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A Massive Google Network Learns To Identify — Cats

All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He led a Google research team in creating a neural network out of 16,000 computer processors to try and mimic the functions of the human brain. Given three days on YouTube, the network taught itself how to identify — cats.
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Facebook's Email Change Rankles Users

Facebook recently changed the contact information displayed for its users without notifying them about the specific change. The email address of Facebook users was switched to username@facebook.com instead of their preferred address. This was the latest in a long line of changes at the social networking site made without giving proper notice.
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Facebook Changed Your Primary Email Address, But Says It Warned You

Facebook has removed its users' primary email addresses and replaced them with @facebook handles. The company says it warned you, and that you can easily change your email information back.
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9 Powerful Moments In The Day Of A Viral Web Editor At BuzzFeed

Every day, all day BuzzFeed scours the Web for click-happy material like photos of corgis and Ryan Gosling. We spend a day with Matt Stopera, one of the minds behind the popular social news site, and see what goes into making content viral.
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'Do Not Track' Web System Falls Off The Rails

A failure to reach a deal on a "Do Not Track" system for web browsers has prompted possible intervention by the government. For a year now, tech companies, the ad industry and privacy hawks have been trying to hammer out the details for the new system, which was supposed to give users the ability to shield their personal information from online companies.
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Tech Week Ahead: New Announcements From Google

All Things Considered hosts Melissa Block and Audie Cornish look ahead at the week in tech, with expected announcements from the Google's developers conference.
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Google Expected To Delve Into Tablet Computers

Microsoft last week unveiled its new tablet computer called Surface. Now buzz is growing that Google will announce plans to produce a digital tablet as well. The announcement could come at this week's Google developers conference. The popularity of the iPad is reshaping computing and forcing the hand of Apple's many competitors.

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