Rice team sets sights on better voting machine

At the urging of county election officials in Austin, Texas, a group of Rice University engineers and social scientists has pulled together a team of U.S. experts to head off a little-known yet looming crisis facing elections ...

Twitter data crunching: The new crystal ball

Fabio Ciulla from Northeastern University, Boston, USA, and his colleagues demonstrated that the elimination of contestants in TV talent shows based on public voting, such as American Idol, can be anticipated. They unveiled ...

Security flaws could taint 2012 US election: report

Security flaws in voting technology in a number of US states could taint the outcome of the 2012 election, a study concluded Wednesday, saying it was "highly likely" some systems will fail.

Questions linger in US on high-tech voting

A series of problems with electronic voting machines has raised fresh questions about election technology as newer computerized systems gain ground for the 2012 US election.

Oscars to introduce electronic voting

Oscars organizers said Wednesday they would introduce electronic voting to select Hollywood's top films and stars from next year, in the latest reform of the elite awards show system.

Is smartphone technology the future of US elections?

With more and more Americans upgrading to smartphones, and as smartphone capabilities continue to improve, even the U.S. government is considering innovative ways to harness this advancing technology. Human factors/ergonomics ...

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