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Artificial intelligence hits preschooler level, study finds

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago wanted to know how smart a top artificial intelligence system actually is. So they gave it an IQ test.


Data breaches hit 2.5 million in California in 2012, report says

California releases its first report detailing data breaches in the state over the past year, under a new law requiring transparency about such incidents.


Mobile spending is expected to double, hit $151 billion by 2017

The combined value of paid apps, app-enabled purchases of goods and services, and in-app advertising is expected to double to $151 billion in the U.S. by 2017, AppNation said.


US leads 'dirty dozen' of spam traffickers, Sophos study says

Sophos has selected its "dirty dozen" of countries that relay spam for the second quarter of 2013, and the U.S. has taken the top spot.

10% of new US jobs are tech

Technology hiring has been on the upswing in the first half of this year, constituting about 10% of all the job growth in the U.S. in June, according to two independent assessments.

MIT, Vienna university develop 'optical transistors'

Researchers at an Austrian university have managed to tune the polarization of light, possibly creating a road to developing optical computers. Separately, MIT researchers have attacked the problem from a different angle.


How we sabotage our own privacy for deals and ego

A study from consulting firm Infosys shows consumers globally are far more relaxed about sharing their private data than we knew and far more relaxed than they should be

MIT researchers see through walls using 'Wi-Vi'

If Google Glass isn't enough to get you worried about technology, how about a device that can see through walls using Wi-Fi?


Intel Labs shows wireless technology that links many screens into one giant display

Intel shows off a wireless technology the company is cooking up in its labs that's supposed to make displays of all kinds more flexible and useful.


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Cookie Clearinghouse pushes 'Do Not Track' another step

Stanford University has launched an online privacy initiative meant to complement Do Not Track, an effort aimed at preventing sites from recording people's Web browsing without permission.