Thursday, 24 de April de 2014

Noticias y opinión


Tier 1 mobile phone to have swipe fingerprint sensor

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Biometrics Institute is ten

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Desarrollan un sistema de 'teleapoyo' para deportistas

Teskal es una aplicación informática que viene a mitigar la denominada "?soledad del deportista'. Cuanto mejor es un deportista, más tiempo pasa fuera de casa, y son pocos los que se pueden permitir el lujo de viajar con un séquito de psicólogos, coaches y demás. Esta herramienta les facilita recibir asesoramiento deportivo y psicológico online estén donde estén.

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Desarrollan una herramienta informática que facilita el análisis de las funciones de los genes

El Centro de Investigación del Cáncer (CIC) de Salamanca ha desarrollado una herramienta informática que permite comprobar qué funciones tiene un conjunto de genes. Esta aplicación informática ya está disponible en internet y facilita el trabajo de los investigadores, desde los que se dedican a la Biología básica hasta los que estudian los tumores. Celia Fontanillo, investigadora del Grupo de Bioinformática, ha desarrollado la herramienta y la ha presentado en una conferencia.

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New study is first to test the actual impact of branded apps on consumers

A new research study co-authored by an Indiana University professor suggests that interactive applications for mobile phones such as Apple's iPhone and Google's Android may be some of the most powerful forms of advertising yet developed.

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Game streaming service OnLive coming to tablets

(AP) -- OnLive, the startup whose technology streams high-end video games over an Internet connection, is expanding its service to tablets and mobile devices.

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Microsoft to open 'app store' in February

Microsoft began wooing developers for a February opening of its first "app store" for computers powered by the US technology giant's Windows software.

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Microsoft pledges Windows developers generosity

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. is stepping up its competition with Apple and plans to give developers who write software for Windows computers and devices a greater share of revenue sold through the company's upcoming Windows Store.

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Adobe confirms zero-day danger in Reader and Acrobat

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adobe on Tuesday issued a critical security advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. A vulnerability was detected and confirmed in Adobe Reader X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. Adobe said the flaw could cause a crash and allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

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Android Market downloads top 10 billion: Google

Google said Tuesday that over 10 billion applications have been downloaded from the Android Market, which offers free and paid programs for smartphones and tablet computers running the Internet giant's operating system.

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Microsoft adds voice search to Xbox Live

Microsoft on Monday began adding voice search to Xbox Live as it continues to transform its videogame consoles into hubs for online entertainment in digital age living rooms.

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Indonesia threatens to cut BlackBerry data service

Indonesia has threatened to cut data services used by millions of BlackBerry customers, the industry body said Saturday, in an ongoing spat over infrastructure and government access to information.

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Broadcom will ship 802.11ac products in 2012

(PhysOrg.com) -- Broadcom is highlighting a second coming of Wi-Fi in the name of the new IEEE standard 802.11ac, with this week’s announcement that its products based on the nascent standard will be ready for shipping in the second half of next year. The IEEE 802.11ac is a wireless standard of 802.11 under development.

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Justice Dept wants to put off AT&T-T-Mobile trial

(AP) -- The Justice Department said Friday it wants to withdraw or postpone its antitrust case against the proposed merger between AT&T Inc. and smaller rival T-Mobile USA now that the two companies pulled their application with the Federal Communications Commission to approve the deal.

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Data storage: Coupled duo

Systematic study of the switching behavior in differential dual spin valves reveals the role of interlayer couplings

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Developing artificial intelligence systems that can interpret images

Like many kids, Antonio Torralba began playing around with computers when he was 13 years old. Unlike many of his friends, though, he was not playing video games, but writing his own artificial intelligence (AI) programs.

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New application makes supercomputing simple

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new open source application developed at Murdoch University is giving researchers a revolutionary new way of accessing supercomputers.

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Teaching machines to recognize shapes

As any parent knows, teaching a toddler to recognize objects involves trial-and-error. A child, for example, may not initially recognize a cow in a picture-book after seeing the live animal on a farm and being told its label. In fact, a child may mistake a cow for a horse. After all, both animals have four legs.

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New app uses mathematical theory to match your face to celebrities' faces

(PhysOrg.com) -- Are you as dashing as George Clooney, or as glamorous as Angelina Jolie? Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have developed an app that uses a mathematical formula to analyse your face and tell you which celebrities you look like.

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UIUC team will show can't-tell photo inserts at Siggraph (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Visitors to this month's Siggraph Asia conference on computer graphics from December 12 to 15 will witness a presentation from a team at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign on how to tweak photos by adding in something that was not there before. They will present their study, Rendering Synthetic Objects into Legacy Photographs, which details their approach.

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