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As shootings soar, Chicago police use technology to predict crime

CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a control room at a police headquarters on Chicago's South Side, officers scan digital maps on big screens to see where a computer algorithm predicts crime will happen next.<p>Thrust into a national debate over violent crime and the use of force by officers, police in the …

10 things you need to know today

<b>US markets are roaring back with a vengeance</b>. Dow futures are up 300 points, S&P 500 futures are up 37 points, and Nasdaq futures are up 79 points. This makes up for all of what the markets lost on Friday. Markets in Europe are broadly in the green, with Britain's FTSE 100 up 1.8%, Germany's DAX up …

Economy

F.B.I. considered taking Apple to court over encryption fears

The F.B.I. and Department of Justice are so concerned about Apple’s pro-privacy iOS encryption that senior officials advocated taking Apple to court over the issue, according to a new report.<p>The clash with Cupertino was reportedly sparked by an investigation this summer — “involving guns and drugs” …

Privacy

A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.<p>In the future, we might be able to save our history to a glass storage medium that could potentially outlive humankind. The new type of memory also touts mind-blowing specifications, such as …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

Niantic

Soon There Will Be Google Glass for Everyone and Everything

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that Google Glass is a much-talked about, much-hyped tech thing, the pseudo-clones have already …

Audio pioneer Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose speakers, dies

Audio tech pioneer Amar G. Bose, founder of the high-end audio equipment company that bears his name, died today at age 83, according to statements from the Bose Corporation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No cause of death was immediately given. Dr. Bose founded the Bose Corporation …

Can Big Data solve the mystery of suicide?

Everywhere on the Internet, we're trailed by bots that inspect our searches and social chatter, attempting to predict what we're going to buy, watch or who we might date next. But in the middle of all that commerce-friendly jibber jabber, some people are saying, in not so many words, "I am going to …

Mental Health

Nokia went with Windows Phone because it feared Samsung's domination

Stephen Elop, CEO, Nokia<p>When it comes to hardware most people agree that Nokia makes good handsets, just look at the new Nokia Lumia 1020. But the problem is Nokia’s smartphones run Windows Phone which is still playing catch-up in terms of consumer acceptance. The question that is often asked is …

Mobile

Instagram invades the Web with embeds for photos and videos

New feature exposes Instagram images and footage to new audiences and creates a rivalry with Twitter as a source for breaking news.<p>Instagram is bringing its photos and videos to the rest of the Web with a new embedding feature.<p>The Facebook-owned application, which has more than 130 million active …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Robots: How the Pentagon Could Destroy All Monsters

Giant movie monsters, like the ones trashing major world cities in Pacific Rim, always face humanity's military might and prevail. In the interest of public safety, PM would like to offer the following advice when taking down massive reptiles that have bad intentions. From what we've seen on the …

Military