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technologyreview.com — The Hong Kong scientist who invented a simple blood test to show pregnant women if their babies have Down syndrome is now testing a similar technology for cancer. Yuk Ming "Dennis" Lo says screening for signs of cancer from a simple blood draw could cost as little as $1,000.

Voice Control Could Help Hackers Mount Attacks

technologyreview.com — Voice-control features designed to make PCs and smartphones easier to use, especially for people with disabilities, may also provide ways for hackers to bypass security protections and access the data stored on those devices. Accessibility features are there for a good reason-they make it possible to control what's happening on the graphical user interface without typing.

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technologyreview.com — Two Years After Hurricane Sandy, a Reminder of What Utilities Faced as the Storm Approached A look at why the storm's devastation was so hard to predict, and for utilities to prepare for. - Kevin Bullis, senior editor, materials The Search for the Anti-Facebook Interesting take on why all Facebook rivals are doomed to fail.
Oct 30, 2014

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Startup Semprius Fights to Bring Breakthrough Solar Tech to Market

technologyreview.com — The power unit is a rectangular slab about the size of a movie theater screen. It's mounted on a thick steel post, and equipped with a tracking mechanism that continuously points it at the sun. The slab is made of over 100,000 small lenses and an equal number of even smaller solar cells, each the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen.

Google's Secretive DeepMind Start-up Unveils A "Neural Turing Machine"

technologyreview.com — DeepMind has built a neural network that can access an external memory like a conventional Turing machine. The result is a computer that mimics the short-term memory of the human brain. One of the great challenges of neuroscience is to understand the short-term working memory in the human brain.
Oct 29, 2014

Mimics the short-term memory of the human brain -> Google's DeepMind Start-up Unveils A "Neural Turing Machine" technologyreview.com/view/532156/go…

Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

Don't forget: Google's DeepMind has made a computer that tries to mimic the brain's short term memory technologyreview.com/view/532156/go…

Google Wallet Exec Rebooting the Payment Terminal

technologyreview.com — Last year, Osama Bedier-then the head of Google Wallet -decided he was on the wrong side of the payments business. Bedier's new company, Poynt, has a new kind of credit-card terminal. The sleek-looking, $299 touch-screen gadget accepts cards with embedded chips-which will soon be widespread-as well as digital payments, and can run apps for things like customer loyalty programs and sales analytics.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @BrianBergstein: Breaking into the payment business seems brutal to me. It's not like the existing system is awful. technologyreview.com/news/532106/a-…

Oct 29, 2014

Breaking into the payment business seems brutal to me. It's not like the existing system is awful. technologyreview.com/news/532106/a-…

The Most Powerful Man in Payments

technologyreview.com — King of pay: Wal-Mart assistant treasurer Mike Cook decides what technology gets used in Walmart checkout lines. Many technology companies think mobile phones will revolutionize how we pay at retail stores. For that to happen, they'll have to make it past the desk of Mike Cook in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Oct 29, 2014

Amid Apple Pay face-off, Cook is the most powerful man in payments. No, not Tim Cook! It's Mike Cook. From 2012: technologyreview.com/news/427358/th…

Cold Weather a Major Cause of Rising U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions

technologyreview.com — A colder winter was one of the main reasons carbon dioxide emissions from energy use rose in the United States by 2.5 percent in 2013, according to new data from the Energy Information Agency. Besides a small rise in the price of natural gas and slightly cheaper coal, the weather played the biggest role in in pushing up emissions, the IEA says.
Oct 31, 2014

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iRobot and Others Look Ahead to Robotic Elder Care

technologyreview.com — Youngsters aren't the only ones who get the latest high-tech gadgets. Sometime in the next decade or two, homebound retirees could be early adopters of an important new technology: the home-help robot. As robots become safer, smarter, and more capable, robotics companies are eyeing elder care as a huge potential market.

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Oct 31, 2014

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