widespread ransomware attack that infiltrated networks at hospitals, banks, and government …

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Big Data Analytics Forecast : The Streaming Future

Guest View: Expanding the value of data

Today’s digital economy is increasing exponentially. Organizations that have existed for decades in industries that range from auto manufacturers to …

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

Looking along the horizon for the “smart” sea change in IoT

We’ve all been inundated with the hype surrounding Internet of Things “smart stuff” and the impending arrival of our robot overlords, so we tend to minimize the mind-blowing wonder of the responsive and intelligent computing metamorphosis that is upon us.<p>For years, the IoT community has been saying …

The Best Kept Secret in Data Science

Big Data is a big pain. Humans are generating data five times faster than the rate of economic growth. Each day we create 2.5 Exabytes of new data, …

Study: Real-time data sharing could prevent future epidemics like Ebola

The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa was the most deadly outbreak of the disease ever recorded, infecting 28,000 people and killing 11,000.<p>Now a …

The VA Is Using Advanced Technology To Predict Which Veterans Are At Risk Of Suicide

The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new system to identify veterans who are at risk of committing suicide, and VA Secretary David J. …

Smart city of Aarhus uses Bluetooth sensors to improve traffic flows

<i>Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, is using Bluetooth sensors to gain better insights on congestion and to optimize traffic light signals.</i><p>Aarhus …

Beyond Big Data Basics: In-Stream Processing Cures Batch Processing Blues

Most of us have moved our web and e-commerce operationsThe post Beyond Big Data Basics: In-Stream Processing Cures Batch Processing Blues appeared …

Scientists invent new material for storing data

The ultra-thin multilayer film harnesses tiny magnetic whirls called skyrmions to store and process data on magnetic media.<p>A nano-sized piece of film could hold the key to storage that is faster, holds more data and uses less power compared with current solid-state memory.<p>Scientists at the National …

Where's The Value In Big Data?

Big data is old news. It fell off the Gartner hype curve in 2015. So, where’s the plateau of productivity? It turns out there’s no one answer for how to get value out of big data.<p>For a moment, let’s consider what makes big data big. Big data is defined by its bigness – hence the name – but also by …

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Sit up straight: Smart posture trainers to save your back

10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep

We're losing sleep over … sleep.<p>Blame it on job stress or the circadian-rhythm-wrecking blue light of cellphones and tablets, but studies show that nearly half of Americans don't sleep well and that significant percentages of us suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep apnea, and that causes us to …

Facebook says it will use image recognition software to fight revenge porn

The move comes a few months after it was reported that a Facebook group was being used to share revenge porn of women in the military.<p>Facebook is using its image recognition software to keep users from sharing revenge porn to its different services, including Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, …

This beef over a garage door proves why we shouldn’t connect everything to the internet

There are so many reasons why we shouldn’t connect random electric devices to the internet. There are security fears. Software could malfunction. The devices may not really add to your life in any meaningful way.<p>Or the company that makes your internet-of-things device could just decide they don’t …

Want true privacy? You need to check out this browser

Unsettled by Trump's rollback of internet privacy? Startup Brave is working to build Tor's privacy technology directly into its browser.<p>Brave, a new web browser challenging bigger rivals like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, wants to take privacy on the internet to the next level.<p>Like all other …

The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media

Even years into the deployment of the internet, many believed that it was still a fad. Of course, the internet has since become a major influence on our lives, from how we buy goods and services, to the ways we socialize with friends, to the Arab Spring, to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Yet, …

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Hi-Tech Sneakers Controlled by App Allows for Endless Design Customization

Customized sneakers may look great, but they'll often set you back with how much they cost. The footwear startup ShiftWear wants to change this by reinventing the idea of personalized shoes. Fusing technology and fashion, their concept allows you to create your own designs and display them on the …

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10 Remarkable Discoveries That Came From Ancient DNA

Much of human history is not written on paper but in our genes. Some genes show the true, unexpected origins of cultures and the desperate evolution …

Parents put high value on critical thinking, creativity

Singaporean parents largely agree that exam smarts are out, and critical thinking, creativity and emotional intelligence are in.<p>A survey by United …

Are Companies Using Their External Data? | Articles | Big Data

When people think of big data and analytics, it tends to be exclusively in terms of utilizing data they have collected themselves, such as customer …

New app co-created by Elon Musk’s estranged wife could be a game-changer for retail

When 24-year-old author and entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira dropped out of NYU last year to participate in the Thiel Fellowship, the grant program …

Nintendo Switch isn't just a console, it's a 127-year saga that began with a deck of cards

To explain where the idea for the Nintendo Switch came from, Yoshiaki Koizumi puts his hand into his jacket pocket and pulls out a Nintendo-themed …

Robo Librarian Tracks Down Misplaced Books

The robots have now become shelf-aware<p>You know you've done it. You grab a library book off the shelf, flip through the pages, then go to put it back and realize you forgot where it came from. So you just glance over your shoulder and take a wild guess. Misplaced library books frustrate patrons and …

Hardware 101: Smart Doorbells

We’re not saying you’re lazy. Who wouldn’t want to see who’s at the door without even getting up off the couch? And maybe even be able to unlock the …

Calling all computer science majors: jobs are waiting for you

When he was 14 years old, Lawrence Birnbaum taught himself how to program, but he had trouble even finding a computer to work on. Still, he knew computers were going to be the future.<p>That was in the late 1960s. When Birnbaum — today a computer science professor at Northwestern — was in college, …

All Your Wasted Time On The Internet Could Be Heating Up People’s Houses

In a genius solution to the problem of overheated servers in data centers, Stockholm wants to take that excess heat and funnel it directly into local homes.<p>If you live in Stockholm, your apartment could be heated by other people browsing the internet.<p>The city, working with several partners, wants …