Growing up with coding may start with Google Doodle
Dec 05, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—The 50th anniversary of children learning how to code was celebrated by Google in a very Google fashion: A new home-page Doodle turned out to be an interactive game for children.
Mozilla releases transcription model and huge voice dataset
Nov 30, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Mozilla (maker of the Firefox browser) has announced the release of an open source speech recognition model along with a large voice dataset. The release marks the advent of open source speech recognition ...
Microsoft Learn Chinese for iOS helps beginners, intermediates
Nov 29, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—What would you say to learning Chinese with the focus on speaking it—and having fun doing so?
Firefox Quantum is browser overhaul and tryouts hail speed
Nov 16, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—Firefox Quantum is here, one year in the making, and the focal point of all things Mozilla in tech-watching sites this week.
New home for 3-D objects eases developer leap into VR/AR environments
Nov 02, 2017
(Tech Xplore)—For developers creating content tools for virtual and augmented reality content, what a nice start to the month. And you can thank Google. November 1 marked the introduction of Poly, where you go to browse, ...
New 'Furion' software allows untethered, high-quality VR
Oct 31, 2017
The virtual reality industry is faced with a conundrum: Users must be tethered to a server or PC in order to play high-quality apps.
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 ...