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Open platform to help the blind navigate surroundings

Scientists from IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the first of a kind open platform designed to support the creation of smartphone apps that can enable the blind to better navigate their surroundings.

dateOct 16, 2015 in Software
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IBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better ...

dateMar 31, 2015 in Business
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Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students have been working with Dr Ian Welch, a lecturer in Victoria's School of Engineering and Computer ...

dateOct 22, 2014 in Internet
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Samsung to buy US tech firm SmartThings

Samsung said Friday it had reached a deal to buy a US home automation startup SmartThings, as the South Korean electronics giant aims to expand beyond the increasingly saturated smartphone market.

dateAug 15, 2014 in Business
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Presentations collectively prepared

Today, every speaker compiles his or her own presentations to accompany their lectures. With a new Internet platform that uses Wikipedia as its model, slide show presentations can now be drafted, distributed, and translated ...

dateAug 07, 2014 in Software
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