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It's Time to Dump Moore's Law to Advance Computing, Researcher Says
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It's Time to Dump Moore's Law to Advance Computing, Researcher Says

R. Stanley Williams, a senior fellow at Hewlett Packard Labs, proposes no longer following Moore's Law in chipmaking, saying in a recent research paper that the...

Computer Crashes May Be Due to Forces Beyond Our Solar System
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Computer Crashes May Be Due to Forces Beyond Our Solar System

Vanderbilt University professor Bharat Bhuva on Friday gave a presentation on single-event upsets at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement...

Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster
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Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster

IBM Research scientists have created a device that siphons health data from multiple wearable devices and shares the results with a patient's doctor.

Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs
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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and...

Will AI ­sher in a New Era of Hacking?
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Will AI ­sher in a New Era of Hacking?

Advanced artificial intelligence systems developed to defend assets in cyberspace might be turned to malevolent purposes by cybercriminals.

Japan Aims For Superefficient Supercomputer By 2017
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Japan Aims For Superefficient Supercomputer By 2017

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology plans to build a super-efficient supercomputer.

Research Chip Modeled After the Brain Aims to Bring Smarts to Computers
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Research Chip Modeled After the Brain Aims to Bring Smarts to Computers

University of Tennessee, Knoxville researchers have developed a neuromorphic chip designed for intelligent computers that are structured to discover patterns through...

Researchers Make Progress Toward Computer Video Recognition
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Researchers Make Progress Toward Computer Video Recognition

Google researchers are working to advance video-recognition technology, which Rajat Monga on Google's Brain team says is due to progress in deep-learning models...

Vint Cerf's Dream Do-Over: 2 Ways He'd Make the Internet Different
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Vint Cerf's Dream Do-Over: 2 Ways He'd Make the Internet Different

Google chief Internet evangelist and former ACM president Vint Cerf said he would change a few things about the Internet's creation if he could do it over again...

­.s. Pumps $400 Million Into Next-Generation Wireless Research
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­.s. Pumps $400 Million Into Next-Generation Wireless Research

The U.S. National Science Foundation will invest more than $400 million over the next seven years to fund next-generation wireless research.

Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives
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Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are developing inexpensive mini-robots that can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel....

Diamonds May Be Quantum Computing's Best Friend
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Diamonds May Be Quantum Computing's Best Friend

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new approach to maintaining quantum superposition using synthetic diamonds. 

What Will it Take to Make A.I. Sound More Human?
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What Will it Take to Make A.I. Sound More Human?

Conversation fillers such as "hmm" and "uh-huh" are critical to improving communication between humans and artificial intelligence.

Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code
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Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code

A Tor Project developer reports the project is enhancing its software to rapidly detect tampering to its network for the purpose of surveillance. 

This New Discovery Could Put Quantum Computers Within Closer Reach
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This New Discovery Could Put Quantum Computers Within Closer Reach

Researchers at Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory have found a way to dampen qubits' susceptibility to magnetic disruptions, or...

Algorithm Reads Tweets to Figure Out Which Restaurants Make You Sick
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Algorithm Reads Tweets to Figure Out Which Restaurants Make You Sick

A new app identifies food poisoning-related tweets and connects them to restaurants using geotagging, in order to identify likely hotspots of food poisoning.. 

New Gpu Memory Standards to Supercharge Graphics
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New Gpu Memory Standards to Supercharge Graphics

The increasing popularity of life-like games and virtual reality technology is pushing the computing industry to develop better graphics technology. 

A New Algorithm From MIT Could Protect Ships From 'rogue Waves' at Sea
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A New Algorithm From MIT Could Protect Ships From 'rogue Waves' at Sea

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a predictive tool that could give ships a two- to three-minute advance warning of approaching rogue...

Millions of Sensitive Records Exposed By Mobile Apps Leaking Back-End Credentials
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Millions of Sensitive Records Exposed By Mobile Apps Leaking Back-End Credentials

Researchers have found thousands of mobile applications implement cloud-based, back-end services in a way that lets anyone access sensitive records created by users...

­.s. Government Lab Dabbles in New Computer Designs
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­.s. Government Lab Dabbles in New Computer Designs

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking to replace conventional computer systems by developing and obtaining new computer designs.
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