Automotive

5 must-have features on new cars

One of the perks of buying a new vehicle is that it offers features that promise a safer and more convenient driving experience. Some technologies have trickled down from luxury to mainstream segments, while others have ...

Software

Researchers develop interface for underwater robotic equipment

A research team from the Interactive and Robotic Systems Laboratory at the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló has developed software that allows underwater robots with manipulation capabilities to be controlled remotely in ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Chatbot can explain apps and how they access hardware or data

Chatbots have already become a part of our everyday lives with their quick and intuitive way to complete tasks like scheduling and finding information using natural language conversations. Researchers at Aalto University ...

Consumer & Gadgets

What users think about logging in without a password

Many users consider passwords extremely burdening. An authentication protocol for websites, called WebAuthn, could render them obsolete. Users can use it to log on to a service such as a social network or an online shopping ...

Engineering

Envisioning safer cities with AI

Artificial intelligence is providing new opportunities in a range of fields, from business to industrial design to entertainment. But how about civil engineering and city planning? How might machine- and deep-learning help ...

Robotics

An AR interface to assist human agents during critical missions

In recent years, computer scientists and roboticists have developed a variety of technological tools to aid human agents during critical missions, such as military operations or search and rescue efforts. Unmanned aerial ...

Business

Google prevails over Oracle in US copyright case

The US Supreme Court on Monday handed Google a major win in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle, ruling that the use of the Java programming language for the Android mobile operating system was "fair use."

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