Introducing C++11: Next iteration of programming language passes review
(PhysOrg.com) -- This past week in Madrid, Spain, the next iteration of the C++ programming language, C++11, passed review by the technical standards committee.
Designing the hardware
Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To maintain the regular doubling of computer power that we now take for granted, chip makers have been giving chips more "cores," or processing units. But ...
Oracle to pay $46 mln to settle Sun case
Oracle has agreed to pay $46 million to settle claims that Sun Microsystems, which it acquired last year, submitted false claims to US agencies, the US Justice Department said on Monday.
Challenging the limits of learning: Human mind vs. yardstick of a machine
Although we're convinced that baby is brilliant when she mutters her first words, cognitive scientists have been conducting a decades-long debate about whether or not human beings actually "learn" language.
C++ celebrates its 25th anniversary
(PhysOrg.com) -- Oct. 14 marked the 25th anniversary of the commercial release of the programming language C++, which was designed and implemented by Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Distinguished Professor and College ...
'Fabric' would tighten the weave of online security
(PhysOrg.com) -- As we become increasingly dependent on computers to manage our lives and businesses, our money and privacy become less and less secure. But now, Cornell researchers offer a way to build security ...
Multicore may not be so scary: Linux will keep up with addition of more processing units
Computer chips have stopped getting faster. To keep improving chips’ performance, manufacturers have turned to adding more "cores," or processing units, to each chip. In principle, a chip with two cores ...
Google Releases DIY Android App Inventor (w/ Video)
Machines that learn better
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the last 20 years or so, many of the key advances in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of machine learning, in which computers learn how to make predictions by looking ...
3 Questions: Mitchel Resnick, Creator of Scratch programming language
The free, open-source Scratch programming language, developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab by a team led by Mitchel Resnick, has found great popularity around the world as a way ...
Stanford parallel programming course available online for free
Through a new course posted online for free, the Stanford School of Engineering and NVIDIA Corp. will give a big boost to programmers who want to take advantage of the substantial processing power of the graphics processing ...
JooJoo not ready to challenge iPad
You may not have heard about it amid all the iPad hype, but another take on the tablet has also started to reach consumers' hands: the JooJoo.
Carnegie Mellon releases ROBOTC2.0 programming language for educational robots
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Academy announces the release of ROBOTC2.0®, a programming language for robots and an accompanying suite of training tools that are easy enough for elementary students to use, but powerful ...
Google to add Maya, Nahuatl languages to search engine
Internet giant Google is adding two native Central American languages -- Maya and Nahuatl -- to its universal search service, a company official said Thursday.