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Google just got a lot better at understanding questions like an actual person

Google’s search algorithms have gotten better at answering questions over the year, but the company says it’s now taking a new leap forward: understanding the <i>meaning</i> behind your queries.<p>Basically, Google can now break down sentences to work at the intent behind your question, even when you don’t …

Algorithms

Customs Computers Reportedly Working Again At Airports Nationwide [UPDATE]

The computer system that checks airline passengers on terror watch lists experienced a service disruption.<p>Customs kiosks at several airports nationwide are back up again after a malfunction that caused travelers major delays, CNBC reports.<p>For about 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, passengers at …

Aviation

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Coder creates smallest chess game for computers

<b>A French coder has developed what is thought to be the smallest-sized chess computer program.</b><p>BootChess is only 487 bytes in size, and the code can be run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers.<p>That makes it smaller than 1K ZX Chess - a Sinclair ZX81 computer game, which contained 672 bytes of …

PC Gaming

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

Dell's super-thin, depth-sensing tablet is available now for $400

Remember that 8-inch, super-high-res tablet Dell showed off back in September? You know, the one with the depth-sensing camera? It's OK if you don't, but really, you should give this a second look -- yes, even if you have tablet fatigue. Dell's Venue 8 7000 series goes on sale today, with a …

9 GIFs That Explain Responsive Design Brilliantly

Can’t tell a responsive website from a merely adaptive one? These GIFs courtesy of Froont will turn you into a pedant in no time.<p>What is responsive design? Most people vaguely understand that it refers to websites that work just as well on desktops as they do on smartphones, but there’s a lot more …

Parallel Universes Colliding Could Explain Quantum Weirdness

All that quantum behavior? Actually the result of different, parallel worlds smashing into each other.<p>The notion that our universe may be just one in a series of endless parallel universes—some very similar, some wildly different—has captivated the hearts and minds of many science fiction fans. A …

Bluetooth Headphones Hooke Have 3D Audio Recorders Built-In

Hooke is a pair of Bluetooth headphones that also double as binaural, or 3D, recorders. The project is currently entering its final day on Kickstarter, having raised $154,000 over its $100,000 goal, and is scheduled to ship in June 2015.<p>Unless you are a raging audiophile, you are probably wondering …

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative …

Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts

Why We Should Stop Using Brain Metaphors When We Talk About Computing<p><b>IEEE Spectrum:</b> I infer from your writing that you believe there’s a lot of …

Microsoft to launch fitness-focused smartwatch ‘within weeks’

Microsoft is reportedly ready to launch a fitness-focused smartwatch in the coming weeks.<p>More than a year after reports suggested the computer firm …

Nexus 7 finds Apple napping

Uh-oh: the iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.<p>Google has beat Apple at its own Retina-display-thumping game. Meet the Nexus 7, the eye-popping 323-pixels-per-inch wonder.<p>It is, in a way, the (rumored) iPad Mini Retina wrapped in Android 4.3.<p>Here's the …

Nexus 7