martes, 6 de diciembre de 2016

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The Desktop Is Turning Mobile

The rapid rise of mobile operating systems is changing the traditional desktop and laptop OS.

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How Three-Dimensional Transistors Went from Lab to Fab

The story behind Intel's new design.

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Facebook Could Be Planning a Visual Dashboard of Your Life

The data entered by millions of social-network users could be turned into revealing infographics.

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Unthinking Machines

Artificial intelligence needs a reboot, say experts.

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Cancer Testing? There's an App for That

Physicians are using smart phones to diagnose diseases, check blood cell counts and identify pathogens in drinking water

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Speeding swarms of sensor robots

A new algorithm ensures that robotic environmental sensors will be able to focus on areas of interest without giving other areas short shrift.

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Ranking research

How to use social tools to rank the relevance of research papers

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Wall Street traders mine tweets to gain a trading edge

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Exploring the future with modern information technology

European researchers are seeking to create a global computer model named FuturICT, a collective analysis platform for a better understanding of the world. The visionary idea is to design this knowledge accelerator in order to make better predictions about imminent techno-socio-economic crises and suggestions on how to alleviate or even prevent them.

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An App to Stop Tracking

New software lets Android users see how apps are collecting their data, and restrict the behavior.

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Intel to Make Three-Dimensional Transistors

The company says the new architecture will result in better performance with less power.

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Face recognition software could detect pain in patients

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Móviles inteligentes escogen el mejor WiFi

Investigadores del MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) han desarrollado una tecnología capaz de predecir el movimiento de un terminal móvil con el objetivo de que éste escoja la red WiFi más adecuada. El dispositivo seleccionará automáticamente la que ponderadamente sea la mejor conexión, con el fin de evitar la caída de Internet.

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Talking to the Wall

An experimental interface from Microsoft turns any wall into an interactive surface.

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DigitalPersona Extends Biometric Authentication to Cross-Platform Applications

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Add Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition to Your Android Applications

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Computer program understands the 'that's what she said' joke

(PhysOrg.com) -- While computers can do just about anything these days, having a sense of humor is not something they have been capable of, that is until now. Chloe Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, computer scientists from the University of Washington, have created a software program capable of giving computers a sense of humor and the ability to understand a specific type of double entendre.

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Build safety into the very beginning of the computer system

A new publication from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides guidelines to secure the earliest stages of the computer boot process. Commonly known as the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), this fundamental system firmware computer code built into hardware initializes the hardware when you switch on the computer before starting the operating system. BIOS security is a new area of focus for NIST computer security scientists.

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Research initiative to enhance integrity of integrated circuits

A consortium of hardware security experts from four major universities around the country has received a $1.2 million federal grant to conduct wide-ranging research aimed at enhancing the integrity of integrated circuits (ICs), the computer chips that are used in virtually all electronic devices today, from cell phones and medical instruments to laptop computers and flat-screen TVs.

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Video Games May Help Clear Airway of Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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