Online Personality Detection; The Versatile Blockchain; and more [Weekly Computing Newsletter]

May 14, 2015

Weekly Computing Newsletter

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Startup Crystal Says E-Mail Isn’t Dead, It Just Needs to Be Smarter

Startup Crystal claims it can help you write better e-mails by mining recipients’ online data for clues to their personality.

 

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The Most Valuable Aspect of Bitcoin: Its Versatile Ledger Technology

Bitcoin doesn’t have to replace government-backed money to improve the way we do business online.

 

 

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Some Model S Enthusiasts Write Code for the Cars

A few Tesla drivers are rewriting the programming in the Model S to make the car do interesting new things.

 

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How Dropbox Plans to Compete with Microsoft, Google, and IBM: Simplicity

Dropbox, the provider of online data storage, is adding productivity features as it wades into the corporate market dominated by Microsoft and Google.

 

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Chinese Search Company Baidu Built a Giant Artificial-Intelligence Supercomputer

A supercomputer specialized for the machine-learning technique known as deep learning could help software understand us better.

 

 

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Verizon’s Ambitious Ad Play with AOL Faces Headwinds

Verizon’s proposed acquisition of AOL looks promising on paper, but the devil is in the details.

 

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Virtual Reality Lets Robots Work Out Their Kinks

A highly realistic simulated world is proving vital to robotics researchers.

 

 

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Does Facebook Filter Its Own Research?

Social scientists would like Facebook to be more open about its goals and guidelines for research on user behavior.

 

 

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Facebook Study: Users, More Than Algorithms, Choose What News to See

A Facebook study of 10 million users shows that your selection of friends holds more sway than filtering algorithms when it comes to seeing news from opposing political viewpoints.

 

 

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The Machine Vision Algorithm Beating Art Historians at Their Own Game

Classifying a painting by artist and style is tricky for humans; spotting the links between different artists and styles is harder still. So it should be impossible for machines, right?

 

 

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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending May 9, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

 

 

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Seven Stories You Shouldn’t Miss (Week Ending May 9, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

 

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