News is breaking that the Nobel prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife were both killed in a taxi crash in New Jersey, USA. John Nash is famous for his " Nash Equilibrium " in Game Theory, which can be most easily be described by the game of pap...
This Thursday evening's Gibbons Lecture is by Mark Billinghurst of the Human Interface Laboratory New Zealand, at The University of Canterbury . The lecture titled From Interaction to Understanding will focus on Empathic computing where computers can re...
Can't afford a Raspbery Pi ($35), well they have a competitor now. The ultra cheap CHIP ; a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, with 4GB storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, support for most monitors and even a mobile capacity. It runs Linux and therefore supports many free p...
This Thursday evening's Gibbons Lecture is by Paul McGlashan, Chief Architect, for Air New Zealand. The lecture titled Innovation in Airline Human-Computer Interaction: from ALC to IoT will describe how Air New Zealand has taken control of its IT in-hous...
Selfie sticks were the must have Xmas gift last year and now a team out of the UC Berkeley robotics lab, who built the first prototype using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino, have developed the Lily camera drone . Watch the video below to see how it works but ...
As we come to rely more on the web as a research and reference tool it's important that references to other works from a web page remain constant. But visit any old research web site and chances are half the pages it refers to will result in a "404 Not Foun...
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The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home | Threat Level | WIRED
Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and an
A publisher finally understands (some of) what an author wants
Authors are generally of the opinion that most publishers couldn't run an efficient, modern business to save their lives. (To be fair, most
Facebook Home And Windows Phone Are Making The Same Apps-Related Misstep...
The problem for Home is Facebook has underestimated how important apps -- and, crucially, the customisation apps afford -- are to the smartp
Secure Yourself by Using Two-Step Verification on These 16 Web Services
Two-factor authentication, also known as 2-step verification, provides additional security for your online accounts. Even if someone discove
Is a rat smarter than Google? That's what two AI experts say
And that's no dig at Google, according to artificial intelligence researchers Yann LeCun and Josh Tenenbaum. The two spoke at the World Scie
Kurzweil still doesn't understand the brain : Pharyngula
Ray Kurzweil has responded to my criticisim of futurist fortune-telling. It really just compounds the problems, though, and gullible people
Guardian Goggles: because life's too short to think for yourself - video
Alan Rusbridger, editor in chief, unveils the latest exciting step in the Guardian's mission to harness the power of online media: Guardian
RSA Conference 2008 Alan Turing Logo Animation on the Behance Network
Logo Animation for the RSA Conference theme Alan Turing
OUPblog » Blog Archive » Turing : the irruption of Materialism into thought
By Paul Cockshott. This year is being widely celebrated as the Turing centenary. He is being hailed as the inventor of the computer, which p
Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl At Home, Neil Young Says : NPR
That's not a slam at digital music, the rock 'n' roll legend says. It's a recognition that current formats don't match vinyl's sound. He and