Informatics

To Improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party libraries

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PITTSBURGH– Smartphone apps that share users’ locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third parties often do so through a ...

New software can detect when people text and drive

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Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged ...

Algorithm uses Instagram posts to advise tourists on attractions most ...

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Programmers from ITMO University created a computer algorithm that allows tourists to find places of interest that are most popular ...

Too much information can be a good thing

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In the world of health care, the phrase “too much information” — or TMI — can be a serious problem. ...

Ensuring carpoolers are compatible is key to ridesharing success

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Ensuring that would-be carpoolers are riding with people they actually like could potentially decrease car use by nearly 60 per ...

‘Charliecloud’ simplifies Big Data supercomputing

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LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 7, 2017 — At Los Alamos National Laboratory, home to more than 100 supercomputers since the ...

When artificial intelligence evaluates chess champions

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The ELO system, which most chess federations use today, ranks players by the results of their games. Although simple and ...

System better allots network bandwidth, for faster page loads

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 A webpage today is often the sum of many different components. A user’s home page on a social-networking site, for ...

Playing to beat the blues: Video games viable treatment for ...

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Video games and “brain training” applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study ...

Protecting web users’ privacy

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Most website visits these days entail a database query — to look up airline flights, for example, ...