Britannica Insights will help searchers cut through noise for good answers
Jun 11, 2018
The next time your niece asks you where 18 things come from, you may not need to worry over the quality of your answer that was snatched from a quick keyboard tap. Not if you download an extension. A regarded information ...
Hey Alexa: Amazon's virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers
May 24, 2018
UBC computer scientists have turned Amazon Alexa into a tool for software engineers, tasking the virtual assistant to take care of mundane programming tasks, helping increase productivity and speed up workflow.
First-of-its-kind software quickly automates sports analytics
May 04, 2018
New software designed by Rice University students working in the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen and Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lilie) can provide automated sports analytics in an hour.
Researchers develop an app for crowdsourced exercise plans, which rival personal trainers in effectiveness
May 02, 2018
Exercise can prevent chronic disease, boost mental health and elevate quality of life. But exercise can also be an expensive undertaking—especially for newcomers.
Bento browser makes it easier to search on mobile devices
Apr 25, 2018
Searches involving multiple websites can quickly get confusing, particularly when performed on a mobile device with a small screen. A new web browser developed at Carnegie Mellon University now brings order to complex searches ...
Apr 23, 2018
If you are new at coding and don't want to rearrange your life as a result—changing work hours, spending wads on formal courses—you may want to know about Grasshopper, a new way you can learn to write code on your phone.
XiaoIce: When a chatbot chat moves up to human-sounding flow
Apr 07, 2018
Do this, do that. Talking with voice assistants is not like talking to humans and, as helpful as it is to be near the technology, we know the difference. A surprising turn has materialized, however, and it is in the form ...
Firefox Reality beckons our browser future
Apr 06, 2018
In theory, what a concept. Augmented reality and virtual reality experiences right here right now.
Software automatically generates knitting instructions for 3-D shapes
Mar 29, 2018
Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists have developed a system that can translate a wide variety of 3-D shapes into stitch-by-stitch instructions that enable a computer-controlled knitting machine to automatically ...
Cortana Show Me focuses on help with settings
Mar 26, 2018
Cortana had her day in the spotlight this month with the announcement of a new Windows 10 preview with Cortana Show Me. This is not the final build, however, but people are talking about the Cortana preview anyway as a good ...