The way humans assist Twitter’s search and advertising algorithms shows that machines still need a helping hand in some important areas.
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Gesture control, devices that recognize different people, and tricks to make a screen feel as if it has physical buttons could be coming to your gadgets.
The British anthropologist's pioneering research on human social behavior has shaped business theory, military planning, and social-network design.
The joint venture builds on an existing MIT platform that serves 120,000 students worldwide.
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See how your updates spread across Google+ with its new visualization tool.
The cloud-storage startup is offering a terabyte of storage for heavy users, and its software will appear on almost all HTC devices in 2012.
A research project converts crude sketches into photorealistic scenes using Internet photographs.
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