Wednesday, 4 de March de 2015

Noticias y opinión


Apple Releases Its Highly Anticipated Software Upgrade

Apple released a software upgrade for its iPhone 3G and iPod Touch, bringing new features to the devices and also fixing some reported stability bugs.

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Opera Mini 4.2 jumps into final release

Only yesterday Opera Mini 4.2 beta joined Google's Android Market. On Tuesday, the mini update to Opera's mobile browser for Java phones became the app's new benchmark.

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Pymes españolas, cada vez más conectadas

El número de pequeñas y medianas empresas que contrata servicios de voz fija, móvil y ADSL crece un 13%.

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Ballmer's bid to swerve 'Vista Capable' row comes unstuck

Judge orders Microsoft boss to testify

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Anthony Doesburg: Science not a solo effort

Expat Kiwi Ian Foster has the third most powerful supercomputer in the world at his disposal. Foster, a computer scientist at the University of Chicago, is inviting New Zealand researchers to make use of the machine, based at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), a United States Department of Energy facility just out of Chicago.

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Jacking into the Brain--Is the Brain the Ultimate Computer Interface?

How far can science advance brain-machine interface technology? Will we one day pipe the latest blog entry or NASCAR highlights directly into the human brain as if the organ were an outsize flash drive?

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Poker bots raise the stakes for human players

A DOZEN men wearing dark green T-shirts and wide grins whoop, shake hands and high-five, while another group in navy blue baseball caps do their best to look magnanimous in defeat in front of several dozen onlookers.

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The Online Search Party: A Way to Share the Load

OPPORTUNITIES for social networking abound on the Internet, but not when it comes to one standard job: using a browser and search engine to comb the Web for information. That task is still typically done solo, because browser displays and search procedures have traditionally been designed for a single user.

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Google executive urges improvements to technology infrastructure

Google's chief executive officer on Wednesday called for the federal government to invest in green technology and a national computer infrastructure to help create jobs and spur the next wave of American innovation.

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Spinning into the future of data storage

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have improved their understanding of the inner workings of our computers and mp3 players, thanks to an exciting new field of research called ‘organic spintronics’.

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Obama administration to inherit tough cybersecurity challenges

There has been a 'fundamental ignorance' by the Bush administration on modern threats, says one expert.

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Multi-core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

In previous posts on this blog, Berkeley’s David Patterson, Intel’s Andrew Chien, and Microsoft’s Dan Reed presented their views on why research advances are needed to overcome the problems posed by multicore processors. In this piece — the fourth (and possibly final) entry in the series -– Marc Snir from UIUC argues that there are major challenges facing us but yet, the sky is not falling.

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Solving the Internet gridlock

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Apple es demandada por violación de patentes

Una empresa de los Ángeles la acusa de apropiarse de su tecnología de navegación para el iPhone.

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Semantic desktop paves the way for the semantic web

European researchers have developed innovative software to make finding information on your computer and sharing it with others considerably easier. In the process, they may have solved the chicken and egg problem that has held back development of the semantic web.

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Ofrecen un millón de dólares por delatar a hackers

Empresa afectada por intento de extorsión contraataca ofreciendo una recompensa de un millón de dólares por información que permita detener y procesar a los extorsionadores.

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Ecuador to conduct biometric screening of foreign arrivals

QUITO, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador will apply a biometric system using fingerprints to control the entry of foreigners, Internal and External Security Minister Gustavo Larrea said Monday.

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La supercomputación más ‘verde’ es de IBM

IBM fabrica los ordenadores más potentes y eficientes del planeta, según la última lista de Green500.

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Social Networks Not Ready for Business?

Plenty of vendors offer enterprise solutions, but critics say most businesses aren't ready to be friends.

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El poder de la mente también mueve máquinas

Mover objetos con el poder de la mente ya no es sólo una realidad en las películas. Dos estudiantes de Zaragoza han ideado una silla de ruedas y un robot que se pueden controlar con el pensamiento. Estos prototipos, únicos en el mundo, tienen aplicaciones infinitas en el campo de la rehabilitación y acercan el futuro a nuestros días.

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