Friday, 6 de March de 2015

Noticias y opinión


The CEO Guide to Open-Source Software

Con la recesión económica la presión sobre el gasto tecnológico aumenta, así muchas empresas recurren al software de código abierto para abaratar sus sistemas informáticos. Business Week ha elaborado una serie de artículos que proponen alternativas al software con licencia y abordan las principales cuestiones que los directivos TI deben tener en cuenta en el modelo de software libre.

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change.gov set free

Consistent with the values of any "open government," and with his strong leadership on "free debates" from the very start, the Obama team has modified the copyright notice on change.gov to embrace the freest CC license.

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Alerta ante una nueva red zombi masiva que se aprovecha de Windows

Un gusano que saca partido de un agujero crítico de Windows que Microsoft parcheó con urgencia en octubre está siendo ahora utilizado para desplegar una nueva red de ordenadores zombi (o botnet), según alertan varios expertos de seguridad.

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Arte, Música y Tecnología

La intersección entre Arte, Música y Tecnología es un espacio común en crecimiento y al tiempo, un entorno de investigación y experimentación continuada. La actual explosión de las interfaces táctiles y hápticas estan intensificando y diversificando sus aplicaciones que construyen nuevas formas de componer, interpretar y producir piezas musicales y espéctaculos que combinan nuevas formas de mostrar craciones artísticas y propuestas musicales de vanguardia integradas formando parte de espectáculos y conciertos multimedia.

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Europa se arma contra el cibercrimen

Se trata de una de las grandes amenazas delictivas de nuestro tiempo. La Red sirve de ventana empañada para los negocios de miles de criminales en todo el mundo, que son difíciles de rastrear a pesar de usar el método de comunicación más accesible del mundo.

 

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CMU does research on cloud computing

The era of sifting through encyclopedia-sized books for pieces of information is long gone. Since search engines like Google and Yahoo! have become highly popular, vast stores of information are now at everyone’s fingertips. This concept of accessing data stored in different locations from the comfort of one’s home makes up the basis of a field of research known as “cloud computing.” The concept, as simple as it seems, has a plethora of uses, some of which are being explored here at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Hybrid architectures dominate Green500

The top end of the fourth Green500 list of the world's most energy-efficient supercomputers is rife with hybrid systems, a radical divergence from the Top500 list of supercomputers, which suggests that specialized processors could lead to big power savings in supercomputing.

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Quantum computing spins closer

The promise of quantum computing is that it will dramatically outshine traditional computers in tackling certain key problems: searching large databases, factoring large numbers, creating uncrackable codes and simulating the atomic structure of materials.

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Saying ‘Cheese’ for More Effective Border Security

Facial recognition systems perform some very challenging tasks such as checking an individual’s photo against a database of known or suspected criminals. The task can become nearly impossible when the systems acquire poor facial images—a situation that occurs all too often in real-world environments. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found that several simple steps can significantly improve the quality of facial images that are acquired at border entry points such as airports and seaports.*

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U.S. agency sees robots replacing humans in service jobs by 2025

Robot workers could 'disrupt unskilled labor markets,' federal report says

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The UPC will present one of four projects selected for the European Ministerial e-Inclusion Conference

The European Share-it project, led by the UPC, is one of four projects selected by the European Commission for presentation at the European e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference, on the subject of using ICTs to combat social exclusion.

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Reding calls for continued R&D investment

European Commissioner warns against cutting funds for innovation.

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They're robots, but not as we know them

Knowledge of the brain helps build better computers


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La C. Valenciana, cuarta en incidencias informáticas (8,64%)

Madrid (33%), Cataluña (18,9%) y Andalucía (11,58%) lideran el ránking.

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Toque virtual para una vida mejor

Expertos de la Politécnica desarrollan un software con aplicaciones médicas y educativas

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Facebook Aims to Extend Its Reach Across the Web

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Facebook, the Internet’s largest social network, wants to let you take your friends with you as you travel the Web. But having been burned by privacy concerns in the last year, it plans to keep close tabs on those outings.

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La “e-medicina” reduce los errores y malas prácticas

Los registros electrónicos sobre pacientes pueden ayudar a reducir las indemnizaciones por malas prácticas que se ven obligados a pagar médicos y compañías de seguros del sector de sanidad, según una investigación de la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Harvard.

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Extending the frontiers of artificial intelligence

The world of artificial cognitive systems and machine learning is moving at a fast pace and is becoming a major international research challenge. New techniques are being developed in this field that will transform many aspects of our day-to-day lives and work. The SIMBAD project (' Beyond features: Similarity-based pattern analysis and recognition'), backed by the EU with EUR 1.65 million in financing, is looking at some of the ways that this research may be put to use.

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Desarrollan plataforma para telefonía móvil HSUPA

El nuevo SH-Mobile G4 será fabricado con tecnología de proceso de 45 nm para incluir funciones integradas y procesamiento extra rápido.

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openSUSE Sports a New License (Ding dong, the EULA’s dead…)

Just in time for openSUSE 11.1 RC 1, we’ve finished the new and improved license for openSUSE 11.1. The days of agreeing to a click-through EULA for openSUSE are over!

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