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  • In the name of accuracy, Google retools its Flu Trends model

    31 October 2014, 1:23 pm by: Derrick Harris

    Google has responded to criticisms over its Flu Trends tool and has reworked its predictive model to also account for data from the Centers for for Disease Control and Prevention. It's…
  • Birds (and dinosaurs) have a thing or two to teach running robots

    30 October 2014, 6:32 pm by: signebrewster

    Robots are generally programmed to keep a steady gait. But birds constantly speed up and slow down to accommodate obstacles. Copying their movement could help robots be safer and more efficient.
  • Nap time: SK Telecom is putting its cellular networks to sleep

    30 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Kevin Fitchard

    The two companies have developed a technology that idles a portion of the mobile network at night when demand is lowest. This won't just save energy costs. It will create a…
  • How Google’s latest moonshot could change human health

    30 October 2014, 11:33 am by: signebrewster

    Google is determining what exactly it means to be a healthy human being, which could redefine health as a spectrum instead of black and white. It is developing a wristband and…
  • Digital Lumens rakes in $23M to build out its intelligent lighting networks

    30 October 2014, 9:11 am by: Barb Darrow

    New funding will help Digital Lumens build out sales and marketing globally and boost product development efforts.
  • Autodesk puts up $100M fund for 3D printing companies

    30 October 2014, 9:00 am by: signebrewster

    Autodesk is seeking both hardware and software companies to receive a chunk of the fund, with an eye on fostering the 3D printing company as a whole.
  • Samsung invests in internet of things identity management platform Evrythng

    30 October 2014, 8:01 am by: David Meyer

    The amount of the investment is not yet known, nor are the specific details of the accompanying collaboration, but Evrythng's "Facebook for things" approach could gel with Samsung's open-platform aspirations.
  • Introducing Gogoro, a startup with a consumer energy product for megacities and $100M in funding

    30 October 2014, 7:44 am by: Katie Fehrenbacher

    This startup plans to tackle energy use using data and mobile networks.
  • Microsoft Health platform launches with payments-friendly, $199 Band wearable

    30 October 2014, 5:53 am by: David Meyer

    Microsoft Health works with Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices. Much of it is based on Microsoft's cloud-based "intelligence engine", and the company wants startups to build health-related services around it.
  • Orbital Sciences may fast-track retiring its engines after rocket explosion

    29 October 2014, 7:20 pm by: signebrewster

    The Soviet-era engines were already scheduled to be replaced in two years. Orbital Sciences' CEO also acknowledged a possible delay in the company's launch schedule next year.

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