At the Stanford summit, the president used the occasion to talk about his commitment to building bridges between nations to tackle cultural challenges.
NEWS ANALYSIS: New-gen IT carried on the business of government information distribution when conventional methods failed, and the government had nothing to do with it.
Disaster recovery-as-a-service provider now has banked $130 million in venture capital funding over five years in an increasingly hot market.
We've known for a long while that passwords, firewalls and private networks simply aren't sufficient for tight IT security anymore. It's all too easy for even a semi-sophisticated cyber-criminal to scan for passwords and find back doors into personal and business data that, sooner or later, amount to illicit money in the thief's bank account. Thus, the race is on to develop workable alternatives, with behavioral biometrics one of the more promising ones. Behavioral biometrics is an additional layer of security that provides seamless, continuous user authentication. It works by collecting and evaluating a mix of behavior patterns, such as the way we move our hand on a mobile device screen or with a mouse, to create advanced behavioral algorithms to establish a user's profile. The next time that person uses the service, the technology will rate current interactions against his or her profile and provide a recommended action to allow, challenge or block access to the account. These patterns are monitored and analyzed continuously—and frictionlessly, in the background—to provide continuous account protection. What makes behavioral biometrics so intriguing is that it's virtually impossible to imitate another person's behavior precisely, unlike static biometrics (fingerprint, retina, etc.), which can be stolen and reused. For this slide show, eWEEK worked with Radiant Insights, Verizon and TeleSign, a mobile identity software developer, to come up with key data points on this topic.
The new machine-learning research center will focus on turning Google's ambitions in this space to reality, the company says.
The world's first LED sports pitch lighting system will be installed in Holland to improve spectator and HDTV experience.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple has been moving into the enterprise realm for years, and WWDC is emphasizing that strategy in much more depth than it has in the past.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple is going the way of Microsoft and opening more of its previously locked-tight applications for developers.
Bloomberg revealed Google co-founder Larry Page to be the person behind Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk, two startups in the fascinating business of flying cars.
Intelligent systems of the future may not always behave optimally, so a way to safely interrupt them is needed, the Google and Oxford University researchers say.
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Startup KnuEdge debuts KnuPath processors and KnuVerse software to bring neural computing innovations to market.