News tagged with computer software

Democratising design

A new simulator could help the elderly or disabled users engage more effectively with electronic devices, including websites, smartphones and digital television.

Jun 10, 2013 not rated yet 0

Dell: Investors offer short by $3.9B

Dell says a buyout offer from shareholder Southeastern and billionaire investor Carl Icahn is about $3.9 billion short of the amount needed to pay shareholders as promised and operate the business.

Jun 05, 2013 1 / 5 (1) 0

How computers can learn better

Reinforcement learning is a technique, common in computer science, in which a computer system learns how best to solve some problem through trial-and-error. Classic applications of reinforcement learning ...

Jun 03, 2013 4.8 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast

An expedition into the programmable city

Software, in its various manifestations, is now essential to the functioning of cities. A new EU-funded project is preparing to undertake a sustained programme of research on how software makes a difference ...

May 09, 2013 not rated yet 0

Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

(Phys.org) —You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen ...

Apr 25, 2013 3 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast