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Facial expressions don't tell the whole story of emotion

Interacting with other people is almost always a game of reading cues and volleying back. We think a smile conveys happiness, so we offer a smile in return. We think a frown shows sadness, and maybe we attempt to cheer that ...

Insider Q&A: Facebook VP of Messenger discusses privacy

At Facebook, Stan Chudnovsky oversees the Messenger chat app that's used by well over 1 billion people each month. He's playing a key role in helping Facebook integrate that app with its other chat tools, WhatsApp and Instagram ...

Smartphone voting stirs interest—and security fears

West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent ...

Cloud computing: invisible, versatile and highly profitable

With each passing quarter, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have been setting new records, while cloud computing has become the invisible backbone supporting much of our daily lives. Its potential to become an even bigger part ...

Low-cost 'smart' diaper can notify caregiver when it's wet

For some infants, a wet diaper is cause for an instant, vociferous demand to be changed, while other babies may be unfazed and happy to haul around the damp cargo for lengthy periods without complaint. But if worn too long, ...

Artificial intelligence finds disease-related genes

An artificial neural network can reveal patterns in huge amounts of gene expression data and discover groups of disease-related genes. This has been shown by a new study led by researchers at Linköping University, published ...

Stubborn strain of Android malware disses resets

It's being called nasty—oh, the reinfection of it all— and sneaky for good reason: It's all of that, known to headache-watchers as xHelper, which turns out to be of no help at all once infected. The malware xHelper was ...

Facebook's influencers nod shows murky side of campaign ads

Facebook's green light for political campaigns to pay prominent social media users to spread their messages is highlighting the difficulties around setting rules for the fast-changing world of online political campaigning.

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