NUS Computing - News Media /news/news-media Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:00:03 +0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (NUS) Robots to the rescue /news/news-media/2310-2018-robots /news/news-media/2310-2018-robots The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town. Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.

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Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs /news/news-media/2304-2017-yeokhengmeng /news/news-media/2304-2017-yeokhengmeng As an experiment, engineer and NUS School of Computing graduate Yeo Kheng Meng managed to get a modern Linux distribution running on a 25-year-old IBM PC from 1993 - an x86 machine that isn't vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre CPU flaws, due to the fact that it doesn't support out-of-order processing.

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SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar /news/news-media/2294-2017-snappar-visenze /news/news-media/2294-2017-snappar-visenze SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.

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