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The NBA isn't the only professional sports league in the States getting serious about accurate stats accounting. With some help from Zebra Technologies' location system, 17 NFL stadiums will use receivers and RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags inside player's shoulder pads to track movemen...

July 31st 2014 at 12:32pm 0 Comments
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You may think you're thwarting advertisers and other nosy web citizens by blocking cookies and invoking Do Not Track whenever possible, but that apparently isn't good enough. Researchers have just documented a newer web tracking technique, canvas fingerprinting, that's nearly impossible to stop. A...

July 22nd 2014 at 12:56pm 0 Comments
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Google Fit is Google's new health initiative. It's a service that'll track all your health metrics -- sleep, steps, etc. -- and it's built into the next version of Android. But what does that mean? Well, it means that Google's Android platform is getting the same kind of life-metric tracking that...

June 25th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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You may not pay much notice to product trackers like barcodes and RFID tags, but they're absolutely vital in some fields; they cut back on bootlegging and help police determine the origins of bombs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute may have just delivered a major breakthrough, then, by developing n...

June 9th 2014 at 2:05am 0 Comments
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Brokers are collecting and selling information about where you go and what you do online, and you might not even realize it's happening. According to an FTC report Tuesday, data brokers are compiling profiles on Americans, and then peddling that info to marketers and even politicians who want to t...

May 28th 2014 at 4:11am 0 Comments
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After the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the idea that a plane could simply vanish in an age of information seemed impossible. Satellite company Inmarsat is pledging to prevent the situation from happening again, and will offer tracking services to every passenger airline, free o...

May 12th 2014 at 4:38am 0 Comments
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Facebook may already be tracking your usage to serve you ads, but how would you feel if it was able to log your movement? That's exactly what could be on the cards after the company confirmed it's bought Moves, the fitness-tracking app that records your daily activities using your smartphone. On i...

April 24th 2014 at 9:52am 0 Comments
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Many parents are comfortable with giving cellphones to teens, but young kids are a different story -- how do you introduce them to mobile technology without also exposing them to all kinds of dangers? Sprint thinks its new WeGo phone is a good answer to that dilemma. The simple, rugged design not...

April 11th 2014 at 11:34am 0 Comments
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WoW Archivist explores the secrets of World of Warcraft's past. What did the game look like years ago? Who is etched into WoW's history? What secrets does the game still hold? With WoW's tenth anniversary fast approaching, one thing is clear: virtually everything in this game has been changed, up...

February 14th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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For most of my time in MMOs, I have had a spreadsheet. It tracks my levels in various game-relevant categories, it tracks my income over the past several days, it tracks my assets, and so forth. At a glance, it tells me everything I know about where I am in a given game... even if I know that it's...

January 7th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments