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Draw Something App Reveals The Artistic Chimp In Us All

The Draw Something app works a lot like Pictionary: You pick a word, draw clues and wait for opponents to guess the answer. But cartoonist Matthew Diffee says the app's name is a bit misleading: "It would be more accurate to call it ... 'Draw Something With Your Foot While Bull Riding On A Boat.'"
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Can A Computer Grade Essays As Well As A Human? Maybe Even Better, Study Says

A new study has determined that some automated essay graders can do as good of a job as humans, but education columnist Michael Winerip says there weaknesses to the automated systems.
 

From Science Fiction To Fact, Robots Are Coming To A Farm Near You

Some dairy farms use high-tech robot milking machines that also clean udders and monitor cow health.

Pizza Delicious Bought An Ad On Facebook. How'd They Do?

What happens when two guys who sell pizza out of a window in New Orleans buy an ad on Facebook?

Is Facebook Worth $100 Billion?

For Facebook to live up to its valuation, the company will need to redefine the ad industry.

Facebook's Growth And Reach At A Glance

Review key moments in its history, see where it's most popular and compare executive stock holdings.

LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy Protection

The company amassed more than $1 billion in assets and $1 billion in debts according to its filing.

Ape Apps: Orangutans Learn With iPads At Miami Zoo

Six orangutans at Jungle Island have been using iPads to play games and learn about vocabulary.

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Algorithms: The Ever-Growing, All-Knowing Way Of The Future

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For Steve Jobs, Patents Kept Beauty Of Design Alive

Steve Jobs had his name on more than 300 patents for products developed and designed by the computer giant. Those patents are now on display at a new Smithsonian exhibit, and Jobs' biographer says the late Apple CEO belongs in the company of great American inventors like Edison, Ford and even Walt Disney. - READ MORE

Cybersecurity Firms Ditch Defense, Learn To 'Hunt'

It's boom time for cybersecurity companies that specialize in going after Chinese hackers. The top competitors in the sector have been taking an nontraditional approach. Instead of focusing on protecting clients from malware, these firms are learning more about the attackers — and going after them. - READ MORE

Cyber Briefings 'Scare The Bejeezus' Out Of CEOs

For the top brass of companies such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard, talk of cyberweapons and cyberwar could be abstract. But at a classified security briefing in spring 2010, it suddenly became quite real. "We can turn your computer into a brick," government officials reportedly told the startled executives. - READ MORE

Bill Would Have Businesses Foot Cost Of Cyber War

With a raft of cybersecurity proposals under consideration in Congress, the U.S. business community is making increasingly clear that it opposes new regulations that would require private companies to adhere to minimum performance standards or report all cyber intrusions they experience to the government. - READ MORE

These Apps Are Going To The Birds — And People Who Watch Them

Technology is finally catching up to the ancient pastime of bird watching. Cell phones are already helping bird watchers get the word out on rare sightings and, soon, watchers will also have apps that forecast bird migration and identify birds by their songs. - READ MORE

Have You Friended Your Favorite Cause?

What Facebook did for organ donation this week underscores the power of social media in promoting a cause. No doubt social media can help charities make a quick splash, but more nonprofits are looking to harness its potential in a longer-lasting way. - READ MORE

Gazing Into The Cloud, From Storage to Servers

Apple and Amazon want to store your music in 'the cloud,' while companies from Google to Microsoft to Zoho offer ways to wrangle your office documents there. But what exactly is the cloud, and is the time right to start using it? Technology experts Tony Bradley and Nicholas Carr look at the switch away from traditional desktop computing. - READ MORE

Reports: Facebook Will Set IPO Pricing After Markets Close

The social network is expected to value itself between $85 billion and $100 billion. - READ MORE