Hilary Mason

Jun. 12, 2015

Will Our Smartphones Know Us Better Than Ourselves?

This week Apple revealed an improved Siri comparable to Android’s Google Now.

Feb. 14, 2014

Solving Life’s Everyday Problems, With Data

Data geeks say our “digital breadcrumbs” can reveal where to eat, who to date, or which bus to take.

big data, alex sandy pentland, mit, digital breadcrumbs, hilary mason, max shron, bus routes, bus, smarphones, web browsers, cheeseburger, online dating

Jan. 28, 2011

Privacy At Stake As Sites Track Online Preferences

Bit.ly's Hilary Mason talks about services sites hope to provide by collecting online browsing data.Bit.ly's Hilary Mason talks about services sites hope to provide by collecting online browsing data.

privacy, web, shortening, link tracking

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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