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Managing Mobile: Training Mobile Software to Spot its Own Energy Inefficiencies

Feb 14, 2018
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Devices & Systems

Two unique proposals to let devices dictate energy use in their mobile software could improve the energy efficiency of mobile devices and drones.

Facial Expressions: Uncovering Emotions with Smartphones

Jan 30, 2018
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Devices & Systems

Through a unique feature descriptor, a group of researchers have created a facial expression recognition system suitable for smartphones.

Securing Self-Driving Vehicles with Artificial Intelligence

Jan 22, 2018
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Transportation

A new system could better protect self-driving vehicles from hackers and false directions by using artificial intelligence to secure their wireless communication.

Connected Vehicles: An Unchecked Threat to Driver Safety

Jan 18, 2018
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Transportation

The security and safety of connected vehicles is far from guaranteed. This cybersecurity overview discusses the threats posed by increased connectivity, and the work still needed to ensure driver safety.

PACMAN: A Positive Step in Implementing Social Media Access Control

Jan 04, 2018
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Communications

Through machine learning algorithms, social media access control no longer needs to be a burden of the user, as this system will automatically allow or deny followers access to social media content.

In the Know About Nodes? Exploring a New Patching System for Securing the IoT

Dec 20, 2017
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Devices & Systems

A traffic-aware patching scheme of intermediate nodes could greatly improve the cyber security of wireless networks connected to IoT devices.

How Your Smartphone Can Actually Improve Your Driving Behaviors

Dec 19, 2017
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Devices & Systems

When it comes to driver safety, smartphones do not have a good reputation. But new research suggests that, through machine learning, these devices can help identify abnormal driving behaviors to improve driver’s habits.

Twitter Authentication and Credibility Analysis: Spotting Fake News Before it Spreads

Nov 30, 2017
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Communications

A team of researchers developed a Twitter authentication system that uses both sentimentality and user reputation to identify credibility.

Knowing All the Bio-Signals: New Wearable Device Could Improve Health Care

Nov 16, 2017
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Devices & Systems

A new wearable that uses bio-signal acquisition could improve health care by allowing doctors and nurses to do constant monitoring of patient vital signs.