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Computer coding for kindergarteners
Programming so easy even a child can do it; adults may have a harder time
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014, 2:36pm
Rating: | Views: 107 | Comments: 0
EmTech: IBM Tries to Make Watson Smarter
IBM’s senior vice president says Watson could find success with commercial apps in wealth management, call centers, and medicine.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 25, 2014, 8:26am
Rating: | Views: 156 | Comments: 0
Researcher loses job at NSF after government questions her role as 1980s activist
Computer scientist criticizes report that finds her "unfit" for federal service
Science Politics
Source: Science
Posted on: Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014, 7:38am
Rating: | Views: 203 | Comments: 0
Buttonmasher: Photorealism takes gaming deeper
A new wave of games uses thousands of photos to recreate every detail of the real world and heighten our sense of immersion
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014, 10:23am
Rating: | Views: 68 | Comments: 0
IBM: Commercial Nanotube Transistors Are Coming Soon
Chips made with nanotube transistors, which could be five times faster, should be ready around 2020, says IBM.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014, 8:06am
Rating: | Views: 215 | Comments: 0
New Google initiative looks to close the tech world's gender gap
Jobs in computer science are multiplying fast, with the Labor Department predicting more than 4-million positions by the year 2020. But so far, it's mostly a man's world. Google is launching a new campaign to help close the gender gap.
Technology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jun 20, 2014, 8:15am
Rating: | Views: 166 | Comments: 0
That Computer Actually Got an F on the Turing Test
Over the weekend, a group of programmers claimed they built a program that passed the famous Turing Test, in which a computer tries to trick judges into believing that it is a human. According to new reports, this is a historic accomplishment. But is it really? And what does it mean for artificial intelligence?
Computer Science
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 192 | Comments: 0
Graphene Helps Copper Wires Keep Their Cool
An exotic form of carbon could help relieve a growing problem with the copper used in computer processors.
Materials Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Mar 21, 2014, 9:51am
Rating: | Views: 67 | Comments: 0
What Emotion Goes Viral the Fastest?
On Twitter and Facebook, which spreads quickest: joy, sadness or disgust?
Computer Science
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Mar 21, 2014, 9:51am
Rating: | Views: 84 | Comments: 0
Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask
Programs — some already on your smartphone — are preparing useful information based on your past behavior, ushering in the era of predictive, or anticipatory, computing.
Computer Science
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014, 10:19am
Rating: | Views: 64 | Comments: 0
Perjurers and fake reviews train software to spot lies
An artificial-intelligence system has learned to spot the telltale language people use when lying in court or in fawning online book reviews    
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Mar 07, 2014, 8:32am
Rating: | Views: 85 | Comments: 0
Intel Designs a Safe Meeting Place for Private Data
A super-secure place for sensitive data to mingle could free companies to get the benefits of sharing it without risking leaks.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Monday, Mar 03, 2014, 7:41am
Rating: | Views: 56 | Comments: 0
Deep Learning: Teaching Computers To Tell Things Apart
The first step in recognizing people could be telling the difference between a cat and a dog. Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence research, with the hopes of better sorting your photos.
Computer Science
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Feb 21, 2014, 8:27am
Rating: | Views: 65 | Comments: 0
Robots with human-like brains to take on Mars unaided
Processors used in gaming and supercomputers could give robots much more human-like minds, enabling them to navigate the skies and explore Mars autonomously    
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, 8:38am
Rating: | Views: 52 | Comments: 0
Cryptography Breakthrough Could Make Software Unhackable
In a watershed moment for cryptography, computer scientists have proposed a solution to a fundamental problem called “program obfuscation.”    
Computer Science
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014, 7:55am
Rating: | Views: 41 | Comments: 0
“Honey Encryption” Will Bamboozle Attackers with Fake Secrets
A new approach to encryption beats attackers by presenting them with fake data.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 61 | Comments: 0
Depressed? Soon your computer could know before your therapist
In the romantic comedy of the future, the protagonist won't have to dish about being depressed to a sassy best friend. Instead, facial coding software recognizes a frown.
