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17 hours ago By Drazen Beljan

Logyx Pack

Logyx Pack is a portable collection of over 110 different logic games under a single interface in only 2 files: Puzz, Yap Yamb (Net+),...

2 days ago By Aart Bik

Chess for Android

Play chess against your Android or online (FICS). Featuring 2000 practice positions, 500 puzzles, UCI engine support, Chess 960 and...

November 3, 2008 by

How our brain sees objects in 3-D

Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have discovered how we see objects in depth. Even if computers are better than humans in chess games, they can't beat us in the field of object recognition. This JHU research work 'suggests that higher-level visual regions of the brain represent objects as spatial configurations of surface fragments, something like a structural drawing.' This project could lead to for better treatments for patients with perceptual disorders. More surprisingly, this approach could be used in museums to allow visitors to 'view a series of computer-generated 3-D shapes and rate them aesthetically.' But read more...

2 days ago By Javiolo

Chess PGN Tools

- Add a (ONE) Game works- Add Games only demo- Delete Games only demo- Put PlyCount only demo- Tourn. Standings only demo- we will...

October 17, 2008 by

Non-Microsoft developers to get a peek at CHESS concurrency test tool

More than a few big-name groups at Microsoft have been using Microsoft Research's CHESS testing tool, including the Midori distributed operating-system incubation team, the Singularity managed-code OS team, the Dryad distributed application-engine team and the Cosmos distributed-storage team. It sounds like non-Microsoft developers may get their hands on it some time soon, as well.

February 28, 2008 by

It's your move

Even if you just checkmated your new friend in India or took your Russian opponent's rook, new chess Web sites like are encouraging niche social networking. CNET's Kara Tsuboi sat down with the site's founder to find out what has attracted more than 100,000 members in less than a year.

October 12, 2007 by

Will you one day marry a robot?

David Levy, a British artificial intelligence researcher and international chess master, defended yesterday his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. The name of his thesis is "Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners" and the University announced it under the name "Love and Sex with Robots." Levy says that trends in robotics and artificial intelligence will, 'within a few decades, result in robots that are so humanlike in their appearance and functionality, in their personality, and in their expression of emotions, that many people will be falling in love with them, having sex with them, and even marrying them.' Will it really happen? Are you ready for this?

August 31, 2007 by

Build a $2,500 supercomputer

Supercomputing Costco-styleIn 1997, IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer beat world chess champion Gary Kasparov. Today you can build a more powerful machine for less than $2,500 in an 11" x 12" x 17" box.

July 16, 2007 by

iPhone web apps are good for S60 too

Jason posted on the fact that there are now over 150 web applications for the Apple iPhone, which is quite encouraging. I then used a Nokia N95, that has the same web browser base building block that the iPhone does, to visit a couple of the application index sites. The index sites work best in landscape mode on the N95 and you still have to do a bit of scrolling side to side. I recommend zooming into 50% on the N95 to make the experience better. I did find the information driven web applications, like GoMovies, to work quite well. Games and other apps that require you to interact seem to be hit and miss as chess did not work, but blackjack played fine. While these are not stand-alone applications and you must have a wireless data connection to use them there are many helpful titles already available and they are all free.

May 1, 2007 by

MIX076: The remix from day one

In the aftermath of MIX07 day one, with the announcements around Silverlight (see yesterday's ZDNet coverage from Mary Jo Foley, Ryan Stewart and myself), the blogosphere is weighing in with more coverage and analysis. Steve Gillmor has emerged from his cave to comment on the calculus of Microsoft's latest moves on the chess board:Today the Web woke up to a real story about itself.

April 29, 2007 by

Chess is not Checkers

When we confuse open source with the GPL and inflict Stallman's viral provisions on developing economies, we're not helping the people there; what we're doing is exporting hobbies for the rich and hobbles for the poor

May 8, 2006 by

AJAX & security

AJAX is a new Web technology being used in sites like Google Maps and MySpace. Like every new technology, it has security risks. Brian Chess of Fortify Software urges developers to be mindful of these threats.

May 8, 2006 by

Open source security

Open-source software developers often rely on the "many eyeballs" theory to ensure security. Brian Chess of Fortify Software says this process is ineffective, and urges users to hold developers accountable.


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