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This company says its technology could have detected Snowden’s intrusions

Government servants are hardly the best paid employees in the world, even if they are spies. But the older ones do have pensions of the sort most young people could never imagine. So why would a 30-year veteran of Britain’s secret service, with a “gold-plated” pension to look forward to, leave his …

National Security Agency (NSA)

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

The Start-Up of You

Summary of The Start-Up of You<p>Generously submitted by reader Shahan Lilja.<p><b>CHAPTER 1 — ALL HUMANS ARE ENTREPRENEURS</b><p>Why are humans born entrepreneurs?<p>– …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Google acquires Boston Dynamics, maker of animal-inspired robots

Company nabs a maker of impressive walking and running creatures. It's part of Google's effort to buy its way into a future populated by autonomous mechanical entities.<p>Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, maker of Cheetah, BigDog, WildCat and other nature-inspired robots.<p>Google confirmed the …

Robotics

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

The next big project for "Fixer Upper's" Chip Gaines has nothing to do with home improvement...<p>We often have guests come on the TODAY show to talk …

Closing the loop: New startup HealthLoop brings in $10M to help doctors track patients

Health IT is a booming sector, but physicians are already becoming inundated and overwhelmed by the influx of new tools.<p>And yet, in Silicon Valley, dozens of startups are building new technologies for doctors. The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, presents a unique opportunity for health care …