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July 28, 2014
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig

Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.

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FDA OKs New Hard-To-Abuse Opioid Pain Reliever FDA OKs New Opioid Pain Reliever

Medicine designed to be hard to abuse.

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Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy

What Fido can teach us about envy.

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We're All in the Clean-Plate Club, Researchers Say We're All in the Clean-Plate Club

Researchers analyze how much we eat.

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Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs, Fossil Footprints Show Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs

Scary beasts weren't solitary hunters.

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Computing
Salesforce App Personalizes the Sale
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
HP Drops $50M on Hortonworks
Digital Life
Samsung Postpones Tizen Phone
Verizon Throttling Data Speeds
'Right To Be Forgotten': 26 Questions
Discovery
Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs
Wyoming Cave To Be Excavated
N Colonial Battleground Excavated
Space
Audit: NASA Can't Afford Big Rockets
Moonstruck! 45-Years Since Landing
NASA Searches for Life Beyond Earth
Innovation
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
Internet of Things Comes to DIYers
Health
We're All in the Clean-Plate Club
FDA OKs New Opioid Pain Reliever
Funds Boost Mental Illness Research
Science News
Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy
HIV Creates Viral Reservoirs Soon
Study: Smelling Passed Gas Helpful
Environment
Bats Navigate Using Polarized Light
Study: Beef Pollutes More than Pork
Globe on Fire: June Had Record Heat
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Wyoming Cave To Be Excavated
 
Audit: NASA Can't Afford Big Rockets
 
Bats Navigate Using Polarized Light
 
Funds Boost Mental Illness Research
 
Internet of Things Comes to DIYers
 
Schizophrenia Has Genetic Ties
 
Scientists Crush Diamond with Laser
To simulate pressure at Saturn's center.
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Backlash Stirs Against H-1B Visas
Debate over foreign workers continues.
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Apple Digital Book Settlement Set
But company still appealing decision.
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Amazon Intros Zocalo Storage Service
Online storage and sharing for business.
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Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 
Tablet Giants Apple and Samsung Feel the Heat
When a company saturates its home market with a once-hot product, expect it to pump up efforts elsewhere. Apple, for its part, is now pushing iPads to big corporations and the enterprise market.
 
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Stanford Researchers Report Battery Breakthrough
Stanford researchers have found a way to use lithium in a battery's anode, a breakthrough that could triple capacity and has been described as the "holy grail of battery science."
 
Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Phone
The possibility that the Tizen operating system can survive is dropping. So the scheduled third-quarter launch in Russia of the Samsung Z smartphone, which is designed for the mobile OS, is being postponed.
 
Verizon Plans Throttling for 'Unlimited' Bandwidth Hogs
In what could be an opportunity for competing wireless carriers, Verizon is throttling data speeds on unlimited 4G plans because of more consumer demand for high-speed data networks.
 

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