Archive: 03/6/2012

Cebit 2012: 3-D animations for everyone

3D movies like "Toy Story" or "Transformers" are based on everyday objects that are able to move like humans. Such 3D characters are created by skilled experts in time-consuming manual work. Computer scientists ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Expert: Webcam spy suspect's computer used in chat

(AP) -- A Rutgers University computer system manager told jurors on Tuesday that it appears the computer of a former student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Other
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A heating system with a brain

A start-up from EPFL and CSEM is putting on the market a thermal regulator that uses neural networks to learn about your house as the seasons change, allowing for savings of up to 65% on fuel.

dateMar 06, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Warm winter may bring pest-filled spring

(AP) -- The mild winter that has given many Northern farmers a break from shoveling and a welcome chance to catch up on maintenance could lead to a tough spring as many pests that would normally freeze have not.

dateMar 06, 2012 in Environment
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Sun unleashes powerful X-class solar flare

The Sun has been quiet recently but early today (04:13 UTC on March 5, 2012) it unleashed a powerful X1-class solar flare and coronal mass ejection. The latest estimates indicate the CME will probably miss Earth, but hit ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Cloud-based secure desktop streaming from any PC

Today at the CeBIT Fair, IBM is announcing the Secure Enterprise Desktop, an innovative service that enables corporate users to securely access the contents of their entire hard disk, including operating system, applications ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Software
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What is the price of free?

Scientists from the Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University have designed a method to improve privacy control in the Android apps market. The method reaches a balance between the need for developer’s ...

dateMar 06, 2012 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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