If you think you’re awkward in social situations, some researchers at MIT may be able to help you. They’ve developed new software called MACH—My Automated Conversation coacH—that uses a digital face on a computer screen to let you practice conversing and gives you feedback about your interaction.
China has overtaken the United States as home to the world’s fastest supercomputer. The new machine, dubbed Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2), was created by China’s National University of Defense Technology and is expected to be up and running by the end of this year.
Project teams must agree on and enforce a defect management process to prevent disagreements, indecision, and delay in delivering high quality software to users. By defining and enforcing a defect management workflow, teams can spend more time fixing defects.
Google recently released an early access preview of its new Android Studio. The goal of this integrated development environment (IDE) is to advance the tools Android developers have at their disposal. Steve Vaughn explains the good and the bad of the new version.
Those arguing for a loosening of immigration restrictions on foreign-born individuals just got a huge boost from Microsoft, Intel, and other tech industry giants. Why the sudden interest? Because there are jobs to be filled—lots of them, and American job seekers simply aren't making the grade.
Good news for tech-savvy animal lovers: Some smartphone apps can make it easier for you to keep your furry, four-legged friend healthy and safe. These apps can monitor your dog's or cat’s activity, tell you exactly where they are if they get lost, even feed them remotely—good for you and for them.
Steve Berczuk explains that there is more to maintaining the health of a software team than providing the right technologies and processes. You need to attend to the factors that can transform a group of people into a real team.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, several mobile operating systems and third-party apps should’ve been feeling pretty flattered after Apple revealed the forthcoming iOS 7 at its WWDC keynote. Much of iOS 7’s look, features, and user interface is giving people déjà vu.
Apple had a lot of news to spill at the keynote for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference—so much, in fact, that we split it into two articles. Here you'll discover announcements about its computers, including new laptop and desktop models, and updates for software and apps.
Apple had a lot of news to spill at the keynote for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference—so much, in fact, that we split it into two articles. Here you'll discover announcements about the new look and functions for Apple's mobile devices, along with the features of the much-anticipated iOS 7.