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Sharing corporate R&D on the internet

How much research and development information do Fortune Global 500 companies give away on their websites? That was the question a team from the University of Tunisia hoped to answer in assessing the openness of the commercial ...

date10 hours ago in Economics & Business
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Detecting and blocking leaky Android apps

Nine times out of ten, that Android app is connecting to multiple internet destinations without your knowledge, more than half of them require access to the sensitive, personal information on your mobile device in order to ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Software
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Standard knowledge for robots

What do you know? There is now a world standard for capturing and conveying the knowledge that robots possess—or, to get philosophical about it, an ontology for automatons.

dateMay 20, 2015 in Robotics
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China warns soldiers against wearable gadgets

China has warned soldiers against using smartwatches, high-tech spectacles and other Internet-connected wearable gadgets, saying they could "endanger security" after a recruit was caught trying to take a ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Security
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How parents threaten children's online privacy

Most parents go to great lengths to keep their children safe online—but what if parents themselves, through the simple act of posting photos to Facebook and Instagram, are putting their own kids at risk ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Internet
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Is it time to ditch annual performance reviews?

Most of us have had annual or semi-annual formal performance reviews, but a new paper by psychologists at Rice University reinforce the importance of continuous feedback on employee performance, and how the social environment ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Social Sciences
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