The length of the messages we send on Twitter is getting shorter, raising important questions about how the social messaging service is changing the way we communicate, say researchers.
Distorted pieces of text are often used to prevent computers getting unauthorised access to websites. Now a team of computer scientists think they can do better with inkblot tests instead.
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A Microsoft researcher proposes "big data due process" so citizens can learn how data analytics were used against them.
OpenRemote is an open-source Internet of Things platform that could help spur smarter homes and cities.
Language-learning site Duolingo will let volunteers build courses for languages like Arabic, Russian, and even Dothraki.
The rate at which people post flu-related tweets could become a powerful tool in the battle to spot epidemics earlier, say computer scientists.
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If you tweet about your life, a new algorithm can identify your most significant events and assemble them into an accurate life history, say the computer scientists who built it