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Two IBM Research Pre-Docs Explore Just How Intelligent Machines Can Become

Stanislaw Wozniak (left) and Adela-Diana Almasi are Ph.D. candidates working with IBM Research. Photo: Chris Sciacca, IBM Research<p>Cognitive computing …

Japan: Robot to take top university exam

<b>Scientists in Japan are trying to create a computer program smart enough to pass the University of Tokyo's entrance exam, it appears.</b><p>The project, led by Noriko Arai at Japan's National Institute of Informatics, is trying to see how fast artificial intelligence might replace the human brain so that …

How I Made $4000 Selling A Product I Didn't Have

When working on our initial marketing site, PublicBeta had no internal design or development resources and we had to outsource the work. The great …

Google Reveals HP Chromebook 11, A $279 Chrome OS Notebook That Charges Via Micro-USB

Google unveiled a new addition to its growing stable of Chromebooks today, the HP Chromebook 11. The $279 device is on sale now, and offers a white plastic case that’s reminiscent of Apple’s white MacBook, but with color-splashed variants which draw from the palette of the Google Chrome logo to …

Loop’s interesting twist on the mobile wallet

Boston-based startup Loop is introducing yet another smartphone payments technology in an already extremely crowded market. Given that in-store …

Why Malcolm Gladwell Matters (And Why That's Unfortunate)

Malcolm Gladwell, the <i>New Yorker</i> writer and perennial bestselling author, has a new book out. It's called <i>David and Goliath: Misfits, Underdogs, and</i> …