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I’m not sure I fancy any meal that’s been cooked up by a computer

Jan 30, 15 I’m not sure I fancy any meal that’s been cooked up by a computer

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

There's a dazzling new cookery writer in town. He is omniscient about grub of all kinds, and you must take his recipe suggestions very seriously. The only thing this fabulous new cookery writer cannot do is appear in public with an apron around his middle. Because it's an IBM super-computer.

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MRI scans may be better than biopsy for detecting prostate cancer

Jan 30, 15 MRI scans may be better than biopsy for detecting prostate cancer

Posted by in Health, Technology

Hundreds of thousands of men are diagnosed with new cases of prostate cancer every year. Thousands more die as a result, which is why diagnosing high-risk cases makes the difference between life and death. Researchersdesigned a new way to diagnose high-risk cases and published their study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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‘Mind-blowing’ gaming potential For HoloLens

Jan 30, 15 ‘Mind-blowing’ gaming potential For HoloLens

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming, Technology

HoloLens, Microsoft’s latest augmented reality device that will be released this year, will step into a realm that already includes heavyweights like Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. However, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella isn't backing down from competitors, and says the gaming opportunities for the device will be “mind-blowing.”

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IBM’s Watson applies its know-how to Canadian comfort food

Jan 29, 15 IBM’s Watson applies its know-how to Canadian comfort food

Posted by in Technology

IBM's Watson cognitive computing system started out by winning Jeopardy, a rather frivolous proof-of-concept for some interesting technology. It then segued into more serious work in cancer research. And now it has returned to an application most of us can relate to more easily: food.

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Police take aim at Waze traffic app

Jan 28, 15 Police take aim at Waze traffic app

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Law enforcement groups throughout the U.S. are unhappy with a feature on the Waze real-time traffic app that makes it possible for anyone to see patrol cars near them. The GPS technology product, cops say, makes officers vulnerable to potential murderers who want to kill police.

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Can an online Autism spectrum test accurately screen for the disorder?

Jan 28, 15 Can an online Autism spectrum test accurately screen for the disorder?

Posted by in Mental Health, Technology

First, Jerry Seinfeld told NBC he thought he landed somewhere on the autism spectrum scale, and then months later he told Access Hollywood he did not. Along the way, Seinfeld raised some important questions about what it means to be autistic and whether any particular screen may provide an accurate diagnosis.

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Popular on Tumblr? Here’s a brand for you to pair with

Jan 27, 15 Popular on Tumblr? Here’s a brand for you to pair with

Posted by in Technology

Do you command a large following on Tumblr? Have hundreds of thousands of those followers been reblogging your GIFs of dogs dressed as Lord of the Rings characters? Management would like to have a word with you. The eight-year-old microblogging platform has unveiled a program to pair its most popular and “creative” bloggers with interested advertisers.

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Special glasses let legally blind mother see her newborn son

Jan 27, 15 Special glasses let legally blind mother see her newborn son

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Parents are quick to compare physical features that they or their partner may share with their newborn. This was one aspect of being a mother that Kathy Beitz did not think she would be able share with other parents. Beitz, who is legally blind, recently gave birth to her son Aksel and wanted nothing more than simply to look at him. Little did she know a very special pair of glasses were on their way to make her wish come true.

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The Pirate Bay servers were hidden in a…mountainside?

Jan 26, 15 The Pirate Bay servers were hidden in a…mountainside?

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By taking the Pirate Bay offline last month, a small team of Swedish police officers proved the infamous piracy site was vulnerable to a raid, debunking years of rhetoric from administrators who openly bragged they could never be stopped. The Pirate Bay had claimed it was run through the cloud, but that's now being contradicted by police, who told TorrentFreak that 50 servers were confiscated in the raid.

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Google is starting to feel the heat of the new search wars

Jan 26, 15 Google is starting to feel the heat of the new search wars

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Google lost 1.6 percent of the U.S. desktop search market last month after Firefox switched to Yahoo as its default search engine. Left, Google’s tweet detailing how to switch Firefox’s default search back to Google. Image Credit: Google via Twitter If you needed any more evidence that the search wars are back on, just...

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