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Governing economic growth in the cloud

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 14, 2012) — Gross domestic product (GDP) can be boosted by cloud computing, the system in which remote computers on the Internet are used to store, manage and process data rather than the users' local machines. A report to be published in the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management suggests that governments should collaborate to boost the adoption of cloud computing internationally.

Marco Iansiti of Harvard Business School and Gregory Richards of Cambridge-based Keystone Strategy, LLC, have found that cloud computing is likely to extend economic growth by increasing the efficiency of information technology in developed economies and could foster growth in those economies where IT...

Computer science grad student develops 'musical heart'

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TechAndComputer (Nov. 6, 2012) — A University of Virginia graduate student has developed a biofeedback-based system that helps smartphones select music that will help get their owners' heart pumping during exercise, or slow it down when they want to cool down or relax.

"Whether I am driving, jogging, traveling or relaxing -- I never find the appropriate music to listen to," said Shahriar Nirjon, a doctoral student in computer science in the School of Engineering and Applied...

One step closer to rollable, foldable e-Devices

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UC research is bringing closer the e-Sheet, shown here in a photo illustration. e-Devices will one day be as thin and as rollable as a rubber mat. (Credit: Noel Gauthier)

TechAndComputer (Oct. 30, 2012) — The next generation of electronic displays -- e-Readers, smartphones and tablets -- is closer thanks to research out October 31 from the University of Cincinnati.

Advances that will eventually bring foldable/rollable e-devices as well as no pixel borders...

Happy children less at risk of becoming victims of cyberbullying

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TechAndComputer (Oct. 31, 2012) — The latest research on the impact of cyberbullying on children has just been collected in a special double issue of the journal Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, published by Routledge. From the complex relationships between cyberbullies and their victims, to a greater moral disengagement in cyberbullies compared to traditional bullies.

Advances in technology have made life better for most people. But they've also meant that school bullies...

Bringing power of prevention, diagnosis to the people

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A doctor in Mozambique uses a tablet-based ultrasound developed by the Calit2 Digital Health Lab to analyze a patient. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California, San Diego)

TechAndComputer (Oct. 22, 2012) — "A Mercedes Benz isn't designed to function in the Sahara Desert," notes Dr. Eliah Aronoff-Spencer of the University of California, San Diego. "So why are we designing medical equipment for developing countries the same way we do for developed...