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Why more young girls should learn to code

Mar 02, 15 Why more young girls should learn to code

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I learned to code by accident. A happy accident, yes, but not what I intended when I declared professional writing as my college major. What my professors taught me in the few design classes I took helped me land an internship with an online publication hosted by Drupal, a leading content management system (CMS).

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Deep Q, the computer that taught itself how to play Space Invaders

Mar 02, 15 Deep Q, the computer that taught itself how to play Space Invaders

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A new kind of artificial intelligence has learned to play vintage video games without any prior instructions in a bid to achieve human-like scoring abilities. The intelligent machine learns by itself from scratch using a trial-and-error approach that is reinforced by the reward of a score in the game.

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SNL net neutrality sketch pokes fun at how nobody knows what it is

Mar 02, 15 SNL net neutrality sketch pokes fun at how nobody knows what it is

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday by calling for stricter regulations on Internet service providers. Despite the fact that "net neutrality" has been making headlines, many are grossly unaware about the significance. SNL highlighted this very fact in a hilarious new sketch.

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How does Samsung’s Galaxy S6 compare to Apple’s iPhone 6?

Mar 02, 15 How does Samsung’s Galaxy S6 compare to Apple’s iPhone 6?

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge release date was officially announced on Sunday. As one of Apple’s biggest competitors in the hardware space, the Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 comparisons can’t help but be drawn. The two flagship devices have almost as many differences as similarities.

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Machine makes pancakes of your face

Mar 01, 15 Machine makes pancakes of your face

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

Food artists have nothing on a new 3D printer that uses facial recognition technology to create portraits in a delicious medium: pancakes. Created by Bristol-based innovation firm Kinneir Dufort, the printer manages to create the product in under five minutes.

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‘Star Trek’ tech: From dream to reality

Mar 01, 15 ‘Star Trek’ tech: From dream to reality

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

Leonard Nimoy died Friday, but the legacies of his character and the related worlds of wonder live on. While we’re still years away from either instant teleportation or massive starships that can travel at light speed, many of the technologies seen in “Star Trek” have moved from fiction to fact, one way or another.

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Digital Savant: Self-driving cars and robot soccer

Feb 28, 15 Digital Savant: Self-driving cars and robot soccer

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The longer you cover technology, the harder it is to get your mind blown by what you witness. I was impressed, then overwhelmed with glee, on a recent visit to the artificial intelligence research area at the University of Texas Computer Science Department.

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Apple sets its sights on virtual reality

Feb 28, 15 Apple sets its sights on virtual reality

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Apple Inc. is taking a hard look at VR. Several job listings posted this week by the company reveal that it is seeking to advance its development of virtual reality hardware and software, a big area of investment for Samsung, Google, Facebook and Sony.

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Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers & apps

Feb 28, 15 Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers & apps

Posted by in Health, Technology

More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out.

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How much do you want to fly a drone with your brain?

Feb 27, 15 How much do you want to fly a drone with your brain?

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Mind control is a concept best left for science fiction movies, right? Technology juggernaut Tekever, though, has used existing electroencephalography (EEG) expertise to develop a drone that can be controlled using nothing but a person’s brainwaves.

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