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Q&A: How the mythology of big data can blind us


Big data collection is a part of everyday life now. But do the collectors even know what they are looking for?

Q&A: How the mythology of big data can blind us

Big data collection is a part of everyday life now. But do the collectors even know what they are looking for?

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Tiny camera, big impact: How GoPro transformed sports


GoPro has fueled $1 billion markets, influenced the traditionally stodgy Olympics and spawned the “super selfie.” Its latest achievement? A public offering.

Tiny camera, big impact: How GoPro transformed sports

GoPro has fueled $1 billion markets, influenced the traditionally stodgy Olympics and spawned the “super selfie.” Its latest achievement? A public offering.

Fighting fire with data. Drones are just part of the answer


When it comes to forestry and wildland management, unmanned aircraft hold great potential. But data — not the “bright shiny objects” that collect it — is what firefighters really need.

Fighting fire with data. Drones are just part of the answer

When it comes to forestry and wildland management, unmanned aircraft hold great potential. But data — not the “bright shiny objects” that collect it — is what firefighters really need.

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In Melbourne, jewelry that could improve health or even save lives

MELBOURNE — When people don’t want to wear a hearing aid or forget to take their insulin, the costs are high. A designer comes up with a creative solution.

Who’s meeting the needs of unbanked Africans? Hint: not banks


Business is booming in Kenya’s feature phone mobile sector, enabling companies to reach the 80% of adult Africans who do not use financial services.

Who’s meeting the needs of unbanked Africans? Hint: not banks

Business is booming in Kenya’s feature phone mobile sector, enabling companies to reach the 80% of adult Africans who do not use financial services.

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The globetrotting classroom: Minerva Schools aims to address shortcomings of MOOCs


While massive open online courses get a lot of attention, the San Francisco-based organization has received $25 million to test an ambitious blended approach to undergraduate programs.

The globetrotting classroom: Minerva Schools aims to address shortcomings of MOOCs

While massive open online courses get a lot of attention, the San Francisco-based organization has received $25 million to test an ambitious blended approach to undergraduate programs.

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How to make the ‘active office’ far more attractive


A lot of big ideas like exercise-ball chairs and treadmill desks have already fallen flat. But new ideas at the recent NeoCon office furniture fair in Chicago suggest a renaissance of style.

How to make the ‘active office’ far more attractive

A lot of big ideas like exercise-ball chairs and treadmill desks have already fallen flat. But new ideas at the recent NeoCon office furniture fair in Chicago suggest a renaissance of style.

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How a cosmetology student launched a multibillion-dollar industry


When Ericka Dotson downsized from a career in tech, she had no idea she would end up launching a worldwide beauty trend.

How a cosmetology student launched a multibillion-dollar industry

When Ericka Dotson downsized from a career in tech, she had no idea she would end up launching a worldwide beauty trend.

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Will the smartphone replace the ballot box?

BUENOS AIRES — Democracy hasn’t changed much since the 18th century — at least until these two apps came along.

How technology is rewriting the rules of Major League Baseball

If you thought baseball fans, players and managers were obsessed with statistics already, wait until you meet the sport’s latest tech recruit.