News tagged with computing power

iPhone 5S fingerprint scanning: Thumbs up or down?

Technology to acquire and use biometric data such as fingerprints has been around for several decades and has made its way from forensic investigation to laptop computers – and now, with this week's introduction ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Other
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Safe navigation for visually impaired persons

Blind and visually impaired persons find it very difficult to move about in unknown environments. The white canes used by them are still the preferred tools for orientation. The project "A Mobility and Navigational ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Engineering
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Neutron stars in the computer cloud

The combined computing power of 200,000 private PCs helps astronomers take an inventory of the Milky Way. The Einstein@Home project connects home and office PCs of volunteers from around the world to a global ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Astronomy
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Instagram, other sites go down

Amazon's unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites.

dateAug 26, 2013 in Internet
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Quadcopter piloted by a smartphone

The quadcopter, which was developed at TU Vienna, can negotiate its way through a room completely on its own. It does not need any human interference, and in contrast to other models, it is not assisted by ...

dateAug 19, 2013 in Engineering
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Networking for high performance computing

From drug simulation to predicting tsunamis and sea vehicle tracking, high-performance computing has revolutionised the way companies and governments operate. Similarly, embedded computing has revolutionised ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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