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Facebook manipulated users emotions in secret study—report

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A study detailing how Facebook secretly manipulated the news feed of some 700,000 users to study “emotional contagion” has prompted anger on social media.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

New research aims to teach computers common sense

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta (left) stands with Abhinav Shrivastava as they look over one of the clusters of computers used in their research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The school is letting hundreds of computers run constantly to scan millions of images off the Internet, and have the computers make connections on their own. The plan is to let the system run forever. AP

Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Tablet gamers to spend over $3B on in-App purchases in 2016—study

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A new study into the fast moving Mobile & Tablet Games market has highlighted the pivotal role of tablet devices in the future growth of the sector. The rapid take-up of tablets, combined with the growing acceptance of in-game purchasing and virtual currencies will result in an estimated $3.03 billion of sales in 2016, reaching over ten times the $301 million figure calculated for 2012.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Motorola closing operations in South Korea

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Motorola Mobility on Monday confirmed that it is shutting down most of its operations in South Korea as part of a move to consolidate research after being bought by Google this year.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

You are what you post on Facebook

An internet user looks at a facebook page. AFP/THOMAS COEX

What you do on Facebook could give you away. A new study led by a Filipino journalism doctoral student found how Facebook habits could measure personality types and predict inclinations—a positive development for targeted advertising and political campaigns.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

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