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Speeding algorithms by shrinking data

In computer science, the buzzword of the day is "big data." The proliferation of cheap, Internet-connected sensors—such as the GPS receivers, accelerometers and cameras in smartphones—has meant an explosion of information ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Mapping the Twitterverse

(Phys.org) —What does your Twitter profile reveal about you? More than you know, according to Chris Weidemann. The GIST master's student has developed an application that follows geospatial footprints.

dateAug 28, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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Research finds new channels to trigger mobile malware

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered new hard-to-detect methods that criminals may use to trigger mobile device malware that could eventually lead to targeted attacks launched ...

dateMay 16, 2013 in Security
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Urban butterflies under threat of extinction

According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction. The research drew on the fields of genetics and urban development to quantify the trend across an entire ...

dateAug 21, 2017 in Ecology
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China puts up Stop sign for Pokemon Go

China will not allow its mammoth mobile online population to play Pokemon Go or other augmented-reality games until it completes a review of potential security risks, a Chinese digital publishing group said.

dateJan 12, 2017 in Software
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