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New Keyboard for Touchscreens Enables Faster Thumb-Typing

New Keyboard for Touchscreens Enables Faster Thumb-Typing

The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational optimization techniques in conjunction with a model of thumb movement to search among millions of potential layouts before identifying one that yields superior performance. A […]

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Feeling Sick Makes Us Less Social Online, Too

Feeling Sick Makes Us Less Social Online, Too

When it comes to posting on social media, there are few areas of our lives that are off limits.   We post about eating, working, playing, hunting, quilting — you name it. Just about everything is up for public consumption … except our health. A new study from BYU finds that while most of us […]

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‘Bad Neighborhoods’ On the Internet Are a Real Nuisance

Of the 42,000 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) surveyed, just 20 were found to be responsible for nearly half of all the internet addresses that send spam. That just is one of the striking results of an extensive study by the University of Twente’s Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). This study focused on “Bad […]

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Blueprint for an Artificial Brain: Scientists Experiment With Memristors That Imitate Natural Nerves

Blueprint for an Artificial Brain: Scientists Experiment With Memristors That Imitate Natural Nerves

Scientists have long been dreaming about building a computer that would work like a brain. This is because a brain is far more energy-saving than a computer, it can learn by itself, and it doesn’t need any programming. Privatdozent [senior lecturer] Dr. Andy Thomas from Bielefeld University’s Faculty of Physics is experimenting with memristors — […]

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