Engineers build Raspberry Pi supercomputer
(Phys.org)—Computational Engineers at the University of Southampton have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.
Quest for buried knowledge continues with new computer software tool
In the 18th century, researchers attempting to read the writings of ancient, charred scrolls picked and pulled at the fragile artifacts, destroying many. Fast forward to 2015 and researchers are developing ...
Computer scientists develop 'mathematical jigsaw puzzles' to encrypt software
(Phys.org) —UCLA computer science professor Amit Sahai and a team of researchers have designed a system to encrypt software so that it only allows someone to use a program as intended while preventing any ...
Free program makes computer graphics more realistic
(Phys.org)—Computer-generated images can be a little more realistic—and a lot cheaper to make—with a rendering program created by a Cornell graduate student.
Adding a '3D print' button to animation software
(Phys.org) -- Watch out, Barbie: omnivorous beasts are assembling in a 3D printer near you.
Java software said to put computers in peril
The US Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday that a flaw in Java software is so dangerous that people should stop using it.
IBM to invest $1b in Linux, open-source
IBM said Tuesday it would invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its servers in a bid to boost efficiency for big data and cloud computing.
Early look at Windows 8 baffles consumers (Update)
The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will ...
Self-repairing software tackles malware
University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software ...
Writing programs using ordinary language
In a pair of recent papers, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have demonstrated that, for a few specific tasks, it's possible to write computer programs using ordinary ...
Carnegie Mellon tracking algorithm inspired by Harry Potter's Marauder's map (w/ video)
Software enables avatar to reproduce our emotions in real time
(Phys.org)—You move, he moves. You smile, he smiles. You get angry, he gets angry. "He" is the avator you chose. Faceshift, from EPFL's Computer Graphics and Geometry Laboratory, now offers a software program ...
PayPal folds startup into its smartphone wallet
Online financial transactions titan PayPal announced that it has bought a San Francisco startup focused on using smartphone cameras to take credit card payments.