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.
Facebook says bug in Messenger app on Android fixed
Jun 08, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—As many know by now, Facebook recently had a security issue involving Messenger. Outside Facebook, security researchers said that a bug with the Messenger service would have allowed attackers to change the ...
Google team taking upper hand if misbehaving AI agent attempts anything terribly smart
Jun 06, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—The twin effects of popular fiction (machines turning into killer squadrons) and scientific progress (machine learning) have made AI both exciting and scary in its future potential.
Facebook introduces DeepText, text understanding engine
Jun 02, 2016
(Tech Xplore)—Facebook has announced via blog post, technology that it has been working on for some time, called DeepText—its purpose is to read every word posted on Facebook, including comments, make sense of them, and ...