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Lars Liden
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Encourage your representative to support getting corporate money out of politics...
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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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The new version of AngularJS is written in TypeScript.  Great collaboration between Google and Microsoft.
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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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Typical of the Onion, hits close to the truth. The state of airlines in the United States is embarrassing. I've had a substantially higher qualutu of service on every 3rd world airline I've flown.
FT. WORTH, TX—Explaining that the costs of the service have grown too high in recent years, American Airlines announced Tuesday that it will no longer offer free cabin pressurization to passengers starting March 15.
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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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"France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it." - Great way to help reduce waste and planned obsolescence. Go France
France is ordering manufacturers to inform consumers how long they can expect their TV, cell phone or other appliance to last — before they buy it.
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Credit card companies have done surprisingly little to innovate over the last 10+ years despite the rapid growth in connected mobile applications.  Startups like Moven have an opportunity to either push them aside or force them to start innovating.  Among other interesting things, Moven helps you track your spending via a debt card.  Neat ideas.
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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, 2008 - 2012
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