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Friday, August 23, 2013

Moto X , Your Best Friend

​ere are my favorite articles that I read this week. I hope you like them, too.​

Top Ten E-book Best-Sellers; Week Ending 8-18-13

This week, we see an e-book from a small, independent publisher reaching the NO, 1 spot. Soho Press's The Boy in the Suitcase is atop the ranking, besting Hachette's J.K.Rowling hit The Cuckoo's Calling (N0.2) and Penguin Random House's latest Lee Child title, High Heat: A Jack Reacher Short Story (No.3).
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Hello, My Name Is Google And I'm Your New Best Friend

Bianca Bosker

I spent this past weekend with delightful houseguest who was cooperative, helpful and cheery, no matter how many inane things I champion's command of obscure facts and didn't demand constant entertaining.

In fact, I didn't even have to feed her: She was Google Now, a virtual assistant on Google's new flagship Moto X Smartphone. And I was troubled to find that she could come close to putting my human companions to same.

Technology companies have collectively set themselves on a mission to make technology "more human"—meaning more responsive to us, more receptive to our natural cues and more crucial to our everyday lives – and talkative virtual assistants like Google Now and Siri have been at the forefront of this trend. They talk to us, call us by name and know what we like.
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Firefox Expert Gives Advice on Staying Safe Online

Recently, we asked Michael Coates, the Director of Security Assurance at Mozilla (the markers of Firefox) a few questions about questions about keeping users safe on Firefox. His goal is to protect users, their privacy and Mozilla's applications, services, systems and reputation. (Read more from the Security Assurance team on their blog.)
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Women as Academic Authors, 1665-2010

Women's presence in higher education has increased, but as authors of scholarly papers-Keys to career success_ their publishing patterns differ from those of men. Explore nearly 1,800 fields and which have the fewest, in this exclusive Chronicle report. See how overall percentages differ from the important first- author position and-----in two major bioscience fields-----from the prestigious last-author position.

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