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November 25, 2012, 6:45 AM

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Scientists See Promise in Deep-Learning Programs  —  Using an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, technology companies are reporting startling gains in fields as diverse as computer vision, speech recognition and the identification …
Paul Thurrott / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows Phone Team: This is No Way to Treat Early Adopters  —  Once seen as a nice gesture, Windows Phone 7.8 is now seen for what it is  —  When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7.8 in June, I knew it was too good to be true.  At the time, it seemed like Microsoft was throwing a bone …
Julian Pecquet / Hillicon Valley:
Gaza violence leads lawmakers to call for shuttering terror groups on Twitter  —  The past week's violence in Gaza has rekindled calls for Twitter to shutter the accounts of U.S.-labeled terror groups such as Hamas.  —  Seven House Republicans asked the FBI in September to demand that Twitter …
Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal:
Can Police Locate Wireless Internet Moochers Without a Warrant?  —  Beware, wireless Internet moochers.  A federal court in Pittsburgh has ruled that the government can track you to your location, sans search warrant, using free anti-moocher software.  —  The courts have ruled …
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
LG admits reason behind dropping 4G in Nexus 4  —  Because it's secretly another phone … The redundant 4G chip in the Nexus 4 caused confusion, but now LG has told TechRadar why it's there.  —  The presence of the LTE connectivity hardware in the Nexus 4 caused some to believe that it could be next-gen speed-enabled in the future.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Former Nokia exec Damian Dinning announces he's headed to Jaguar Land Rover  —  The sudden departure of Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning caught many by surprise earlier today, but now he's announced where his next post will be: Jaguar Land Rover.  In an explanation posted at PureView Club …
Ken Dilanian / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber Corps program trains spies for the digital age  —  At the University of Tulsa school, students learn to write computer viruses, hack digital networks and mine data from broken cellphones.  Many graduates head to the CIA or NSA.  —  Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta highlighted the need …
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