Thoughts could be future of security

In a few years time, people may be able to unlock their personal devices without even lifting a finger, thanks to UC Berkeley researchers at the School of Information. Instead of symbols and characters, thoughts may be the new key.
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Secrets of ‘wooing’ a Berkeley woman

Spring is setting in, and boys, you know what that means: tank tops, shorts and bikini-clad girls on Memorial Glade. During those cold winter months, you may have forgotten about the existence of that other sex under layers of bulky, cozy clothing, but we’re sure that these warm weeks to
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10 random facts about Commencement speaker Steve Wozniak

The “Wizard of Wozillia” will return to his alma mater this May as keynote speaker for the 2013 Commencement ceremony. Bam, that’s Berkeley. You all know about Woz, Steve Jobs and Apple and how the entire modern era of computers is basically a footnote of their work. But did you
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Five Questions: Brian Harvey, CS education innovator

In any given public place, it’s not uncommon to find children using smartphones or tablet computers. The world has become a place where anyone can compute anywhere at any time, but it wasn’t always that way. Before UC Berkeley electrical engineering and computer science lecturer Brian Harvey began teaching on
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Compulsory computing?

Nearly all high-skill jobs are rapidly becoming digital and quantitative. Doctors and health care providers are scrambling to adapt to new electronic medical record databases. Journalists are increasingly expected to be proficient in Web design and computer graphics. The finance industry has been taken over by mind-twisting mathematical models. Even
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UC Berkeley students drop out to start tech companies

UC Berkeley computer science students are dropping out of school. But they’re not leaving because the classes are too difficult or school is too expensive. Rather, they’re withdrawing to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship — even though the odds are against them. Although the numbers vary from study to study,
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Five Questions: Marti Hearst, ‘Big Data’ pioneer

With a massive amount of data online, computer programmers have recently taken to looking for ways to manage it all. Marti Hearst, a professor in the UC Berkeley School of Information, has been at the forefront of research on working with “Big Data” to make it searchable and accessible. Her
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