News tagged with database system

Making crowdsourcing easier

Crowdsourcing is a technique for farming out labor-intensive tasks over the Internet by splitting them into small chunks that dozens, hundreds or even thousands of people complete at their desks for a few ...

Aug 24, 2012
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The economics of database searching

(PhysOrg.com) -- Searching the internet might seem simple, but applying a little bit of economic theory to information retrieval can shed some light on the best search strategies to adopt, according to researchers.

Aug 11, 2011
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First 'white space' devices about to debut

(PhysOrg.com) -- Google, and eight other already approved companies are likely to soon be joined by Microsoft as they all take a giant leap into the great "white space" unknown. Because bandwidth for computing devices has ...

May 25, 2011 report
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Faster websites, more reliable data

Today, visiting almost any major website -- checking your Facebook news feed, looking for books on Amazon, bidding for merchandise on eBay -- involves querying a database. But the databases that these sites ...

Oct 14, 2010
4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Hackers breach UC Berkeley computer database

(AP) -- University of California, Berkeley, officials said Friday that hackers infiltrated restricted computer databases, putting at risk health and other personal information on 160,000 students, alumni and others.

May 08, 2009
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Addressing the DNA Backlog

(PhysOrg.com) -- Valerie Neumann was drugged and raped in 2006, but the DNA her attacker left behind is still untested. Her case is not unusual.

Jul 13, 2010
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