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52 min ago | CIO

Researchers' New App Outs iPhone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also visualizes fragmentation of Apple and Android mobile OSes. The NODES research group at the University of Helsinki's Department of Computer Science has joined forced with the University of California at Berkeley to deliver the Carat app and has published live stats based on some 2 terabytes of data extracted from Carat, which has been downloaded by about 750,000 users who employ more than 300,000 apps.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Science

5 hrs ago | ComputerWorld

IBM wants to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

In an ongoing effort to commercialize its Watson analysis technology, IBM is testing a new service that can answer questions business managers might have about their data. On Tuesday, IBM launched a beta of Watson Analytics , an interactive Q&A service designed to answer questions and highlight trends within sets of enterprise data.


Related Topix: Marketing, Cable & Satellite, WebMD, Media, Radio, Siri, Science

6 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Cutting The Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing, Computers, CPU

8 hrs ago | PC Magazine

Twitter Needs an Algorithmic Intervention

If you measure years of technology like you do with dogs, then Twitter is smack dab in the midst of its mid-life crisis. The platform has been around since 2006, and I've been on it since 2007.


Related Topix: Twitter, Science, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

11 hrs ago | Business Wire

BRS Labs Brings the Power of Artificial Intelligence to School Safety ...

Artificial intelligence-based software company to demonstrate award-winning AISight platform at upcoming TASA/TASB Convention for Texas school board members and administrators )-- Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. , creator of AISightA , the artificial intelligence-based solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, will showcase how its cutting-edge technology can revolutionize the education market for the first time at the Texas Association of School Administrators /Texas Association of School Boards Convention September 26th-28th in Dallas, Texas.


Related Topix: Science, Dallas, TX

11 hrs ago | Kidderminster Shuttle

First-class student gives advice to school leavers

A STOURPORT man who recently achieved a first class degree from his university is giving advice to school leavers who did not achieve top grades. The former Stourport High School student has since achieved a degree in computing from the University of Worcester and has obtained a job at a large IT services company.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Science

15 hrs ago | Network World

Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director on the group's achievements, goals

The Open Networking Foundation is the public face of the Software Defined Networking movement, spelling out requirements and defining standards. The group's board includes Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs on the data center side, and Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and NTT Communications on the service provider side.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Social Software, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014


Federal CIOs Must Reframe Security Around Data, Access

In an era of cloud computing , increasing mobility and federal agencies outsourcing more functions to IT contractors, the traditional lines delineating a network perimeter have blurred beyond recognition, experts warn. "I think best practices have to completely shift," Gus Hunt, operating partner at the private equity firm LLR Partners and the former CTO at the CIA, said this week at a government IT conference .


Related Topix: CIO News, Science / Technology, Outsourcing, Science, Cloud Computing


A federal regulatory commission for robotics could be the next FTC

A report from the Brookings Institute claims that innovation within the robotics industry could lead to the formation of a new government entity: the Federal Robotics Commission. Much like birth of radio spurred the creation of the Federal Communication Commission, Ryan Calo, assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law, posits that innovation within the robotics industry could very well lead to the formation of a government entity charged with leading the complex legal and regulatory environment surrounding artificial intelligence.


Related Topix: Science


HP Buys Cloud Computing Startup

Hewlett-Packard announced an acquisition Thursday, a rare occurrence under CEO Meg Whitman, who took over the Palo Alto tech giant not long after the disastrous $11 billion deal for -software startup Eucalyptus for an undisclosed price, which Recode reported was less than $100 million. Eucalyptus is an open-source software company that helps clients connect to public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services.


Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, HP, Hewlett-Packard, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computers, Science, US Governors, Meg Whitman


NJIT computer scientists win a major grant to network mobile devices in the cloud

A team of computer scientists at NJIT has won a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to come up with a platform that would allow mobile devices to interact with each other with help from the cloud. The technology they are developing is designed to support collaborative applications in areas such as healthcare, safety, and social interaction, potentially benefiting millions of users.


Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing

Network Computing

20 Computer Science Degrees: The Most Bang For The Buck - Network Computing

The computer science programs at these universities offer the best long-term return on investment, according to PayScale's calculations. Remember all those grueling hours combing through code for that one tiny bug? Or turning a project in seconds before the professor's deadline after staying up all night, fueled by NoDoz, Doritos, and Mountain Dew? It was all worth it, right? Apparently it's been more worth it for those who chose wisely when selecting their institutions of higher learning.


Related Topix: Science

Customer Interaction Solutions

SalesPredict's Kira Radinsky Listed as a Forbes Influencer, Named a...

SalesPredict CTO and Co-founder Dr. Kira Radinsky last week earned a spot on the coveted Forbes list of the 50 Most Influential Women in Israel for 2014. At 27, Dr. Radinsky is the youngest person on this year's Forbes list.


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I can't give the URL here with our comment restrictions. I wrote about Euclid in 2013.


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7 Reasons Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- and 7 Reasons it Won't

Apple's new programming language Swift has been public for a few short months, but the Apple faithful are already bowled over. They toss around words like "cleaner," "simpler," "modern," and "powerful."


Related Topix: Programming Languages, Computers, Science


UCO introduces new software engineering degree

The University of Central Oklahoma is offering students a new degree option in software engineering, making it the first program of its kind to be offered by a public university in the state. The Edmond-based school says the bachelor of science in software engineering degree will help prepare students to work in the rapidly growing field.


Related Topix: Science, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK


No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack

Much ink has been spilled about the recent Citrix shakeup around its CloudStack business, calling into question the long-term health of the Apache IaaS project. From the trenches, where CloudStack draws its strength, especially versus rival OpenStack, the view is quite different: CloudStack is a user-driven community with no use for Citrix at all.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Cloud Computing, Marketing

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Southland Times

'It's simply wrong'

Prime Minister John Key has released a series of Cabinet papers in a bid to counter what he claims is "misinformation" about the operations of the Government Communications Security Bureau . This evening, in a report on the website of journalist Glenn Greenwald, a former US contractor-turned-fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden claimed that while working for the US National Security Agency he "routinely" came across the communications of New Zealanders while working in the XKeyscore mass surveillance tool.


Related Topix: Oceania, New Zealand, World News, Science

The News-Star

La. Tech program full of cyber synergy

La. Tech program full of cyber synergy New Louisiana Tech program will graduate first students in the spring Check out this story on Luke Hebert a sophomore cyber engineering student at Louisiana Tech works on a project for class Thursday on campus in Ruston. Ever-changing and constantly growing, the digital world offers numerous career opportunities - particularly in security, network defense and data retrieval.


Related Topix: Science, Computers

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Why Image Recognition Is the Tech World's 'Next Big Thing'

As social networks, apps, and websites strive to make the most of the vast amounts of data users share with them, and deliver smarter, better services to the people who use them, there's one approach that many of them have in common. It draws on methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and in just a few years we could see its sophisticated methods improving our search results, or making our social networks smarter.


Related Topix: Science


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