Computer Science

Technology
3:30 am
Wed December 25, 2013

New System Uses Photos to Help People Remember Passwords

Do you have trouble keeping track of your passwords without writing them down or using the same one for all your logins?

Carnegie Mellon researchers have created a new system that combines photos and memory techniques to help people remember their passwords.

The system, which is now being turned into a mobile app, was created by Jeremiah Blocki, a Ph.D. student at CMU, Manuel Blum, a professor, and Anupam Datta, an associate professor.

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CSC Jobs
3:33 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Global IT Company Comes to Pittsburgh

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is looking for its next generation workforce in Pittsburgh.

The global information technology services company is building a new delivery center in the Strip District.

“We selected Pittsburgh based on a number of factors including the educational environment there and the availability of a broad range of IT technical skills from entry level all the way up to top skill professionals,” Everett Dyer, Vice President of Global Delivery Networks, said.

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Essential Pittsburgh
3:33 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Open Source Design Offers Greater Control Over Personal Gadgets

Credit Mariano Real Pérez / flickr

As the devices we use on a regular basis become more advanced and intuitive to use, they’ve also become easier to personalize. As a result, consumers wield more power over their own technology.

Matthew Casebeer Computer Scientist for MAYA Design, a consulting group that’s focused on simplifying devices and data. He finds that open source  design benefits all who share information through their devices, not just computer scientists that work on fixing problems for large groups of users.

He's interested in creating user-friendly authoring tools that allow consumers to write their own code.

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