Saturday, 23 de May de 2015

Noticias y opinión


Supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusk shell

One of the first tasks for Warwick's new super computer is to use its monster megabytes to analyse the natural properties of the tiny mollusc shell.

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Microsoft rolls out Xbox TV platform

Microsoft Corp. is rolling out a new interface for its Xbox game console users - one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

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New videogames give civil uprising tips

The Arab Spring uprisings and Occupy-style US protests have inspired a new genre of serious videogames designed to help activists develop strategy -- all in the safety of cyberspace.

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Chrome overtakes Firefox globally for first time

Google's browser Chrome overtook Firefox for the first time globally on a monthly basis in November, according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome took 25.69% of the worldwide market (up from 4.66% in November 2009) compared to Firefox's 25.23%. Microsoft's Internet Explorer still maintains a strong lead globally with 40.63%.

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Researcher finds snooping smartphone software

A smartphone security researcher is shining light on a hidden program that tracks activity on Android, BlackBerry and Nokia handsets.

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Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush

(AP) -- Smule, maker of apps such as Glee Karaoke, is hoping to make beautiful music with fellow app creator Khush through an acquisition announced Thursday.

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Google's maps go indoors with new mobile feature

Google's next frontier in digital mapping will span the world's shopping malls and airports.

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What are you eating? Mobile app can tell you

Gatorade drinkers wondering about the calcium pantothenate in their favorite sports drink won't have to guess much longer.

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EU Project Develops Advanced Data Management System

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IT's Most Wanted: Mainframe Programmers

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At a Crossroads

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Researchers Find Some Smartphone Models More Vulnerable to Attack

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DPM Systems - Standardising International Border Control

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A new, more versatile type of control for autonomous systems

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Researchers hope to build universal human age estimator

(PhysOrg.com) -- As humans, we have a knack for estimating another person’s age quite accurately just by glancing at their face. Although age estimation may seem relatively simple to us, computers have a much more difficult time performing the task. In one of the latest attempts to build a computer that can accurately estimate a person’s age, researchers have taken a bottom-up approach to the challenge, collecting hundreds of thousands of images and videos from the Internet to train the system. Their goal is to build a universal human age estimator that is applicable to all ethnic groups ...

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Harvard group takes complexity out of video face replacement (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- From Facebook to YouTube to on the fly film projects, the presentation of content that entertains or instructs or both draws on visual tools, ranging from simple to complex. Novice as well as expert creatives are being increasingly equipped with technologies to help them make something creative. Out to prove that point even further, a computer scientist from Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and colleagues have come up with face-transplant software.

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Supercomputers take a cue from microwave ovens

As sophisticated as modern climate models are, one critical component continues to elude their precision—clouds. Simulating these fluffy puffs of water vapor is so computationally complex that even today's most powerful supercomputers, working at quadrillions of calculations per second, cannot accurately model them.

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GCHQ Challenges Codebreakers via Social Networks

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El futuro de la computación en nube: las predicciones del sector para el 2012

En la 9 º Expo Nube – Cloud Expo Silicon Valley – en Santa Clara Convention Center de California, se preguntó a una variedad de miembros del entorno de la computación en nube, por sus cinco predicciones para el 2012 ¿Que se dice sobre el panorama futuro de la computación en la nube?

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Technology-Augmented Insects Could Be First Responders

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