The future of the Internet

The current buzzwords that one might hear flung across the boardroom tables of internet and telecommunications companies might include, "the cloud", "ubiquitous computing", "internet of things", "pervasive computing", "distributed ...

Hyperconnectivity and the future of internet communication

"Hyperconnectivity and the Future of Internet Communication" (Lambert Academic Publishing, May 2015) is the title of a new book edited by City University London Professor of Pervasive Computing, Professor Adrian Cheok.

The changing face of meetings

In all but the most disconnected places, most of us are connected to our online social networks and contacts information throughout the working day and either side. Moreover, even in face-to-face meetings it is now common ...

Lab-in-a-box takes aim at doctors' computer activity

They call it "the Lab-in-a-Box." According to Nadir Weibel, a research scientist in the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department at the University of California, San Diego, inside the box are assorted sensors and ...

Whither the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things – IoT – it's a phrase we hear more and more, often hyped, often discussed seriously in the context of cloud computing but definitely a buzz phrase. Put simply, it is the connection of "smart" (and ...

You'll hardly notice the next generation of wearable tech

On a trip to Germany, David Cameron has announced £45 million to prompt a "new industrial revolution" based on the internet of things. This marks the beginning of a new era for computing and for wearable technologies. We ...

Researcher wins best paper award for automated interview coach

University of Rochester researcher M. Ehsan Hoque has won a best paper award at the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2013) for a computer system designed to help people ...

App facilitates mission feedback

A doctoral student from ETH Zurich has developed a smartphone app that enables fire-fighter team processes to be recorded and evaluated. The software passed the field test with the Zurich Fire Service. Now the app is to be ...

Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions (w/ Video)

Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears ...

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