Computer

How Facebook is teaching computers to see

Facebook’s Moments feature uses facial recognition, but there’s a lot more Facebook can offer with better computer vision and AI. Facebook today launched its Moments product, which uses Facebook’s image recognition abilities to scan your photos for your friends and then lets people create private photo albums with a particular group, such as the people in the photo. The idea ... Read More »

From Data to Tomato

California is in the grip of the most serious drought in recorded history, and dwindling water supplies are a threat for everyone in the heavily populated state, from the hugely important agricultural industry to residential and commercial users. Uncertainties about availability of this precious resource have led to tension, uneven water rate-setting and general worries for the future. At the ... Read More »

I’m happy to consider the world an algorithm: Microsoft’s Madhu Sudan

Madhu Sudan, principal researcher at the Microsoft Research lab in New England—one of Microsoft Corp.’s 12 global research facilities—and adjunct professor at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), hopes his current research on reliable human communication will eventually help computers talk to each other in different environments and with fewer errors. In ... Read More »

Taiwan’s HTC Corp says won’t consider merger with Asustek

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s HTC Corp will not consider a merger with larger rival Asustek Computer Inc, HTC said on Monday, responding to comments made by Asustek’s head during its annual general meeting. “HTC has not made any contact with Asus regarding this matter, and it will not consider a merger with Asus,” the company said in a posting on the website ... Read More »

Competition Commission Rejects Complaint Against Dell India

Fair trade watchdog CCI has rejected allegations that computer maker Dell India Pvt Ltd indulged in anti-competitive practices with respect to the business of a particular server. It was alleged that the company engaged in unfair business ways by creating entry barriers in the market for x86 server. After finding that there was no prima facie evidence of competition norms’ ... Read More »

Military plane crash in Spain ‘was caused by computer data accidentally being wiped from three of its engines’

A fatal military plane crash in Spain was caused when data was accidentally wiped from computers controlling three of the aircraft’s four engines, it is claimed. Four of six crew members on board an Airbus A400M military transport plane died after the aircraft plunged into a field near Seville last month during a routine delivery flight. Now sources familiar with ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Massive 84-Inch Computer

      Last week, during a press preview at Manhattan’s Westin Hotel, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Microsoft devices, switched on the Surface Hub, a new 84-inch Windows touchscreen that he hopes will kickstart any work meeting. “If you blink, you’ll miss it,” said Anguilo as he tapped the touchscreen. With that single gesture, he flipped on the ... Read More »

MLB Network Launches Live Authenticated Streaming To Computer And Mobile Devices

      Baseball fans will now be able to get MLB Network, not only on their television, but on their computer and mobile devices. The network owned by Major League Baseball and their clubs today began providing an authenticated stream of its 24/7, baseball programming via MLB.com At Bat for smartphones and tablets and online at MLBNetwork.com. It marks ... Read More »

Security experts Kaspersky report advanced hacking attack against its own network

      Kaspersky, a high-profile company in the computer security business, has rather ironically, been hacked. In a blog post titled, “Kaspersky Lab investigates hacker attack on its own network,” the Russia-based outfit said it’d recently discovered an “advanced attack” on its own internal networks. CEO Eugene Kaspersky described the breach as “complex [and] stealthy,” adding that it was ... Read More »

Here’s what to do if your computer gets taken over by ransomware – a form of malware taking over the internet

      Ransomware is evolving and that’s bad news for just about everybody except cyber-thieves. Ransomware, which is a form of malware, works by either holding your entire computer hostage or by blocking access to all of your files by encrypting them. A person infected with ransomware is typically ordered (via a pop-up window) to pay anything from a ... Read More »