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SEATTLE-Attorneys for Microsoft and Google faced off before a state court judge here Tuesday, arguing whether former Microsoft executive Kai-Fu Lee should be allowed to start work for the search company before a trial determines whether he violated a noncompete contract. Specialists in computer vision and machine learning based at the University of Lincoln, UK, funded by a Google Faculty Research Award, are aiming to embed a smart vision system in mobile devices to help people with sight problems navigate unfamiliar indoor environments.

Terry Jones wrote the accompanying book, entitled Douglas Adams Starship Titanic, since Adams was too busy with the computer game to do both. After the event’s successful, albeit somewhat smaller, comeback event Winter Warmer 2015 , last November, and previous big event successes , REVIVAL once again returns to large scale this summer with the aptly titled REVIVAL Solstice 2016. However, you can easily get virtual desktops …

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New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created on machine built by British genius Alan Turing. You’ll find news, features and topical posts on this page and via the links in the left-hand column, also selected news and features are highlighted with pictures at the top of the front page and in asides under BITS & BYTES in the left-hand column. Unlike Security Essentials, Windows Defender tackles both viruses and spyware, and comes baked into the operating system.

Last weekend, however, Ferris came close to running afoul of those guidelines by posting a brief description of the bug on his Security Protocols Web site and talking to the media about the flaw. Because of the way it is programmed, the Yusufali Trojan may also block innocent Web sites such as medical, educational and sites targeted at teenagers, Sophos notes.

That work was carried …

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More than 30 Syrian newcomers to Halifax took part in a five-day programming camp hosted by Dal students, in which they learned website development skills and explored opportunities in computer science. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine bridges the theory and practice of computer graphics, from specific algorithms to full system implementations. Those attending Recursion 2015 were rewarded with a buzzing, vibrant and diverse event for computer fans of all interests, not only gaming, with a great retro component. Back from a 9-year hiatus, the event is now being organised as part of the non-profit Vintage Computer Federation, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organisation existing for, and led by, computer history hobbyists. To create the illusion of movement, an image is displayed on the computer screen then quickly replaced by a new image that is similar to the previous image, but shifted slightly. Increasingly it is created by means of 3D …

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday returned safely to Earth, touching down at Landing Zone 1 after launching the Dragon spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. However in today’s Nature journal, Shantanu Debnath and colleagues at the University of Maryland reveal their new device can solve three algorithms using quantum effects to perform calculations in a single step, where a normal computer would require several operations.computer news

After a good 8 months of blood, sweat and tears, REVIVAL Solstice 2016 was held last weekend and what a stormer it was – close to a thousand people descended on Banks’s Stadium over this sunny July end and helped us celebrate a return to proper scale after missing the calendar last year!

The Recursion 2015 computer science fair is taking place in The Levi Fox Hall at the King Edward Vi School in Church Street on 4 July, 11am – 4pm, and judging by the …

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New Zealand researchers said Monday they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created on machine built by British genius Alan Turing. Richard Cox, chief information officer of Spamhaus, told an audience of politicians, security experts and law enforcement officials that Yahoo has just under 5,000 domains hosted and registered with the words ‘bank’, ‘eBay’ and ‘PayPal’ within the domain names.

Pat Moran, of the Board of the Computer and Communications Museum of Ireland – CCMI, has demonstrated, at a museum public exhibit, a PDP-8 simulator based on the credit-card sized ARM-based Raspberry Pi , the English-designed and Welsh-made spiritual descendant of the BBC Micro.

Terry Jones wrote the accompanying book, entitled Douglas Adams Starship Titanic, since Adams was too busy with the computer game to do both. After the event’s successful, albeit somewhat smaller, comeback event Winter Warmer 2015 , last November, and previous big event successes , …