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Microsoft Kinect Sign Language Translator

by certifiedbug on November 7, 2013

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Microsoft Research Connections Team
Kinect Sign Language Translator – part 1
Guobin Wu

There are more than 20 million people in China who are hard of hearing, and an estimated 360 million such people around the world, so this project has immense potential to generate positive social impact worldwide.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2013/10/29/kinect-sign-language-translator.aspx

Kinect Sign Language Translator – part 2
Stewart Tansley
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2013/10/30/kinect-sign-language-translator-part-2-of-2.aspx

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Dell Buyout

by certifiedbug on February 4, 2013

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CNN:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/gigaom/articles/2013_02_04_dell_buyout_deal_is_reportedly_near.html

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The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy agency, issued a staff report recommending ways that key players in the rapidly expanding mobile marketplace can better inform consumers about their data practices.

The report makes recommendations for critical players in the mobile marketplace: mobile platforms (operating system providers, such as Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, and Microsoft), application (app) developers, advertising networks and analytics companies, and app developer trade associations. Most of the recommendations involve making sure that consumers get timely, easy-to-understand disclosures about what data they collect and how the data is used.

http://ftc.gov/opa/2013/02/mobileprivacy.shtm

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Experts say IPv6 Doomsday won’t hit in 2012

by certifiedbug on December 29, 2011

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IDG News Service – Next year will see one more regional Internet registry run out of IPv4 addresses, but 2012 will be more of a year to prepare for the inevitable shift to IPv6 than an Internet doomsday, according to networking experts.

Article at computerworld.com

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Patent War of Words

August 4, 2011

Tech Crunch Earlier today, Google came out swinging. Seemingly sick of being continuously slapped in the face by the patent issue, Google’s SVP and Chief Legal Officer, David Drummond, wrote a blog post calling out several of Google’s rivals for attempting to use “bogus patents” to destroy Android. Chief among the rivals called out was […]

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AT&T T-Mobile merger

March 21, 2011

Joe Wilcox @ betanews As the new work week opens up, AT&T and T-Mobile USA customers have plenty to say about the proposed merger. Yesterday, Deutsche Telekom agreed to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T for $39 billion — $25 billion of it in cash. Last night I posted a long analysis about what the merger could […]

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eLEGS: Revolutionary Exoskeleton

October 8, 2010

OCT. 7, 2010 — Berkeley Bionics™, developer and maker of bionic exoskeletons that augment human strength, endurance and mobility, today unveiled eLEGS, a wearable, artificially intelligent, bionic device that powers paraplegics up to get them standing and walking. eLEGS was unveiled at a press conference today in San Francisco by Berkeley Bionics’ CEO, Eythor Bender, […]

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Intel releases dual-core Atom netbook processor

August 23, 2010

Intel Corporation announced that netbooks based on its new mobile dual-core Intel® Atom™ processors are available now and through the end of the year. Manufacturers include Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba. “In their short history, the netbook category has experienced impressive growth,” said Erik Reid, director of marketing for mobile platforms […]

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Trojan horse may have contributed to 2008 Madrid aircrash

August 22, 2010

Graham Cluley’s blog. Trojan horse suspected of contributing to 2008 Madrid aircrash Authorities investigating the 2008 Madrid air crash, which resulted in the deaths of 154 people, have discovered that a central computer system used to monitor technical problems in aircraft was infected with Trojan horses. The final report from crash investigators is not due […]

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Net Neutrality-FCC will reclassify broadband

May 6, 2010

electronista.com The FCC has quietly made the decision today to reclassify Internet access as a telecommunication service that would be subject to tougher net neutrality rules. Although rumors had spread of the agency backtracking on its promise, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is now said to be readying a proposal that would put Internet lines under […]

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