Research team introduces 'phyjama,' a physiological sensing pajama

[ad_1] UMass Amherst researchers have developed physiological-sensing textiles that can be woven or stitched into sleep garments they have dubbed “phyjamas.” Their work rests on the insight that though sleepwear is worn loosely, in places sensors may press against the body through contact with external surfaces, such as the torso against a chair or bed, […]

European mobile payment systems team up

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Seven European mobile payment systems on Tuesday said they are joining forces to better develop cross-border contactless payments. The move is seen as an attempt to create a regional standard for smartphone payments that does not require Apple, Google, Visa or Mastercard. Mark Wraa-Hansen, CEO of Denmark’s MobilePay system, says […]

IBM team eyes encryption future

[ad_1] The new IBM quantum computing-safe tape drive prototype is based on a state of the art IBM TS1160 tape drive. Credit: IBM This week a collaborative effort among computer scientists and academics to safeguard data is winning attention and it has quantum computing written all over it. The Netherlands’ Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), […]

Humans and AI team up to improve clickbait detection

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Humans and machines worked together to help train an artificial intelligence—AI—model that outperformed other clickbait detectors, according to researchers at Penn State and Arizona State University. In addition, the new AI-based solution was also able to tell the difference between clickbait headlines that were generated by machines—or bots—and ones written […]

Winning team pockets $15 mn in final of eSports spectacular

[ad_1] Eighteen teams from all over the world, each with five players, took part in the annual competition of professional gamers in Shanghai More than 600,000 people watched captivated online and thousands packed a downtown Shanghai arena to see team OG take home a life-changing chunk of an eSports-record $34.3 million prize pool on Sunday. […]

Carnegie Mellon team flexes hacking prowess with fifth DefCon title in seven years

[ad_1] PPP members and CMU alumni Erye Hernandez (INI ’14; left) and Tyler Nighswander (CS ’13; right) compete at the annual DefCon capture the flag competition. Credit: Daniel Tkacik, Carnegie Mellon University, College of Engineering Carnegie Mellon University’s competitive hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP), just won its fifth hacking world championship in […]

IKEA and Sonos team up for SYMFONISK speakers and a lamp

[ad_1] For years, the Sonos Wi-Fi speakers have been beloved by music fans for the ease of listening to streaming music at home with great sound. Also, add the ability to add multiple speakers for even better sound without having to resort to stringing speaker wire all over. The one drawback: Sonos speakers can be […]