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.
Fun cryptography app pleases students and teachers
App saves teachers time and offers real-time data on student comprehension of material
As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA '11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom ...
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.
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.
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'. ...
Software capable of quickly producing 3-D building models
Researchers at the UT have developed software which enables users to quickly produce 3D models of buildings for relatively little money. 3D models are used for navigation purposes, training purposes, urban ...
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". ...
'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:
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, ...
'Driving while black' apps give tips for police stops
A "Driving While Black" smartphone application is set for release this month, but its developers say motorists should be careful when they use it.
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