The soft that detects sad people on market

The program is able to recognize if those authors suffer from depression and how serious is this.

Therefore, when the program made such an detection, it scanned no less than 300,000 blogs around the world (only in English), then made the top 100 of the most depressed bloggers. The software made even a top 100 of the most optimistic bloggers.

The results were closely studied by psychologists which revealed that 78% of the cases were correctly analyze.

We must underline the fact that the software made a complex analysis which refers to negative words such as “depression”, “sadness”, “suicide”, “death”.

The application developed by the Ben-Gurion University researchers from Israel is therefore a useful tool in order to detect people with suicidal tendencies. 

Besides, it has the advantage to be used for masses, thing that a psychologist can’t do.

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This is the phone that dance, cry and smile!

You can customize it based on the number that called you.

Therefore, if a friend calls you the phone will make a happy dance but if you receive a call from your boss, the phone shows an unhappy face.

Using a facial recognition software it can tell you if are happy or upset during a video call.

The prototype called Callo consists of a modular Bioloid kit which was attached to a mobile phone.


General Motors’s brake override software ready by 2012

General Motors is one of those manufacturers who intend to apply the algorithm globally by 2012.

Although GM has started adding brake override software on ETS-equipped cars as an additional safeguard.

The software automatically kills electronic throttle input once the driver steps on the brake, in order to prevent the chances of unintended acceleration.

“New media analyses of government data consistently validates that GM’s safety record on this issue is among the strongest in the industry,” said Tom Stephens, vice chairman of GM’s global product operations.

“At the same time, we know safety is top of mind for consumers, so we are applying additional technology to reassure them that they can count on the brakes in their GM vehicle.”

GM says that by the end of 2012, all of its vehicles sold around the world equipped with automatic transmissions and electronic throttle control will also be equipped with a brake override system.

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Apple sued HTC

The Apple action into court is not officially directed against Google, but many analysts interpret it as an attack search leader on the Internet, which launched earlier this year Nexus One, a direct competitor of the iPhone.

Apple called HTC to court both at the International Trade Commission (ITC) in the United States and also at a Delaware court, seeking to prohibit HTC to sell, promote or distribute in the United States.

The complaint filed at the ITC it refers to phones HTC Hero, Dream and myTouch, but also at Google model , Nexus One. All these models use the Android operating system developed by Google for mobile phones.

“We are not part of the process. However, we support the Android operating system and the partners who have helped us develop it,” said a representative of Google.

HTC announced that it examines the allegations made by Apple.

“HTC offers great price to their patents and their appliance, but is determined to protect their own innovations in technology,” said Taiwanese company spokesman, Keith Nowak.

In a press release, HTC points out that in the first quarter, the financial results will not be affected by the process with Apple.

Intel and Nokia will develop their own operating system mobile devices

The main goal of this alliance is to develop a platform, MeeGo based on Linux and for mobile devices.

MeeGo will have a wide range of hardware platforms that it will be compatible: netbooks, tablet PCs, smart phones, type systems connected TV and in-vehicle infotainment.

It is estimated that the first devices that will use Meego will be created by Nokia and will be launched by the end of this year.

The announcement, made at this week, has a clear purpose: to complement and strengthen the agreement between Nokia and Intel, which provided a strategic partnership, established in June 2009.

Also, the new software platform will be a competitor in the fight for supremacy on the software platforms for mobile devices.

In this range we can find on the market competitors as Microsoft Windows Mobile, Google Android, iPhone OS, RIM BlackBerry OS, Symbian OS or bada (Samsung).

MeeGo will combine the best features of Maemo and Moblin in order to create an open platform for many processor architectures.

Also, the two companies announced that the software platform will provide a broad range of experiences of Internet, computing, multitasking, multimedia and communications with rich visual graphics.

The MeeGo software platform will be hosted by the Linux Foundation as a completely open source project, encouraging the community to participate in its development.

Intel and Nokia have made steps in terms of increasing the community by launching invitations to users on and to join common community.

The channel selected for promotion Meego is the Ovi Store (Nokia) and the Nokia Forum will provide support for developers on all devices with the Nokia platform.

Kaspersky has bold plans – an antivirus hardware

In other words, the hard cleaning of viruses is no longer dealing with an application from the operating system, but with a physical device, integrated in the PC.

Russian company came to this concept in his desire to offer more efficient ways to fight rootkits and Trojan horse viruses.

A device that works on hardware level could easily detect a security malware than an application from operating system.

According to the patent, the hardware antivirus should be located somewhere on the route between the motherboard and hard drive and will also come with its own CPU and memory.

Unfortunately, in this certificate is not included a way to update the database via direct connection to the Internet, the device being dependent on an application installed in the operating system.

In addition, a hardware antivirus couldn’t monitor the network connections, a necessary feature provided by almost all current software solutions.

In consequence, we may have to wait a little time to see if those from Kaspersky will even build a device based on newly earned certificate.