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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Could sarcastic computers be in our future? New math model can help computers understand inference

Researchers have created a mathematical model that helps predict pragmatic reasoning and may eventually lead to the manufacture of machines that can better understand inference, context and social rules.

New materials could slash energy costs for carbon dioxide capture

A detailed analysis of more than four million absorbent minerals has determined that new materials could help electricity producers slash as much as 30 percent of the “parasitic energy” costs associated with removing carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.

BioChip may make diagnosis of leukemia and HIV faster, cheaper

Inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly screen cells for leukemia or HIV may soon be possible thanks to a chip that can produce three-dimensional focusing of a stream of cells, according to researchers.

Experts: Technology Will Play Key Role in Helping the Class of 2012 Find Jobs

REDMOND, Wash. – May 30, 2012 – With graduation season in full swing, college seniors are building resumes and preparing to search for their first professional jobs. Employment experts such as Eugenia Sawa, a staffing consultant at Microsoft Corp.,… Continue reading


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.Packed.Generic.370


Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.W32.Flamer!gen

1 in 5 U.S. Windows PCs lack antivirus defenses

Nearly a fifth of Windows PCs in the U.S. lack any active security protection, an antivirus vendor said today, citing numbers from a year-long project.

Windows 8 Release Preview leaks to Web

A Chinese edition of Windows 8, reportedly the same build that Microsoft will launch in the next week as the Release Preview, has leaked to file-sharing sites.

Forums: Business organization, Best iPad app you downloaded, Stuck iCloud restore

Found an interesting article you want to share with iMore? Have a burning question about that feature you just can’t figure out? There is ALWAYS more happening just a click away in the forums. You can always head over… Continue reading

New Chromebooks and now Chromebox, in Chrome OS reboot

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is proudly showing off the new Chrome OS hardware, including a Mac-Mini-style Chromebox, as well as the now-traditional Chromebooks. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if third time’s a charm for the cloud-computing platform.

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