Switching to energy efficient electrical appliances
EU-funded researchers have developed an online software platform to help household appliance designers make their products more energy efficient.
System encourages creativity, makes robot-design fun
A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.
If you seek to 'switch off' encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at "switching off" some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This might make a grand statement but i ...
Why a Samsung takeover of Blackberry could make sense
Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a $7.5 billion takeover offer for the struggling Canadian device maker. That, however, did not stop tech industry watchers from dissecting ...
More reliable software thanks to mathematical demonstrations
It is possible to test computer programs using tools borrowed from mathematicians and their famous demonstrations. A team from the EPFL is exploring new territory in this area.
Now Skype can translate for us, why learn a language?
New technology has the habit of making certain professions redundant. Power looms put cotton workers out of job, leading to the rise of the Luddites. Word processors put an end to the typing pool. Now fre ...
New research points way to less vulnerable computer memory
(Phys.org)—Have you ever been working on a document on your computer and it suddenly crashes? Maybe the power goes out or there's a software glitch that causes it to freeze and you lose everything you've been working on ...
TV of the future may be a sphere (Update)
The TV of the future may not be a rectangle, but a sphere.
Google domain grows as Android takes root in TVs
Google-backed Android software that leads the smartphone market is spreading to a new generation of smart televisions.
Researchers develop 3-D reconstruction software
Researchers have designed a program to generate 3D imagery from the projection and digitization of binary data that allows reconstruction of various objects in order to reproduce parts of classic automobiles, ...
Better software cuts computer energy use
An EU research project is developing tools to help software engineers create energy-efficient code, which could reduce electricity consumption at data centres by up to 50% and improve battery life in smart ...
New Minecraft modding software revolutionizes the way we teach kids coding
A new e-learning software, developed by San Diego education start-up ThoughtSTEM, teaches K-12 students how to code by allowing them to write mods ("modifications") to the popular video game, Minecraft. The ...
New software solutions for streamlining maritime operations
A new software application designed to make reporting obligations for shipping operators simpler and more cost effective has been developed through the FP7-funded EMAR project. The new system, called i-Ship, ...
Apple and IBM to help cable guy arrive quicker
Apple and IBM, once the most unlikely of allies, on Wednesday announced the first fruits of a partnership aimed at developing new mobile software—and selling more mobile devices—to business customers.