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Clapping Music app reveals that changing rhythm isn't so easy

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have developed an app to understand why some rhythms are more difficult to perform than others.

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Why health apps are like the Wild West, with Apple just riding into town

The heart rate monitor built into the new Apple Watch has sparked sharp debate over its risks and benefits, even though the feature was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Code of ethics doesn't influence decisions of software developers

The world's largest computing society, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), updated its code of ethics in July 2018 – but new research from North Carolina State University shows that the code of ethics does not ...

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Droidbugs: A new benchmark to evaluate automated repair methods for Android apps

Automated program repair (APR) is an emerging field of research that sets out to develop methods of fixing software bugs automatically, without intervention by human programmers. After development, APR techniques are typically ...

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What makes an educational video game work well?

To succeed at "Lure of the Labyrinth," a video game created by designers in MIT's Education Arcade, players rescue pets from an underground lair inhabited by monsters. In so doing, they solve mathematical puzzles, decipher ...

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OpenAI Five wins a best-of-three, looks to International next

What can happen if computer-controlled bots go up against a team of top human players? The formidable playing team of OpenAI Five managed to defeat human teams at Dota 2 recently, and made a lot of news doing so.

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Startup pushing software system for changing health behaviors

A Minneapolis-based startup company said it has raised $12 million to complete work on a technology platform that's meant to help patients and their clinicians find the best strategies for changing unhealthy behaviors.