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Predicting the Future with Phone Data and Tweets

What if data from your phone, email, GPS, tweets and even movie downloads could be used to predict your every move? We explore the predictive possibilities of big data.

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The Future Internet Is Not So Free Or Open, In Pew's New Survey

Pew surveyed more than 1,400 tech industry leaders and academics to find a troubling consensus: By 2025, the Internet will be more balkanized, more surveilled and less open.
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Can We Predict Which Teens Are Likely To Binge Drink? Maybe

We know some people are more at risk for abusing alcohol than others. Now scientists say they're getting closer to predicting which teenagers are most at risk.
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Apps That Share, Or Scalp, Public Parking Spots

A new breed of tech company is offering mobile apps to help drivers using public, metered parking spots sell them to the highest bidder. But in San Francisco, city officials want to put a stop to it.
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From Missiles To The Pitch: The Story Behind World Cup Tech

Brian Kopp of STATS LLC explains how technology first developed by the Israeli military is now being used in athletics.
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Facebook's Sandberg Apologizes For Newsfeed Experiment

Facebook scientists were criticized for a study that manipulated what some Facebook users saw on their feeds. COO Sheryl Sandberg said they didn't mean to upset users.
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Google Glass Faces A Ban In British Movie Theaters

Just one week after the Google Glass eyewear went on sale in the U.K., fears of movie piracy have led an industry group to call for a ban on the device in theaters.
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'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before

Is frozen yogurt a weak link in our quest for sustenance and gastronomic pleasure? A Washington, D.C., startup thinks so, and has just launched a frozen yogurt vending machine to make fro-yo easier.
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Do Feelings Compute? If Not, The Turing Test Doesn't Mean Much

For the first time, a computer passed the test for machines engaging in intelligent thought. Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the real test is whether computers can behave the same way thinking people do.
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Facebook's Psychology Experiment: Ethics and Emotion

Facebook sparked an outcry when it published a study revealing that it manipulated user's emotions without telling them. We explore research ethics and the growing interest in emotional contagions.

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