Technology to help people with disabilities to learn and communicate
The Easy Communicator (ECO) application, which has been designed at the EPSEVG under the auspices of the UPC's Accessibility Chair, is aimed at children with autistic spectrum disorders, adolescents with ...
A new app facilitates number and arithmetic learning in children with special educational needs
Researchers at the Campus de Alcoi of the Universitat Politècnica de València have created a new app that facilitates number and arithmetic learning in children between five and eight with special educational ...
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 ...
BPG image format judged awesome versus JPEG
Video games have cultural cachet – so recognise their place in society and history
The UK's video games industry body Tiga has called for the products to be treated like other creative industries such as television or film, rather than mere "software". ...
Atari's 'E.T.' game joins Smithsonian collection
One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:
People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets
When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.
Fun cryptography app pleases students and teachers
Washington takes on Uber with its own taxi app
Washington is developing a smartphone app to enable its taxis to compete head-on with Uber and other ride-sharing services, the US capital's taxi commission said Friday.
Too many drinks? New cellphone app may tell you so
A new federally funded cellphone app allows people who may have had one too many to get an idea just how drunk they are—and hail a ride home.
Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device
New findings from researchers in our Department of Psychology could pave the way for better treatments for blind and partially-sighted people using the revolutionary sensory substitution device, 'The vOICe'. ...
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, ...