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 ...
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.
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
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 ...
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 ...
White House opens Web site programming to public
(AP) -- A programming overhaul of the White House's Web site has set the tech world abuzz. For low-techies, it's a snooze - you won't notice a thing.
'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 ...
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.
Google developing a translator for smartphones
Conquering the chaos in modern, multiprocessor computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers should not play dice. That, to paraphrase Einstein, is the feeling of a University of Washington computer scientist with a simple manifesto: If you enter the same computer command, you should get ...
How Apple's new Swift coding language lives up to its name
As Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) winds up in San Fransisco today, 1,000 Apple engineers and 5,000 developers will return to their parts of the world armed with Apple's own programming la ...
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 ...
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.
Facebook-WhatsApp deal one of biggest ever in tech
Facebook's purchase of messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock is one of the largest acquisitions ever in the technology sector. ...