Scientists create ANNABELL, an artificial system capable of learning human language

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One of the most impressive complex cognitive processes is the ability to learn and creatively use language. It’s those processes that continue to set humans apart from even the most advanced machines. However, a team of scientists has now created an artificial system of neurons that is capable of learning words, phrases and syntax with no prior programming, thereby sustaining a dialog using processes that resemble mental actions.

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ARmKeypad – Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

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NEC, a Japanese electronics maker, has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality. The system is called the ARmKeypad and it combines a set of glasses to visualize the virtual keyboard and a smartwatch to detect how fast you type. (Video)

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3D printed maps will enable the blind to navigate their city

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3D printed map.

While modern technology has benefited most of us by turning the things we consume from physical object into pixels on a screen, those with sight difficulties don’t get along well with visual stimuli or touchscreen devices. We have seen Yahoo! Japan develop Hands On Search, a project that lets blind kids carry out web searches with 3D printed results. Now the country’s governmental department GSI is creating software that will enable those with visual impairments to print out 3D versions of online maps.

 

 

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There’s a shortage of software developers – tell your kids to become coders

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Companies can’t find enough coders.

Alibaba has gone public in a $25 billion deal. Now an avalanche of IPOs may follow. It is rumored that dozens of disruptive mobile, cloud, network systems and biotech companies are ready to tap public markets. Even before Alibaba, about 190 companies had raised $40 billion in 2014, a 40% increase from last year, according to a recent report from Renaissance Capital. Investors who remember the dot-com days of 1999 may cringe at the thought of a deluge of IPOs. But it may be a sign of vigor.

 

 

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Qnovo develops smarter software that can speed up smartphone charging

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Qnovo bets it can improve the battery that’s already in your smartphone.

Smartphones can be frustrating and one of the most frustrating things about them is how long they take to recharge. But they could soon be one-third as frustrating. A startup called Qnovo, based in Newark, California, uses a technology that constantly checks and adjusts the flow of power during recharging to charge batteries faster and increase their lifespans.

 

 

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Top 7 blogs a student programmer should really read

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The top 7 blogs will come in handy and boost your skills up a few notches.

You need to immerse yourself in the programming culture if you want to succeed as a programmer. This is more true if you’re still a student. The field of programming is so broad and there’s so much information to absorb that you’ll never come out on top if you participate from a distance. Fortunately, blogs are a readily accessible medium keep you in the loop.

 

 

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