Robot aide expands in consumer tool for luggage woes and more
Jul 17, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Joshua Browder, founder, DoNotPay, has expanded a "robot" initiative to cover more categories and provide not only guidance and letter formats for communicating complaints.
Interdisciplinary team to construct computer program to identify fake news
Jun 12, 2017
A University of Texas at Arlington-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots within the worldwide web that create and spread fake news.
Facebook patent explores smartphone camera emotion detection to deliver relevant content
Jun 09, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Think about it, that so-important entity in your life, Facebook, getting to know your emotional state and delivering content suited to how you feel.
New extension improves inflight Wi-Fi: ScaleUp loads websites up to four times faster
Mar 14, 2017
To air travelers who waste precious time inflight staring blankly as your browser struggles to load a page, relief may be a quick download away.
Algorithm identified Trump as 'not-married'
Mar 06, 2017
Scientists from Russia and Singapore have created an algorithm that predicts user marital status with 86 percent precision using data from three social networks instead of one. While testing, the program identified Donald ...
Good news in an era of fake news—the public is becoming wiser about how the media works
Mar 06, 2017
Storytelling is a key part of human culture. Where politics and power are concerned, stories become something not only to be told, but to be shaped and influenced – so that, in many cases, they are used to mislead or deceive. ...
Hi Emma: A conversational Heek helps you create your website
Oct 05, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—You make things, you fix things, you help people get to where they want to go. No matter what type of business you plan on starting, the first to-do tasks on your mind include getting a website going. A newly ...
Music tempo carries hidden information
Aug 20, 2016
Who could even dream of thinking, period, when in a small dance club where the pulsating floodgates of club music are being let loose. Here's a thought, though. What if you could hide messages in the tempo of that pounding ...
New 'GreenWeb' tools aim to create an energy-efficient web
Jun 16, 2016
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new, open-source computer programming framework that could make the web significantly more energy efficient, allowing ...
Half of online users get news from Facebook and other social platforms
Jun 15, 2016
A wave of disruption has hit news organisations around the world, with potentially profound consequences both for publishers and the future of news production, according to a report by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.