Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"Google Emulates Apple in Restricting Apps for Glass"

The developers get the first shot at Glass. Then, maybe, other people with too much money. How big will the change be?

"Mobile location data 'present anonymity risk'"

"Scientists say it is remarkably easy to identify a mobile phone user from just a few pieces of location information."

Monday, April 15, 2013

"Behind the Webcam's Watchful Eye"

There are some ingenious strategies out there for proctoring tests for MOOCs and other online courses.If you're willing to pay enough, and impose enough restrictions on the students, it looks like it can be very effective - possibly more effective than proctoring in-person tests. I wonder how anyone would determine how much less than foolproof would be good enough?

Monday, April 8, 2013

"Bubble or No, This Virtual Currency Is a Lot of Coin in Any Realm"

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Automated essay grading and Twitter followers

Let's see: College professors are starting to depend on computers to grade essays, and Twitter users are spending millions of dollars to get fake followers. Is this the best that AI can offer?