NASA offers prizes for apps on climate change

NASA offers prizes for apps on climate change

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) NASA has offered $35,000 in prizes to create apps which use US climate data. The contest, called the Climate Resilience Data Challenge in partnership with the US Geological Survey (USGS), offers prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that will help the United States cope with climate change.It is open from Dec […]

App mixes text with rap lyrics

App mixes text with rap lyrics

New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Software developers in the US have come up with an app that turns messages into witty rap lyrics.RapKey, a new app developed by Ativ Patel and Jonah Kaner, students of Massachusetts-based Babson College, promises to add a punch to tired texts, bostinno.com reports.This app lets users scroll through pre-loaded lyrics, select […]

App to save footballers suffering sudden cardiac arrest

App to save footballers suffering sudden cardiac arrest

London, Dec 3 (IANS) A new app will help anyone attending sports events to identify and treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) on the football field and save lives in emergencies. Launched in Madrid today, the CPR11 app will offer clear and precise instructions on how to give compression and ventilation correctly, how to handle an […]

Bluetooth-enabled pacifier for your baby

Bluetooth-enabled pacifier for your baby

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Tracking your baby would now become a lot more easier with the help of this hi-tech pacifier. Blue Maestro’s Pacifis is a bluetooth-enabled pacifier that is water-proof, dishwasher-proof and comes in a range of colours, the Independent reported. The smart dummy has a temperature sensor which feeds data to the […]

Almost all smartphones apps have been hacked: Report

Almost all smartphones apps have been hacked: Report

New York, Nov 21 (IANS) An analysis of mobile apps has revealed that between 75 and 97 percent of apps – on both android and iOS devices – have been hacked. A report by the mobile security firm Arxan Technologies threw up these alarming statistics that all app users must keep in mind while downloading […]

Mobiles on cyber attack target in 2015: Symantec

Mobiles on cyber attack target in 2015

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Mobiles will become a target of cyber attacks in 2015 as they store up a trove of personal and confidential information and are left switched on all the time, making them the perfect targets for attackers in Asia Pacific and Japan, a report said Thursday. “Mobile devices will continue to […]

Social sensing game to detect classroom bullies

Social sensing game to detect classroom bullies

  New York, Nov 20 (IANS) A social computer game designed by researchers at the University of Illinois has been found to detect bullying behaviour that had eluded detection by traditional research methods or in cases when victims do not self-report, a study claims.The game allows researchers to analyse the behaviour of children in real time […]

Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence

Magic tricks created using artificial intelligence

  London, Nov 17 (IANS) A team of researchers in Britain have for the first time succeeded in creating magic tricks using artificial intelligence.The researchers provided a computer programme the outline of how a magic jigsaw puzzle and a mind reading card trick work.The card trick is available as an app called Phoney in the Google […]