Consumer & Gadgets

Edmunds tests Android Auto and Apple CarPlay updates

The fall season coincides with the reveal of the latest smartphones and operating systems from Apple and Google. This year in particular marks the first time that the two brands have significantly overhauled their automotive ...

Software

Team creates interactive, multisensory VR game

A team of researchers and developers from the Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments) Center at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel mixed virtual reality game to bring ...

Computer Sciences

At Last, AI beats professionals in six-player poker

An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player no-limit Texas hold'em poker, the world's most popular form of ...

Security

VeryMal: Campaign in image-based malware spotted

By this time, news stories have made words like bugs, viruses and malware familiar and by all means frequent, as computer users scramble to self-educate on how to avoid falling victim to a range of security invasions.

Machine learning & AI

Algorithm predicts the next shot in tennis

QUT researchers have developed an algorithm that can predict where a tennis player will hit the next ball by analysing Australian Open data of thousands of shots by the top male tennis players.

Engineering

For blind gamers, equal access to racing video games

Brian A. Smith, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Columbia Engineering, has developed the RAD—a racing auditory display— to enable gamers who are visually impaired to play the same types of racing games that sighted ...

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