Researchers develop 'visual' Turing test

Researchers have developed a 'visual Turing test' that measures a computer's ability to understand movements, relationships and implied intent from images.

Cyber bank robbers steal $1 bn
Cyber bank robbers steal $1 bn

Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an "unprecedented cyber robbery", a media report said Monday.

Degrees meaningless if youths take to terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Decrying knowledge without values, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said technical degrees held by youths become meaningless if they get involved in terror activities.

This new computer algorithm may be 'unbeatable' at poker
This new computer algorithm may be 'unbeatable' at poker

Scientists have recently developed a new computer program that is said to be unbeatable at poker, it has been reported.

Google's new app lets you access your PC through phone
Google's new app lets you access your PC through phone

Now with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS devices, one can log into their computer simply via their iPhone or iPad.

A technology to ward off hackers when internet is disabled
A technology to ward off hackers when internet is disabled

 Do you know that even if you had your internet connection disabled, you could still be emanating information that somebody could use to attack your computer or smartphone?

Robotic camera mimics humans to track basketball action

Scientists at Disney Research Lab, Pittsburgh, have developed robotic cameras that mimic human operators to anticipate basketball game action and learn how to better frame shots of a game.

YouTube set to add support for '360-degree videos'
YouTube set to add support for '360-degree videos'

 YouTube will soon add a feature that will support 360-degree videos , it has been reported.

 

Why blue LEDS are difficult to make

Using sophisticated computer simulations, British scientists have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so tricky to make.

Champagne bubbles can solve world's energy needs

Using Japan's most powerful computer, researchers have explored how the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs.

More flexible digital communication in the offing
More flexible digital communication in the offing

A team led by an Indian-American scientist has begun to describe theoretical limits on the degree of imprecision that communicating computers can tolerate - with very real implications for the design of communication protocols.

Save files on computer and boost memory

The simple act of saving file on a computer may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, says a new research.

Army to introduce computer-based recruitment tests in Rajasthan

The Indian Army will introduce computer-based entrance test for recruitment of personnel in Rajasthan, aiming to make the process paperless.

Computer-based approach could reduce suicide risk, stigma

A team of psychology researchers have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety, that could in turn reduce suicide risk.

Japanese computer from 1944 solves complex equations
Japanese computer from 1944 solves complex equations

A Japanese analogue computer made in 1944 has been restored and reactivated at a university in Tokyo where it has been able to solve differential equations even after seven decades.

Computer that understands science better than humans

A computer developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) has proved that it is better than scientists at extracting data from scientific publications and placing it in a database amongst thousands of other results.

Beware! E-ciggs can give your PC malware
Beware! E-ciggs can give your PC malware

A new study has revealed that electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software that can be transmitted to computers.

US State Department's unclassified computer network hacked

The US State Department took the unprecedented step to shut down its entire unclassified email system over the weekend after its computer network was hacked.

Blending 'movements with computer' to enhance computational skills in girls

Researchers are developing new software called Virtual Environment Interactions (VEnvl), sync's the body movements' of girls with the computer, making their computational thinking skills better.

Magnetic materials to build gen-next computers
Magnetic materials to build gen-next computers

Magnetic materials that store data in hard disc drives may also perform calculations and take on the role of a computer's central processing unit (CPU), scientists say.