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Cancer
Cancer

Analyzing Bing Searches Could Predict a Cancer Diagnosis, Study Finds

And potentially warn individual users that they should talk to a doctor.
Steve Huff
6.12.16
Social Media
Social Media

Harper Reed, Obama's Former CTO, Says Data Isn't Everything

Motherboard spoke to Reed at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam.
Wester van Gaal
5.27.16
Music
Music

Researchers Are Digitizing Ancient Monk Chants Into a Massive Database

“The medieval memory was fabulous for a lot of reasons and this is just another example.”
Becky Ferreira
5.20.16
beef
beef

The Internet of Cows Is Real

Cloud computing meets animal husbandry.
Michael Byrne
4.10.16
Big data
Big data

Satellite Imagery Reveals that Tiger Populations Could Double by 2022

It’s never been easier to monitor the health of wild tiger habitats online.
Becky Ferreira
4.2.16
Twitter
Twitter

What Twitter Avatars Tell Us About Trump and Clinton Supporters

Follow Trump or Clinton on Twitter? These researchers might’ve analyzed your face.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.20.16
power
power

How Corporations Will Use Artificial Empathy to Sell Us More Shit

Facial tics will help streamline marketing in our future consumerist dystopia.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.20.16
Twitter
Twitter

Twitter's New Timeline Isn't About Usability, It's About Tracking Your Behavior

Twitter's algorithm turns your timeline into an experiment and the test subject is you.
Vijith Assar
2.29.16
Australia
Australia

When the Robots Steal Your Job, You Can Be an 'Online Chaperone'

While some jobs will become extinct, a host of others will be created in their wake.
Emiko Jozuka
2.26.16
Internet
Internet

Researchers Set a New Data Transfer Record: 1.125 Tb/Second

It bodes well for data transfer between cities and the digital economy.
Emiko Jozuka
2.11.16
Features
Features

​How Uber Profits Even While Its Drivers Aren't Earning Money

Drivers say the data they generate for Uber—even when they don't have passengers—contain value that they're not being compensated for
Jay Cassano
2.2.16
Terraform
Terraform

The End of Big Data

It's the world after personal data: all identifying information is illegal. No servers, no search records, no social, no surveillance. A pair of satellites, circling the planet, make sure the data centers are turned off—and stay off.
James Bridle
1.28.16