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New imaging system captures text from barely open books

Rochester textual scientist Gregory Heyworth led the development of a digitization method for books with fragile binding.

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Five tips to stop your computers slowing down after updates

"Please download an update" pops up on most people's computers regularly, but many worry about doing just that in case their computer doesn't work as well afterwards.

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Use Google in the car? Google Assistant, Android Auto get fresh updates and new partner in Honda

Google is updating critical features for the millions of drivers who depend on its technology to help them get around.

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Design meets artificial intelligence to create new visual search engine

Novel methods of searching the nation's gallery, library and museum collections could soon be revolutionized by a visual search platform designed in collaboration with Northumbria University.

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Apple users urged to download Pegasus spyware flaw fix

Apple users were urged Tuesday to update their devices after the tech giant announced a fix for a major software flaw that allows the Pegasus spyware to be installed on phones without so much as a click.

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A new dataset for better augmented and mixed reality

Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego have released OpenRooms, an new, open source dataset with tools that will help users manipulate objects, materials, lighting and other properties in indoor 3D ...

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New tool maps future climate costs for airlines, passengers

When Phoenix temperatures topped 120 F in June 2017, American Airlines canceled dozens of flights at a local airport because the airplanes could not take off safely in the extreme heat. Scenarios like this are likely to become ...