After a close look at word, syntax, and punctuation patterns in user-generated content, Hebrew University researchers come up with software that can detect sarcasm in online communication.
As usual, today's Friday episode of The 404 Podcast covers random topics including the next Spider-Man film, a software program that recognizes sarcasm, and our favorite subject: Chinese people.
Too busy doing lab experiments to read Crave this week? You missed out on synthetic cells, sarcasm, and tweeting cows. If only those were all part of the same experiment.
RSA chief scientist Ari Juels explains why classical literature has a place in IT security, and what to make of security in radio frequency identification.
A gadget for text messaging without cell service sees a spike in interest from the pro-privacy crypto and Bitcoin communities -- even though that wasn't its creators' intention.
This powerful, sensor-fitted cup identifies what you're drinking and tells you how it affects your health and hydration needs.
Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys.
Google will acquire Global IP Solutions for video and voice, Amazon preps Kindle for Android, and how to tell if a tweet is sarcastic.
Researchers create a tool they say can predict character traits such as dominance and meanness with an accuracy above 90 percent. It can also tell you where you land on the scale of perceived attractiveness.
Israeli researchers develop a tool called Pedesis that spots words, phrases, and even metaphors that indicate depression in online text.