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Online 'Chatbots' Help Japanese Learn English
2011-09-14 04:49:43

  A Japanese language education firm is claiming that they have invented the first ever artificial intelligence "chat robot" designed solely to communicate with English language students, Danielle Demetriou of the Telegraph reported on Tuesday. According to Demetriou, these so-called "chatbots" were created by a company called SpeakGlobal. They can be accessed online, and use high-speech speech recognition software that allows them to speak directly to students, in real-time, the...

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2011-08-20 14:20:54

A 25-year-old British student used "considerable technical expertise" to repeatedly hack into Facebook's servers, legal experts testified at his trial, Andrew Hough and Christopher Williams of the Telegraph reported on Thursday. In what is being called one of the first cases of its kind in England, Glenn Steven Mangham of York is currently facing five charges, including an accusation that he "made, adapted, supplied or offered to supply" a computer program that would make it possible to...

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2011-08-02 05:15:00

Nearly twenty percent of British children have been the victim of cyber-bullying, with many victims saying the experience has damaged their confidence, mental health and school attendance, the Telegraph reported on Monday. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University questioned 500 adolescents aged 11 to 19, and found that 18.4 percent had been subjected to cyber-bullying, in which a person torments or intimidates another via the Internet or a mobile phone. Girls were more affected than boys, with...

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2011-07-17 05:55:00

South African researchers are in the process of attaching satellite transmitters to young African penguins in an effort to track the endangered birds and perhaps one day discover a heretofore unknown breeding colony. According to the Telegraph, a total of five penguins are set to be part of the project, the first of which was released into the wild last month. The second--a six pound, 10 week old bird that goes by the name of Richie--was outfitted with a matchbox-sized transmitter on Friday....

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2011-07-15 11:45:00

Increased use of Internet search engines such as Google are changing the way the human brain remembers information, according to new research by a psychologist at Columbia University. The study, led by Prof. Betsy Sparrow and published online in the journal Science on Thursday, finds that internet searches are making information easy to forget, as more people rely on their computers as a source of "external memory." Researchers examined the so-called "Google effect," and found people had...

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2011-06-20 07:50:31

Researchers have discovered a technique that allows rat stem cells, injected into mice to create suitable organs for the mice. Lead researcher Professor Hiromitsu Nakauchi, director of the center for stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at the University of Tokyo in Japan, told the Telegraph: "Our ultimate goal is to generate human organs from induced pluripotent stem cells. "The technique, called blastocyst complementation, provides us with a novel approach for organ supply. We have...

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2011-06-08 12:20:00

According to a recent report, Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio, said Angry Birds is set to launch on Facebook "within the next three months." Vesterbacka told The Telegraph: "We are coming out with our social game over the next few months. We are in talks with Facebook and Angry Birds will be live on the site within the next three months." Rovio launched its first web version of the game in partnership with Google Chrome just three weeks ago. Vesterbacka confirmed to The...

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2011-04-20 10:48:28

Women find men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers more attractive, according to findings in a study published by the British Royal Society's journal Biological Sciences. Previous studies which were conducted under the banner of evolutionary psychology, suggests that the drivers of human behavior are found in "nature" rather than "nurture," reports AFP. Led by Camille Ferdenzi of the University of Geneva, the new study was designed to find out if women are drawn to the...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Leading global e-commerce solutions provider nominated as one of the most promising, young tech companies by The Telegraph and TechCrunch Europe Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 Adyen, a premier global e-commerce solutions provider, today announced in conjunction with TechCrunch Europe and The Telegraph, that the company has been nominated as a finalist for The Telegraph's Start-Up 100. The Start-Up 100 is the most authoritative and trustworthy ranking of promising technology start-ups...

2011-02-15 12:40:00

LONDON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telegraph Media Group today announces a partnership with conversion management expert Maxymiser to enhance the online experience for visitors to The Telegraph. By working with Maxymiser, The Telegraph is able to take a customer-centric approach to website design and refreshment, where changes to page layouts, sequences and content can be trialled on real web visitors in order to identify the most effective variants that are beneficial to the user....


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.