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Talking computer program can improve social skills

For many people, face-to-face conversation is intimidating. Conversing online and in text form is often easier than looking into someone's eyes. But being comfortable in conversation can do more than help alleviate awkward social situations -- it can help with job interviews, public speaking and dating. Now, a computer program is helping out.

Saturday - 06/22/2013, 08:35am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, MIT, computer, software, social skills

App predicts traffic light changes for drivers (VIDEO)

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with an app called SignalGuru that predicts when signals will change from red to green.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:15am EDT

Tags: app, smartphone, MIT, signalguru

Office face time is important for career success

Teleworking: kitchen tables, pajamas, freedom from commute stress. It's a perk many area residents enjoy. But is telecommuting or working at home hazardous for careers?

Saturday - 07/14/2012, 08:42am EDT

Tags: telecommute, work-at-home, face time, MIT