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5 big data mobile apps with interesting use cases

Here are five big data mobile apps designed to facilitate working with big data on a mobile device.

Thunder tool library helps neuroscientists analyze brain imaging data

Among the list of more challenging data to analyze, human brain data certainly ranks high. Thunder is a library of tools built on the Apache Spark platform specifically for use in analyzing large neural data sets.

Turing Test reversal: 12 out of 13 human judges guessed wrong

On this, the 100th anniversary of Turing's birth, researchers put a test before human judges to see if they could tell whether they were conversing with another human or a machine.

At the corner where statisticians and data scientists meet

If statisticians learn to do more than write code in the way of computing skills and data scientists begin to perfect their skills in statistical analysis--might the two professions merge into one? And if so, what title will be etched upon their office door?  

Sageworks opens its data on privately held companies to journalists for free

Data on the most closely held companies is open to media for mining--and it comes free of charge.

Spotlight: Students are being studied by their homework

Software is studying how much students in college are actually studying.

'Internet of Things' goes postal--as in a U.S. Post Office project

The United States Postal Service is seeking proposals from suppliers that can rocket its "Internet of Postal Things Project" into reality. 

Robot reporters and the rise of analysts and journalists

Mashable has a good report on the use of WordSmith, an artificial intelligence system that uses data to churn out as many as five million stories a week--a feat human journalists and writers can't match. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? No, it isn't.

Google abandons MapReduce/Hadoop

Google announced last week that it abandoned MapReduce/Hadoop some time ago. Instead, Google is using its newest creation: Cloud Dataflow services.

Cloud data integration is next big data challenge

Data integration is an ongoing challenge in big data and now it's become even more so in the cloud. Along comes a new survey on platform-as-a-service that shines considerable light on some of those details.