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  • Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users

    Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users
    While blind people can browse the Internet through a variety of means, there is often one thing that stops them cold — a security feature known as a CAPTCHA that's designed to distinguish human users from robots. CAPTCHAs, in which a user must...
  • Amy Adams' 'Big Eyes' Set for Awards Season

    The Weinstein Co. has dated "Big Eyes," starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, for a Christmas release in the U.S. -- positioning it for an awards season push. In the film, Adams portrays Margaret Keane and Waltz plays her husband Walter Keane, who...
  • Mavis Batey dies at 92; renowned code-breaker for Britain in WWII

    Fifty miles north of London lies Bletchley Park, a railway town during World War II that had few, if any, sights to recommend it. It was here, to a rundown estate on the other side of the tracks, that 19-year-old Mavis Batey was dispatched in the spring...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide. The pardon’s announcement comes during...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...
  • Taking a step toward a machine that can think

    Taking a step toward a machine that can think
    Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas. No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
  • Berlin: Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Imitation Game' Picked Up by Weinstein Co.

    In a major Berlin sale, the Weinstein Co. has bought U.S. rights to Alan Turing drama "The Imitation Game," with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley starring, for $7 million. Morten Tyldum ("Headhunters") directed the project, based on the life...
  • Oneohtrix Point Never, Dawn of Midi hypnotize at the Echoplex

    Oneohtrix Point Never, Dawn of Midi hypnotize at the Echoplex
    Though not billed as such, a kind of battle royal occurred Friday night in Echo Park. Pitting man versus machine, human hands versus electric circuits, eardrum-massaging bass tones versus mesmerizing, interlocked beats, the duel played out before a...
  • Letters: Celebrating Obamacare

    Re "The umpteenth fix," Editorial, Dec. 24 The Times writes, "We only wish Congress was more engaged in making the law work rather than battling endlessly to make it go away." Lawmakers and their concerted efforts to drag down the Obama administration...
  • Letters: Leave the Rim fire burn area alone

    Re "Making the Rim fire worse," Editorial, Dec. 24 The emotional need to make the black go away after a wildfire, in addition to financial incentives, lead to counterproductive actions such as salvage logging, massive tree-planting projects and...
  • Letters: The real world -- and charters

    Re "When charter schools fail," Opinion, Dec. 23 As a longtime elementary school teacher, I know that the single most important factor in a student's success is the involvement of parents. The mere fact that a parent has taken the time to apply to a...