Mentioning what is hard to mention in chatbot for end-of-life preparation
Sep 24, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Talking about the unthinkable for patients facing death is never easy. End-of-life planning is the phrase often used, softening the concept of death, but the task remains painful for the patient, family and ...
Privacy streams helps developers create privacy friendly apps
Sep 13, 2017
A smartphone app that uses the raw feed from the device's microphone or accesses its contact list can raise red flags for a user concerned about privacy. In many cases, however, the app doesn't need all the details that users ...
An app for the perfect selfie: Algorithm direct user where to position camera for best photo
Aug 02, 2017
Computer scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a smartphone app that helps people learn the art of taking great selfies.
Microsoft Insider Preview Build announcements: More from Cortana, phone link
Jul 28, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Microsoft announced a new Insider Preview Build for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. The builds are 16251 for PC, and 15235 for Mobile. Judging by news stories, the most popular talking point around all the new ...
Twitter-monitoring system detects riots far quicker than police reports
Jun 26, 2017
Social media can be an invaluable source of information for police when managing major disruptive events, new research from Cardiff University has shown.
Papr swipes reveal instant reactions to preprints
Jun 18, 2017
Jeff Leek, a biostatistician at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, released a prototype for an app called Papr.
Salesforce announces results of testing its AI text summation software
May 12, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Customer relationship management company Salesforce has announced the testing results for a new AI software product it is developing that is capable of summarizing text and offering the results to users. The ...
Researchers develop crowdsourcing software to convene rapid, on-demand 'flash organizations'
May 11, 2017
Crowdsourcing has become a popular way of making use of large groups of people to accomplish straightforward tasks—online reviews on Yelp, Wikipedia entries and Stanford University's own Folding@Home, to name a few. A significant ...
Computer-generated doctor explains test results to patients
May 09, 2017
If viewing your latest medical test results on your doctor'ss online portal leaves you scratching your head and wondering whether to start planning your 100th-birthday bash or begin writing your will, you're not alone.
Researchers discuss findings on tracking smartphone user habits, activities with ultrasonic beacons
May 06, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Are some Android mobile applications listening surreptitiously for ultrasonic beacons embedded in audio? Are they being used to track users and present targeted advertising?