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The study showing chocolate and weight loss was an intentional scam to show how easy it is to get junk science to turn into an Internet meme....
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
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This is seriously freaky. FREAKY.
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Neat project out of MSR that guesses a person's age from a single photo. Surprisingly accurate, at least as good or better than I'd do on most photos.
#HowOldRobot. b_searchboxSubmit. Use This Photo. Use your own photo. Max Photo Size 3MB. Sorry if we didn't quite get the age and gender right – we are still improving this feature. Try Another Photo! Read the story behind this demo · Tweet · Privacy & Cookies | Terms of Use | View Source.
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#FoxNews.  Your trusted news source for anything, especially science and technology.  Now I finally understand #github
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That....is what she said.
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The new version of AngularJS is written in TypeScript.  Great collaboration between Google and Microsoft.
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This is about the 5th or 6th time, I've had a business idea, put together a rough plan, failed to do anything about it, and then someone else launched it 2-4 years later.  Further evidence that ideas really are cheap. It's all about execution. 
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I like the concept but the site doesn't work for me. Oh well.
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Encourage your representative to support getting corporate money out of politics...
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Constitutional amendment that would stop giving corporations all the rights of people... Looking for volunteers and financial support
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Nice article on teaching children to code using Kodu.   #educationaltechnology  
Teach your kids to code with Kodu
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Amazon launches "Home Services" for finding service providers (i.e. getting garbage disposal fixed or house painted).  The verified reviews and Amazon backed guarantee could be really valuable.  Amazon's cut (as high as 20%) seems high though - really puts the crunch on the service providers.  I'm not sure how they can justify that amount.
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Complaints have fallen 40.5%, use force by reduced by 46.5% and use of pepper spray by 30.5%, 
The use of body cameras by San Diego police has led to fewer complaints by residents and less use of force by officers, according to a city report ;released Wednesday.
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Great article on using text messages as the primary app interface and an overview of some of the work being done in this area.
A survey of all the current innovation in text as a medium
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I'm with you on text vs. voice.  I've started to use voice rather frequently and it's definitely more convenient (at least when there aren't a bunch of people around)  It will get even more so as voice commands move into watches and ear pieces.

As for chatbots, I read the article differently.  I agree that chatbots aren't particularly interesting, but text/voice do seem like promising interfaces to other applications.  Folks already are overwhelmed by the number of apps on the phone and simply finding the right one to open is time consuming.   

Text (& voice) seem like potential easy entry points.  No need to open up an application.  There are already several examples of this that I use all the time.  I no longer open up my alarm or timer app, I just say "wake me up at 6am" or "set an alarm for 20 minutes".  Same for weather.  I no longer use a weather application.
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  • Boston University
    Cognitive & Neural Systems
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    Principal Software Dev Eng, 2013 - present
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    Software Dev Manager, 2012 - 2013
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    Software Dev Manager, 2008 - 2012
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    Sr. Software Developer
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