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Is Data Really Changing the Nature of Wearable Technology?

Do you have a FitBit story? Last November, S came home with a Fitbit Flex. For those of you who don’t have one of these increasingly ubiquitous devices, it’s a small, plastic band that you wear on your wrist (there are other tracker options as well)...

September 8, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Satirists As a Source of Science News

How many times have you read a science-themed article from The Onion or watched a science-themed segment on The Daily Show (TDS) or The Colbert Report (CR) and remarked at how “spot on” they are?...

August 29, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

We're All Hawking Products Now

Software start-ups getting big bucks to write code that can identify, find and link logos and brands in the billions of images posted daily. Larry Greenemeier reports...

August 24, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier
Finally, an Algorithm to Sort Your Beatles Albums

Finally, an Algorithm to Sort Your Beatles Albums

By analyzing the evolving structure of the Beatles’ music, the computer program was able to correctly place the Fab Four’s albums in chronological order. Karen Hopkin reports...

August 22, 2014 — Karen Hopkin
How to Create a Wired Network at Home

How to Create a Wired Network at Home

If you want blazing fast speeds and the ability to multitask with all your devices, nothing beats a wired network. This week, Tech Talker explains all the steps you need to set up your own home wired network, from cabling, to design, to the finishing touches...

August 20, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar

How #Selfie Culture is Changing Our Lives

We've all done it: We're at an event, we take a bunch of photos with our phones, we take a selfie and maybe one with a friend, we post all the images online, and we're done.

August 19, 2014 — Mark Fischetti
Scientists Finally Catch On to Social Media

Scientists Finally Catch On to Social Media

A survey explores why large academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected a few years ago

August 18, 2014 — Richard Van Noorden and Nature magazine

Google Maps Dives Underwater with `Street View'

Google has taken its ‘street view’ maps to a whole new level—namely, the ocean's depths. Already, scientists have collected 400,000 panoramic photos of coral reefs and other marine marvels off the coast of Australia and in the Caribbean, some of which viewers can access on Google Maps...

August 13, 2014 — Annie Sneed
Google Searches Linked to Stock Market Moves

Google Searches Linked to Stock Market Moves

When Web searches related to business and politics go up, the market tends to take a dive—although that connection may already be fading. Christopher Intagliata reports

August 12, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata
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