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The Economist

Computer-game tournaments go mainstream
The Economist
Their most important muscles are those in their fingers. MinD_ContRoL, a bespectacled Bulgarian named Ivan Ivanov, excels at a computer game called “Dota 2”. Valve Corporation is the producer of “Dota 2”. It has put on The International since 2011 ...

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TechCrunch

Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app
TechCrunch
Computer vision — the branch of artificial intelligence that lets computers “see” and process images like humans do (and, actually, often better than us), and then use those images to help run programs — is at the heart of how the next generation of ...
Debian turns 24, Google acquires AIMatter, and Code.org's computer science toolkit — SD Times news digest: August ...SDTimes.com
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13WMAZ

Macon computer store warns against scam that asks for hundreds
13WMAZ
A Macon computer store is warning Central Georgia of a scam they say is targeting elderly computer users. Quality Computer Systems says in the last week they've gotten 20 calls and complaints about the scam after it's taken people's money and information.

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Forbes

You'll Need Patience For This Computer
Forbes
I cover golf, luxury technology, and the intersection of the two. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I'm impatient. Just ask my wife. Or anyone I play golf with. I simply like doing things efficiently and quickly. For instance ...

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MarketWatch

The next revolution in computers is right around the corner
MarketWatch
What's so special about quantum computers? In conventional electronic devices, memory consists of bits with just one value, either 0 or 1. In quantum computing, however, a quantum bit (or qubit) has both values in varying degrees at the same time. This ...

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Ex-Nexus employee acquitted of computer harassment | Business ...
The Daily Progress
STAUNTON — A former Nexus Services employee was acquitted of two misdemeanor charges of computer harassment of a current Nexus employee Thursday ...

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EW.com (blog)

Nathan For You season 4: Nathan targets Uber, promotes 'asexual ...
EW.com (blog)
Nathan Fielder wants to help cab drivers fight back against the ride-service company.
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Condé Nast Traveler

Southwest Is Giving Away Thousands of Frequent Flier Miles After a Computer Glitch
Condé Nast Traveler
If you're a frequent flier with Southwest Airlines, but didn't get your usual perks the last few days, there's a silver lining to that queue you had to stand in: The airline is giving away thousands of frequent flier miles to its top customers after a ...
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Refinery29

Is It Okay To Use Your Work Laptop As Your Personal Computer?
Refinery29
But you should really should do it from a personal device, Rogers says, whether that's your personal computer, a phone, or an iPad at home. "Businesses have different policies about the use of company devices and you may be violating one of those ...

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Science Daily

Computer approaches human skill for first time in mapping brain
Science Daily
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a computer algorithm that is nearly as accurate as people are at mapping brain neural networks -- a breakthrough that could speed up the image analysis that researchers use to understand brain circuitry.

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