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Wearable Technology Can Help with Public Speaking

Wearable Technology Can Help with Public Speaking

Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for “smart glasses” that gives real-time feedback to the speaker on volume modulation and speaking rate, while being minimally distracting. The Rochester team describes the system, which [...]

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Computer Programming: System Automatically Finds Common Type of Programming Bug

Computer Programming: System Automatically Finds Common Type of Programming Bug

Integer overflows are one of the most common bugs in computer programs — not only causing programs to crash but, even worse, potentially offering points of attack for malicious hackers. Computer scientists have devised a battery of techniques to identify them, but all have drawbacks. This month, at the Association for Computing Machinery’s International Conference [...]

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Intelligent Computers Solving the Trust Equation in Difficult Negotiations

Socially intelligent computers can turn difficult online negotiations into win−win situations through tactical information disclosure Programming fundamental ‘social intelligence’ skills into software agents can make humans substantially more trusting of online negotiations, which can lead to superior outcomes in e-commerce transactions, finds an A*STAR-led team of technology researchers, business experts and cognitive scientists. Automated software [...]

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Mobile Quarantine Station for Malicious Android Apps

Mobile Quarantine Station for Malicious Android Apps

The attacks were perfidious: In February this year, the Czech IT security company Avast declared that it had identified several malicious game apps for mobile phones in the Google Play Store – ones that would only become criminally active on the device after several weeks. Then the affected smartphones or tablet computers would suddenly take [...]

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Computer Scientists Simplify Parallel Programming

Computer Scientists Simplify Parallel Programming

Modern software takes computational speed for granted. But modern microprocessors can only speed up by increasing the number of cores. To take full advantage of multiple cores, software developers have to arrange their code in such a way that it is executable in parallel – an error-prone and expensive task. Computer scientists from Saarland University [...]

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Guarantees for Online Anonymity?

Guarantees for Online Anonymity?

Anonymity on the Internet is possible only up to a certain degree. Therefore, it is possible that others may see who is visiting an online advice site on sexual abuse, or who frequently looks up information about a certain disease, for example. Seeing that this kind of private information can be linked to their identity, [...]

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Reading Speed Harnessed to Automatically Control Text Display Rates

Reading Speed Harnessed to Automatically Control Text Display Rates

Reading a text is something that each of us does at our own individual pace. This simple fact has been exploited by computer scientists in Saarbrücken who have developed a software system that recognizes how fast a text on a display screen is being read and then allows the text to scroll forward line by [...]

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A Picture is Worth 1000 Words, But How Many Emotions?

Researchers use big data to progressively train computers to understand sentiments conveyed by images ‪Log on to Twitter, Facebook or other social media and you will find that much of the content shared with you comes in the form of images, not just words. Those images can convey a lot more than a sentence might, [...]

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Faster Computers: Entanglement On a Chip

Faster Computers: Entanglement On a Chip

Unlike Bilbo’s magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies.   Entanglement — the instantaneous connection between two particles no matter their distance apart — is one of the most intriguing and promising phenomena [...]

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New Programming Language for Fast Simulations

New Programming Language for Fast Simulations

Norwegian researchers have developed an entirely new language for faster programming and simulations.   Programming is a time-consuming process, and it may take many years to develop even a basic simulator. Researchers want to simplify this process. They have created a language similar to the language of mathematics. This allows them to subdivide the work [...]

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