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Why Windows 95 Was a Game-Changer for Computer Users
Windows 95, the operating system update that changed the way millions of people interacted with their computers, was released 20 years ago today.
Computer Science
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Do Netflix, Spotify and Facebook know me as well as they think?
Websites try to suggest everything from your next best friend to your next best shirt. But are these recommendations a help or a hindrance?
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Language detectives make the web less anonymous
With forensic linguistics, researchers aim to use online harassers' and criminals' own words against them
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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Step forward for computing by light
Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.
Computer Science
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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At the limit of Moore's law: scientists develop molecule-sized transistors
Researchers find transistors can be produced consisting of atoms 600,000 times thinner than a human hair – paving way for atom-scale chips
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 1391 | Comments: 0
A Biodegradable Computer Chip That Performs Surprisingly Well
Researchers show that devices based on a material derived from wood work as well as the communications chip in your smartphone.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
Rating: | Views: 1456 | Comments: 0
Are computer glitches making companies vulnerable?
The computer problems at the NYSE and United Airlines highlight the downside of the country's dependence on technology
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Moore’s law wins: new chips have circuits 10,000 times thinner than hairs
IBM processors built at 7nm will be four times more powerful with up to 20bn transistors squeezed onto a single chip
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Facebook can recognise you in photos even if you're not looking
A new experimental algorithm from Facebook's artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when it can't see their faces
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
Rating: | Views: 1786 | Comments: 0
DeepMind: 'Artificial intelligence is a tool that humans can control and direct'
Co-founder of technology company insists AI is not a danger to humanity, but will help tackle lack of clean water, financial inequality and stock market risks
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 503 | Comments: 0
IBM Shows Off a Quantum Computing Chip
A new superconducting chip made by IBM demonstrates a technique crucial to the development of quantum computers.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
Rating: | Views: 783 | Comments: 0
IBM's Watson to provide software for personalised healthcare
IBM is partnering with Apple and medical device companies to develop a cloud-based health platform for its Watson supercomputer
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 504 | Comments: 0
Google Researchers Make Quantum Computing Components More Reliable
Researchers from a university and Google demonstrate a crucial error-correction step needed to make quantum computing practical.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
Rating: | Views: 157 | Comments: 0
Test yourself on Facebook's intelligence questions
Fancy taking Facebook's AI exam for yourself? Here are some example questions that get progressively harder
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
Rating: | Views: 200 | Comments: 0
Cockroach robots? Not nightmare fantasy but science lab reality
Texas engineers attach miniature computer wired into nervous system of live cockroaches for remote control and aim to gather video information in places such as broken sewers
Robotics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 04, 2015, 7:37am
Rating: | Views: 135 | Comments: 0
Using social media to track extremists online
The law enforcement dilemma: How best to identify potential terrorist threats and ISIS supporters who may mask their true intent
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
Rating: | Views: 378 | Comments: 0
Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?
Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts robots will reach human levels of intelligence by 2029 – if they overcome current limitations
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
Rating: | Views: 197 | Comments: 0
Artificial intelligence 'will not end human race'
Microsoft research chief admits that AI will pose legal, ethical and psychological issues as it becomes more sophisticated
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015, 1:05pm
Rating: | Views: 105 | Comments: 0
Computers know you better than your friends do
Computer models based on your Facebook likes can draw a better personality portrait of you than your friends and family can
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015, 7:49am
Rating: | Views: 110 | Comments: 0
Look Out, This Poker-Playing Computer Is Unbeatable
Forget chess. Poker may be even harder for a computer. But a software program has now "solved" a variant of Texas Hold'em, the bot's creators say. And nothing can keep it from winning.
Computer Science
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jan 09, 2015, 8:08am
Rating: | Views: 123 | Comments: 0
Cooking Watson-style: Supercomputer turns to recipes
Not content with winning quiz shows, IBM's Watson supercomputer is now injecting a little creativity into your kitchen. Niall Firth pulls on his apron
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 08, 2015, 8:42am
Rating: | Views: 132 | Comments: 0
Turning kids into coders with Hour of Code
Students across the country are getting a crash course in coding during Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, 7:59am
Rating: | Views: 498 | Comments: 0
AI knows a great sporting moment when it sees one
Computers have already tried their hand at sports commentary – now they're picking highlight clips by scanning videos for telltale signs of excitement
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 04, 2014, 6:50am
Rating: | Views: 629 | Comments: 0
Software can describe photos with amazing accuracy
Researchers at Google and Stanford University are teaching computers to recognize images well enough to write spot-on captions for them
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014, 8:12am
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Does Watson Know the Answer to IBM’s Woes?
IBM is betting that research on more human-like artificial intelligence will help it turn things around.As cheap cloud computing services erode IBM’s traditional hardware business with alarming speed, the company finds itself facing an uncertain future. If only there were some clever machine it could turn to for advice.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Nov 06, 2014, 8:17am
Rating: | Views: 155 | Comments: 0
Computers are learning to see the world like we do
It is surprisingly difficult to build computers that can recognise the many different objects we see every day, but they are getting better all the time
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 30, 2014, 8:55am
Rating: | Views: 126 | Comments: 0
Elon Musk: artificial intelligence summons demons
Artificial intelligence is "our biggest existential threat," said the SpaceX and Tesla founder
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014, 8:15am
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Information Age: the radio transmitter that changed our world
The second in our series on the major inventions that shaped the information age revisits the London transmitter 2LO and the birth of British broadcasting Information Age: Six Networks That Changed Our World at the Science Museum, London, opens on Saturday 25 October
Computer Science
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014, 9:00am
Rating: | Views: 107 | Comments: 0
Quantum computers: The world's first buyers' guide
With the first quantum computer already on the market, and more in the offing, should you splash the cash? Here's our verdict on the best buys out there
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014, 9:00am
Rating: | Views: 128 | Comments: 0
What It Will Take for Computers to Be Conscious
The world’s best-known consciousness researcher says machines could one day become self-aware.Is a worm conscious? How about a bumblebee? Does a computer that can play chess “feel” anything?
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 02, 2014, 9:51am
Rating: | Views: 271 | Comments: 0
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