Computer Science
Source: NBCnews
Posted on: Friday, Jan 17, 2014, 11:49am
Rating: | Views: 28 | Comments: 0
The Clever Circuit That Doubles Bandwidth
A Stanford startup’s new radio can send and receive information on the same frequency—an advance that could double the speed of wireless networks.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013, 7:49am
Rating: | Views: 75 | Comments: 0
Graphics Chips Help Process Big Data Sets in Milliseconds
A new database tool dramatically improves processing speeds using technology that’s already in your computer.New software can use the graphics processors found on everyday computers to process torrents of data more quickly than is normally possible, opening up new ways to visually explore everything from Twitter posts to political donations.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Oct 18, 2013, 11:56am
Rating: | Views: 102 | Comments: 0
How Quantum Computers and Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Big Data
Big data is overwhelming nearly every field of science. But in order to handle it, we will also need to make advancements in how we process this data deluge. As computers approach the limits of Moore's Law, what new algorithms ...    
Computer Science
Source: Wired
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013, 7:53am
Rating: | Views: 133 | Comments: 0
Qualcomm to Build Neuro-Inspired Chips
World’s largest smartphone chipmaker offers to custom-build very efficient neuro-inspired chips for phones, robots, and vision systems.The world’s largest smartphone chipmaker, Qualcomm, says it is ready to start helping partners manufacture a radically different kind of a chip—one that mimics the neural structures and processing methods found in the brain.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Oct 11, 2013, 9:15am
Rating: | Views: 97 | Comments: 0
NSA data center runs into electrical problems
Army Corps of Engineers says it has found electrical problems at the National Security Agency's $1.7 billion data center in Utah
Computer Science
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 09, 2013, 11:34am
Rating: | Views: 62 | Comments: 0
A Charger Powers Your Smartphone, Sniffs for Malware
Kaprica’s malware-scanning charger does its job without actually residing on your phone.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Oct 04, 2013, 11:05am
Rating: | Views: 72 | Comments: 0
Graphene Could Make Data Centers and Supercomputers More Efficient
New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013, 7:55am
Rating: | Views: 76 | Comments: 0
The First Carbon Nanotube Computer
A carbon nanotube computer processor is comparable to a chip from the early 1970s, and may be the first step beyond silicon electronics.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Sep 26, 2013, 8:18am
Rating: | Views: 119 | Comments: 0
Denser, Faster Memory Challenges Both DRAM and Flash
A new memory technology can store a terabyte on a chip the size of a postage stamp.
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013, 7:47am
Rating: | Views: 138 | Comments: 0
Xerox Machines Change Docs After Scanning
The next time you scan a document, you may need to check that all the t's are crossed, the i's are dotted, and that all the numbers add up. A glitch recently discovered in two of Xerox's WorkCentre machines has been changing numbers on scanned documents, possibly for several years now. The glitch was discovered by David Kriesel, a computer science researcher at the University of Bonn in Germany.    
Technology
Source: ABC News
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 08, 2013, 9:08am
Rating: | Views: 114 | Comments: 0
IBM Scientists Show Blueprints for Brain-like Computing
IBM researchers unveil TrueNorth, a new computer architecture that imitates how a brain works
Computer Science
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 08, 2013, 9:08am
Rating: | Views: 90 | Comments: 0
Your 2015 Smartphone Could Have A Battery Charge Of Several Weeks
A crazy type of RAM chip could fit tons more memory into smartphones, meaning they will consume less power. Combined with other innovations, it means your 2015 smartphone may run for weeks.
Computer Science
Source: FastCompany
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013, 8:26am
Rating: | Views: 72 | Comments: 0
To create a robot with common sense, mimic a toddler
Artificial intelligence researcher Ben Goertzel wants to create robots far more intelligent than humans    
Computer Science
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Monday, Jul 22, 2013, 9:22am
Rating: | Views: 76 | Comments: 0
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