Archived News for IT Professionals - August, 2013
Researchers have taken a profound step forward in human-computer interactions, with one scientist successfully controlling the hand of another via brain interfaces and the internet.
Apple has made another attempt to redeem the resounding failure of its maps app, acquiring another map-centric company to try to catch up on Google’s cartographic lead.
By the end of next year the New South Wales Fire and Rescue Service will have its entire fleet of 560 vehicles fitted-out with GPS tracking tools to ensure the fastest response to an emergency.
A new study has shown that blocking access to torrent sites has little to no effect on users, with new avenues for piracy popping up faster than they can be closed.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he will leave the company some time in the next twelve months, the man who oversaw many recent launches says his greatest regret was Windows Vista.
There are now dozens of home 3D printers that anyone can purchase and use, but building things at home is set to become even easier with the announcement that the next version of Windows will support the additive manufacturing revolution.
Mobile phones, computers, video game consoles and other such devices are crammed with an unbelievable amount of microscopic transistors to allow them to process information, but still none have come close to the complexity or computing scale of the human brain.