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How to use social tools to rank the relevance of research papers
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.
New software lets Android users see how apps are collecting their data, and restrict the behavior.
The company says the new architecture will result in better performance with less power.
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.
An experimental interface from Microsoft turns any wall into an interactive surface.
(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.
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.
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.