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New research aims to teach computers common sense

In this Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 photo, Abhinav Gupta (left) stands with Abhinav Shrivastava as they look over one of the clusters of computers used in their research at one of the computer server areas on campus at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The school is letting hundreds of computers run constantly to scan millions of images off the Internet, and have the computers make connections on their own. The plan is to let the system run forever. AP

Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Science and Research | Read More »

Tablet gamers to spend over $3B on in-App purchases in 2016—study

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A new study into the fast moving Mobile & Tablet Games market has highlighted the pivotal role of tablet devices in the future growth of the sector. The rapid take-up of tablets, combined with the growing acceptance of in-game purchasing and virtual currencies will result in an estimated $3.03 billion of sales in 2016, reaching over ten times the $301 million figure calculated for 2012.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Motorola closing operations in South Korea

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Motorola Mobility on Monday confirmed that it is shutting down most of its operations in South Korea as part of a move to consolidate research after being bought by Google this year.

Posted: December 11th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

You are what you post on Facebook

An internet user looks at a facebook page. AFP/THOMAS COEX

What you do on Facebook could give you away. A new study led by a Filipino journalism doctoral student found how Facebook habits could measure personality types and predict inclinations—a positive development for targeted advertising and political campaigns.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Google teaching computers to mimic human brain

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Google on Tuesday said it was dabbling with getting computers to simulate the learning process of the human brain as one of the unusual projects for researchers in its X Lab.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

HP launches services to help cut costs of managing suppliers

HP has introduced new services that enable enterprises to integrate, manage and govern complex multivendor environments, resulting in reduced risk and costs.

Posted: February 27th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Women more likely to click ‘unfriend’ on social networks than men

Indonesian school children open Facebook on their mobile devices in Jakarta on February 2, 2012. After a deep slump that soured many investors on tech stocks last year, Facebook is launching its IPO into a market that looks ready to greet the social networking giant with open arms. Facebook, founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, then a 19 year old Harvard student, filed documents with the Security and Exchange Commission to go public, seeking to raise $5 billion in its initial stock offering. AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYO

Women are more likely than men to delete friends from their online social networks and tend to choose more restrictive privacy settings, according to a study published on Friday.

Posted: February 25th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Flaw found in securing online transactions

Researchers on Wednesday revealed a flaw in the way data is scrambled to protect the privacy of online banking, shopping and other kinds of sensitive exchanges.

Posted: February 16th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

More Filipinos now using Internet for news, information–study

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More Filipinos are using digital media for news and information rather than listening to radio or reading newspapers and magazines, according to a study conducted by TNS, a global research company.

Posted: January 31st, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Particles travel faster than light, say scientists

PARIS—Physicists reported Thursday that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos can travel faster than light, a finding that — if verified — would blast a hole in Einstein’s theory of relativity. In experiments conducted between the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and a laboratory in Italy, the tiny particles were clocked at 300,006 kilometers [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

‘Amazing’ therapy wipes out leukemia in study

A microscopy image shows immune system T-cells, center, binding to beads which cause the cells to divide. The beads, depicted in yellow, are later removed, leaving pure T-cells which are then ready for infusion to the cancer patients  (AP Photo/Dr. Carl June).

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia — turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

Posted: August 11th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spermless mosquitoes could halt malaria spread, says study

WASHINGTON – Malaria is spread to humans by female mosquitoes who suck blood in order to help their offspring grow, but British scientists said Monday that introducing spermless males could halt the deadly disease. Scientists at Imperial College London said that by genetically tweaking male mosquitoes to produce no sperm, females would still mate with [...]

Posted: August 9th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

NASA funds 30 new space research projects

WASHINGTON – The US space agency announced funding for 30 new space projects Monday, including ways to protect astronauts from deep-space radiation, eliminate space debris and improve spacesuit technology. Each of the proposals will get $100,000 in funding for a one-year period as part of NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), the agency said in a [...]

Posted: August 9th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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