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AVG's magic glasses make you invisible to facial recognition software

We've all become used to facial recognition technology helping us to tag our friends in photos online. There may be times, however, that you don't want to be recognized like this. With that ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Machines master classic video games without being told the rules

Think you're good at classic arcade games such as Space Invaders, Breakout and Pong? Think again.

Thu 26 Feb 15 from

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Computer-assisted authoring tools help to create complex interactive narratives

Visitors to interactive virtual worlds want the ability to significantly affect the outcome of a story, but authoring these digital experiences is extremely complex. A new platform developed ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from

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Adam Savage's Replica Hedge Maze From The Shining Is Scarily Accurate

When Mythbusters' Adam Savage isn't, uh, busting myths, he spends his time crafting amazing replicas of movie props, among other hobbies. This time around it's the hedge maze from Stanley Kubrick's ...

Sat 28 Feb 15 from Gizmodo

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PopCap Games co-founder launches virtual reality app startup Pluto VR

After finding a wealth of success in the mobile games industry, PopCap Games co-founder John Vechey is turning his attention to the red-hot augmented and virtual reality market.

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Techspot

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QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection

QR, or Quick Response, codes those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something have been used to convey information about everything from ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from

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NSA Bullk Telephony Metadata Program Reupped Until Parts Of The Patriot Act Potentially Sunset

 In a post on its official Tumblr, the United States’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence noted that it sought and received a reauthorization of its telephony metadata ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from TechCrunch

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DARPA wants machines to have better communication skills

DARPA's new initiative, known as the Communicating with Computers (CwC) program, aims to improve the ability of machines to communicate effectively with their human counterparts. The agency ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from Gizmag

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