Billion inserts-per-second data milestone reached for supercomputing tool
(Phys.org) —At Los Alamos, a supercomputer epicenter where "big data set" really means something, a data middleware project has achieved a milestone for specialized information organization and storage. ...
Software to star at Apple developers conference
Apple on Monday kicks off its developers conference, where the focus will be on software in iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macintosh computers with scant hope for the next big thing.
'Hunger Games' to become mobile game
"The Hunger Games" is becoming a mobile game. Interactive entertainment company Kabam announced Friday that it agreed with film studio Lionsgate to make a title for play on smartphones or tablet computers ...
Smartphones, tablets driving retail growth in Asia
Smartphones and tablet computers are expected to boost online retail sales in the Asia-Pacific region to more than $400 billion a year by 2018, a report said Friday.
Tablet sales losing steam, survey shows
Global sales of tablet computers are likely to slow this year, hurt in part by saturation and adoption of large-screen smartphones or "phablets," a market tracker said Thursday.
Researchers speculate on computers of the future
Computing experts at Sandia National Laboratories have launched an effort to help discover what computers of the future might look like, from next-generation supercomputers to systems that learn on their ...
Crow or raven? New birdsnap app can help
Researchers at Columbia Engineering, led by Computer Science Professor Peter Belhumeur, have taken bird-watching to a new level. Using computer vision and machine learning techniques, they have developed ...
Intel, China's Rockchip in Android tablets alliance
US computer chip giant Intel announced Tuesday a partnership with Chinese tech firm Rockchip to produce low-cost Android-based tablet computers.
Science not only for men, says Obama
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday launched a push to get girls interested in science and technology, warning the country would miss out if it did not attract women to those fields.
Logic in computer science
All men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore, Socrates is mortal. Logical arguments like this one have been studied since antiquity. In the last few decades, however, logic research has changed considerably: ...
Supercomputers used to model disaster scenarios
Undergraduate students from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University will be using supercomputers to run programmes that can predict how lethal disease might spread, or how people are likely to ...
France's troubled tech group Bull gets offer from Atos
Shares in IT services company Atos soared on Monday after it announced a buyout of Bull, the long troubled computer company that was once the pride of France's technology sector.
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Through analysis of 'named entities', computers can extract more information from texts
Mena B. Habib, a researcher at the University of Twente CTIT research institute, teaches computers to improve their reading comprehension. He developed a method by which computers can detect and interpret ...