Consumer & Gadgets

Leap Motion taking headset journey called Project North Star

David Holz, co-founder and chief technology officer at Leap Motion, is staring down a big challenge in technology today. "We believe that the fundamental limit in technology is not its size or its cost or its speed, but ...

Engineering

3-DIY: Printing your own bioprinter

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a low-cost 3-D bioprinter by modifying a standard desktop 3-D printer, and they have released the breakthrough designs as open source so that anyone can build their ...

Computer Sciences

Neural network creates dance moves for Dance Dance Revolution

(Tech Xplore)—A trio of researchers with the University of California has trained a neural network to create dance moves (step charts) for the open source version of the video game Dance Dance Revolution (DDR.) Chris Donahue, ...

Software

New JPEG encoder Guetzli sweetens image-heavy work tasks

(Tech Xplore)—An open source JPEG encoder has been announced by the name of Guetzli and the code is available to download from Github. The good news is that this open source Guetzli makes JPEGs 35% smaller without hurting ...

Security

Cryptography: Security engineers announce Project Wycheproof

(Tech Xplore)—"Many of the algorithms used in cryptography for encryption, decryption, and authentication are complicated, especially when asymmetric, public key cryptography is being used," said Peter Bright on Monday ...

Security

Is it time to uninstall antivirus software?

For years everyone has been told that they should run antivirus software on their computer for the best possible protection against the ever growing tide of viruses, trojans and general malware on the Internet.

Other

Women accepted as better coders as long as no gender link

Wow, gender bias has appearances of residing in computer programming—off the charts, so to speak, but accorded serious attention in a new study. The findings come from scientists at California Polytechnic State University ...

Software

Google moves to open source version of Oracle's JDK

Google is moving away from its implementation of Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android N, the next version, and to OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK). ReadWrite is ...

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