Tool finds software update bugs in hours, not days

"Updating software can sometimes turn on you when errors creep in and cause slowdowns." A new tool offers a quicker way to find the problem.

Texas A&M University | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers machine-learning software

Can ‘feminist design’ save hiring algorithms from bias?

Feminist design thinking could help rid hiring algorithms of some bias, researchers argue.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Feb. 10, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture algorithms artificial-intelligence bias business gender jobs race-and-ethnicity software

Tool tells carpenters how to build stuff with what’s on hand

A new tool can design woodworking projects and then let carpenters know how to build them with materials and tools they already have.

Sarah McQuate-Washington | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture design software wood

Touch-based display boosts 3D modeling accessibility

A new tactile display aims to make 3D modeling accessible to people who are blind and visually impaired.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | Oct. 30, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology blindness computers software touch

Stealthy tool detects malware in JavaScript

A new tool called VisibleV8 can protect you against malware in JavaScript programs on your favorite sites.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 22, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology hackers internet malware security software

AR system lets users reach out and grab virtual stuff

New augmented reality software lets users view virtual objects through their phones and then pick them up with their hands.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Oct. 17, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology augmented-reality mobile-devices sensors software touch

Free BotSlayer tool fights bad info online

Download and try BotSlayer, an open-source tool that helps political campaigns and journalists sort truth from fiction online.

Kevin Fryling-Indiana | Sept. 15, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture algorithms internet politics social-media software twitter

‘Holodeck’ project brings VR and augmented reality together

At Ken Perlin's Future Reality Lab, he and colleagues are exploring new frontiers in virtual reality and augmented reality animation software.

Sapna Parikh-NYU | Nov. 9, 2018 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology computers software virtual-reality

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