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Technology Brings Rugged Iditarod Race to Global Audience

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 12:00

Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race uses technology so organizers and fans worldwide can monitor the race in real time.

'Brilliant' Man Who Was An Inventor of the Calculator Dies

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 09:26

Jerry Merryman was one of the three men credited with inventing the handheld calculator while working at Dallas-based Texas Instruments.

Canada’s New Federal Directive Makes Ethical AI a National Issue

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 09:15

How do you ensure an AI platform or service fairly and adequately caters to the needs of its clients?

Huawei Suit Against U.S. Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 17:01

Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese telecom giant facing multiple criminal indictments in the U.S., is expanding on a Russian company's failed legal argument to bolster its claim that American authorities have gone too far in trying to protect national security.

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:26

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.

New Zealand Farmers Have New Tool for Herding Sheep: Drones That Bark Like Dogs

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00

New Zealand farmers are using drones to herd livestock.

Israeli Moon Lander 'On the Right Path' Despite Recent Glitch

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00

Israel's first lunar lander, nicknamed Beresheet, is back on course for the Moon despite recently missing a planned orbit-raising engine burn due to an unexpected computer reset.

What Programming Languages Engineers, Employers Love--and Hate

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00

A survey on the love/hate relationships between software engineers and coding languages found Google's Go language was the global leader.

Scientists Put Ichthyosaurs in Virtual Water Tanks

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00

Researchers have used computer simulations and three-dimensional models to learn more about how Mesozoic-era ichthyosaurs swam.

Ocean Life in 3D: Mapping Phytoplankton With a Smart AUV

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:00

Norwegian University of Science and Technology scientists are using autonomous underwater vehicles to map out phytoplankton distribution in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Machine Learning Can Use Tweets to Spot Critical Security Flaws

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 17:23

At the endless booths of this week's RSA security trade show in San Francisco, an overflowing industry of vendors will offer any visitor an ad nauseam array of "threat intelligence" and "vulnerability management" systems.

Triton Is the World's Most Murderous Malware, and It's Spreading

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 14:33

As an experienced cyber first responder, Julian Gutmanis had been called plenty of times before to help companies deal with the fallout from cyberattacks.

Huawei Sues U.S. Over Equipment Ban, Escalating Legal Clash

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:52

Huawei Technologies Co. sued the U.S. government for barring its equipment from certain networks, delivering a legal riposte to American accusations it aids China in espionage.

Know-It-All Bot Shuts Down Dubious Family Texts

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:58

Taiwanese researchers have developed an artificial intelligence bot that interjects in real time to identify factual errors and alternative interpretations in news posts.

Cisco: Patch Routers Now Against Massive 9.8/10-Severity Security Hole

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:58

Cisco has advised enterprise users of its wireless virtual private network and firewall routers to immediately install updates to patch a critical flaw.

Computing the Future

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:58

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted a fireside chat, featuring six of its professors who have received ACM's A.M. Turing Award.

Apple Has More Open Software Jobs than Hardware Jobs

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:58

Apple is looking to fill more software jobs than hardware jobs for the first time in years.

Humans Are Needed in the Robotic Loop

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:25

Are people the answer to the robot reliability issue?

Galactic Wind Provides Clues to Evolution of Galaxies

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 16:44

The Cigar Galaxy (also known as M82) is famous for its extraordinary speed in making new stars, with stars being born 10 times faster than in the Milky Way.

FBI Head Christopher Wray: We Can't Let Criminals Hide Behind Encryption

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 16:34

Encryption should have limits. That's the message FBI Director Christopher Wray had for cybersecurity experts Tuesday.