Ahmed Elgammal, a professor in the department of computer science, is the director of the Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers University.
Users of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system may have noticed some advertising content on their File Explorer, and it is expected that these ads will soon roll out to general users of the world’s third-most-popular OS. While Microsoft has provided informational tips for its various services, notably OneDrive and the Edge Web Browser, in pop-ups on its platform before, the new versions specifically advertise Microsoft Office 365 for $6.99 per month. File Explorer is a critical component in Windows — like the MacOS Finder, the program allows users to locate and organize any documents, media, programs, shortcuts or other information on their computer. File Explorer is traditionally thought of as being an offline component for Windows.
Nearly 150,000 websites were inaccessible last Tuesday after Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) began experiencing issues in their US-EAST-1 region, including isitdownrightnow.com, a website designed to tell users if other websites were working or not.
From "Iron Man’s" Just a Rather Very Intelligent System (J.A.R.V.I.S). to "Portal's" GLaDOS to "2001: A Space Odyssey's" HAL 9000, the idea of having a fully sentient digital assistant is one that people hope to see jump from science fiction into reality sooner rather than later. Google, Apple and Windows have all begun this process with their own digital assistants, which allow users to control their phones or computers with voice commands.
On Friday, Feb. 19, the Rutgers Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists (USACS) hosted Brian Kernighan, a Princeton professor and co-author of “The C Programming Language,” at the Computing Research & Education (CoRE) Building auditorium on Busch campus. He is well known for his book, his contribution to the Unix operating and writing the very first “Hello, world” program, as stated in the event’s online description. Kernighan spoke to a packed room about digital humanities, a way for scholars in the humanities to present information about their field using digital representations.
For years, people have been studying augmented and virtual reality. Now, Rutgers’ faculty is working towards integrating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) into a learning environment so that the technology can help individuals study other subjects. The Rutgers Cyberlearning Innovation and Research Center (CIRC) aims to assimilate contemporary technology into the learning environment at the university.
Most students are familiar with Sakai, Rutgers’ primary learning management system, which is used throughout the three main campuses. Last semester, the Office of Instructional and Research Technology (OIRT) rolled out Sakai 11, the newest version of the web service.
With finals just around the corner, students are beginning to lock down and study for exams that will likely be a deciding factor in their final grades.
This year, Black Friday saw an estimated 154 million shoppers nationwide, according to the National Broadcasting Company. This number shows an increase from previous years. These shoppers spent an average of $289, with about 44 percent buying their products online.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it a slew of food preparation. The holiday has both consumers and producers working to feed many people. An estimated 243 million turkeys will be raised in 2016, along with an estimated 859 million pounds of cranberries produced.
Internet users were unable to access some of the world’s busiest websites, including Twitter, reddit, Github, Spotify, the New York Times, several Amazon Web Services clients and many others last Friday after a massive Distributed Denial of Service attack that interrupted service to Dyn Inc., a managed DNS service provider.