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  • Really smart phones: Now they can predict your GPA

    Researchers at Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an Android app that they say can predict students' grade point averages without prior knowledge of data such as SAT scores, IQ or school track records. What's more, the technology could have future applications for predicting employee performance.

    Written by Bob Brown03 June 15 06:05
  • University of Texas team hooks $100K in IBM Watson app contest

    A team of students from the University of Texas at Austin is being awarded $100,000 in seed funding for an app based on <a href="http://www.ibmwatson.com%20">IBM's Watson technology</a> that's designed to give Texas citizens easier access to social services. 

    Written by Bob Brown16 Jan. 15 06:23
  • Flashy, storage-happy supercomputers due in 2015

    Supercomputing speed is typically boosted by adding more processors, but two new systems funded by the National Science Foundation due to go live next January will take an unconventional approach to speed up calculations and data analysis.

    Written by Agam Shah13 March 14 20:24
  • Spoofed! Fake GPS signals lead yacht astray

    Researchers in the U.S. have managed to spoof GPS (Global Positioning System) signals to send a yacht hundreds of meters off course, while fooling the crew into thinking the yacht was remaining perfectly on course.

    Written by Martyn Williams30 July 13 23:49