Researchers show that how fast you drive might reveal exactly where you are going
(Phys.org) —In our constantly connected, information-rich society, some drivers are jumping at the chance to let auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a handsome discount on ...
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headset
Oculus has unveiled a new prototype of its virtual reality headset. However, the VR company still isn't ready to release a consumer edition.
A new kind of data-driven predictive methodology
"Scottish independence: polls show it's too close to call."
Hollywood Hair is Captured at Last
(PhysOrg.com) -- UC San Diego computer scientists presented a new method this week for accurately capturing the shape and appearance of a person’s hairstyle for use in animated films and video games.
What looks like the head of a digital dandelion is a map of the Internet generated by new algorithms from computer scientists at UC San Diego. This map features Internet nodes – the red dots – and linkages ...
Mimicking How the Brain Recognizes Street Scenes
At last, neuroscience is having an impact on computer science and artificial intelligence (AI). For the first time, scientists in Tomaso Poggio’s laboratory at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT applied a ...
Secure computers aren't so secure
(PhysOrg.com) -- Even well-defended computers can leak shocking amounts of private data. MIT researchers seek out exotic attacks in order to shut them down.
Google PageRank-like algorithm dates back to 1941
A picture is worth 1,000 lines of C++ code
If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, then the computer science corollary must be "a picture is worth a 1,000 lines of C++ code."
Semantic desktop paves the way for the semantic web
(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed innovative software to make finding information on your computer and sharing it with others considerably easier. In the process, they may have solved the chicken and egg ...
Researchers double cell phone memory through software alone
Cell phones are increasingly sophisticated -- sporting such features as cameras, music players, games, video clips, Internet access and, lest we forget, the capability to phone someone -- but these features come at a price: ...
Stanford Artificial Intelligence course draws avalanche of sign-ups
Once usability becomes secure: German researcher optimizes 'Single Sign-On'
Risk increases with comfort: "Single Sign-On" permits users to access all their protected Web resources, replacing repeated sign-ins with passwords. However, attackers also know about the advantages such a single point of ...
Researchers devise new method for protecting private data
Companies and organizations that keep sensitive personal information on millions of Americans have become attractive targets for hackers in recent years, resulting in billions of dollars in losses for U.S. businesses and ...