IT industry ignores silver surfers at its peril: Design for seniors to tap market, industry urged Hardware and software vendors are foolish to ignore the needs of the growing population of older computer and information technology users, the so-called "silver surfers." US researchers offer convincing evidence that from the business perspective, seniors represent a rapidly growing sector of the market with the most disposable income to spend on ......
Benefit vs. risk of facial recognition technology Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition software as a crime-fighting tool. Now businesses are looking to use the technology to reach customers. But a professor questions whether customers are ready for it.
An electronic nose can tell pears and apples apart Engineers have created a system of sensors that detects fruit odors more effectively than the human sense of smell. For now, the device can distinguish between the odors compounds emitted by pears and apples. Scientists have created an electronic nose with 32 sensors that can identify the odors given off by chopped pears and apples.
Older is wiser: Study shows software developers' skills improve over time There is a perception in some tech circles that older programmers aren't able to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, and that they are discriminated against in the software field. But a new study indicates that the knowledge and skills of programmers actually improve over time -- and that older programmers know as much (or more) than their ......
Tracking gunfire with a smartphone A team of computer engineers has developed an inexpensive hardware module and related software that can transform an Android smartphone into a simple shooter location system.
'Survival of the fittest' now applies to computers: Surprising similarities found between genetic... "Survival of the fittest" originally referred to natural selection in biological systems, but new research shows that this evolutionary theory also applies to technological systems.
Technique finds software bugs in surgical robots and helps developers fix flaws, ensure safety Surgical robots could make some types of surgery safer and more effective, but proving that the software controlling these machines works as intended is problematic. Researchers have demonstrated that methods for reliably detecting software bugs and ultimately verifying software safety can be applied successfully to this breed of robot.
New information services quickly Be it Smartphone apps, monitoring the temperature of food stuffs or help against product piracy, setting up new services is costly. In the future, the NSEB service engineering platform intends to simplify that.
Finding instead of searching It is easy to lose track of things in large storage facilities but not at the wind turbine manufacturer Enercon?s facility in Magdeburg though, where a positioning system with digital inventory management increases transparency and expedites processes.