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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Oculus Rift has heavyweight developer support and millions of dollars of crowdsourced investment. But many of the old challenges to this new technology remain.
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
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Scanning a smartphone for malware with a charger offers more protection than security apps ever can.
Many people that used bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace seized by the FBI today could likely be traced.
Network models famously fail to capture the dynamics of many real-world marketing campaigns. Now computer scientists say they've solved the problem.
The new iPhone breaks ground by seamlessly sharing Wi-Fi and 4G for Siri. Further tweaks could boost bandwidth 20-fold in some cases.