Updated NIST software uses combination testing to catch bugs fast and easy
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have released an updated version of a computer system testing tool that can cut costs by more efficiently finding flaws. A tutorial on using ...
Rumor: Microsoft to possibly release a Windows 8 tablet
Structured English brings robots closer to everyday users
(PhysOrg.com) -- Move over, Jetsons. A humanoid robot named Mae is traipsing around Cornell's Autonomous Systems Lab, guided by plain-English instructions and sometimes even appearing to get frustrated.
Microsoft stirs buzz on possible iPad challenger (Update)
Microsoft kept the tech world buzzing Monday ahead of a mysterious announcement which has fueled speculation the software giant may unveil a product to challenge the Apple iPad.
Test flight over Peru ruins could revolutionize archaeological mapping
Archaeological sites that currently take years to map will be completed in minutes if tests underway in Peru of a new system being developed at Vanderbilt University go well.
Researchers craft program to stop cloud computer problems before they start
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new software tool to prevent performance disruptions in cloud computing systems by automatically identifying and responding to potential anomalies ...
Apple sacks exec in maps fiasco
Apple has ousted the executive who oversaw the mobile maps program which was a spectacular flop, a report said Tuesday.
Inspired by nature, researcher develops new cyber security techniques
(Phys.org) —Imagine a cyber world in which hackers, identity thieves, spammers, phishers, foreign spies and other miscreants have a much tougher time plying their trade. Thanks to UC Irvine computer science ...
Microsoft to introduce new smart-phone operating system: Windows Phone 7
Microsoft is the undisputed king of operating systems -- except for the ones you hold in your hand. The company, whose Windows software dominates on desktops and laptops, has been also developing systems for ...
Initiative creates more secure environment for cloud computing
Scientists at the University of Texas in Dallas, with funding from AFOSR's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, are seeking solutions for maintaining privacy in a cloud, or an Internet-based computing environment ...
Computer scientists to develop smart vision machines
Five years ago, Laurent Itti of the University of Southern California presented groundbreaking research on how humans see the world. Now, he is heading a $16-million Defense Advanced Research Project Agency ...
Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities (Update)
Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.
Tracking gunfire with a smartphone
(Phys.org) —You are walking down the street with a friend. A shot is fired. The two of you duck behind the nearest cover and you pull out your smartphone. A map of the neighborhood pops up on its screen ...
Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package (Update)
Adobe says it is moving to an online subscription-based model for the software package it sells to designers, Web developers, video editors and other creative professionals.