Open source gives new life to old Windows XP machines
As the sun sets on Microsoft's support for Windows XP this may be a great time to think about trying out a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) operating system for your still-working PC. ...
Intel makes new moves on Edison: Atom yes, Quark no
Mathematicians put their own spin on the search for rare prime numbers
Most of us learned what a prime number is in our early days of math class: An integer divisible only by itself and by one. But what you may not have realized is the search for the rarest of them is an international ...
How your computer could reveal what's driving record rain and heat in Australia and NZ
Australians and New Zealanders can now use their computers to help scientists discover if climate change has contributed to record heatwaves, droughts and flooding across both countries.
Japanese language inspires student to develop unique computer game
A love of Japanese culture has inspired a University of Derby student to design a computer game which teaches the language to gamers as they play.
Red Hat programmer discovers major security flaw in Linux
Foundation report looks at the who-and-what behind Linux
Instant messaging will get Tor treatment in TIMB
Adobe Flash Player updates confront zero-day exploit
BoomRoom's sound by design uses array of loudspeakers
Platform would protect smartphones from cyber criminals
Criminals don't have to pick your pocket to get what they want out of your mobile. But a certifiably secure operating platform is being developed by Swedish researchers so that consumers can be confident that their mobile ...
Promise and peril in an ultra-connected world
(AP)—We're in the beginning of a world in which everything is connected to the Internet and with one another, while powerful yet relatively cheap computers analyze all that data for ways to improve lives.
Review: Lots of innovations beyond iOS and Android
(AP)—The "1 percent" is often used to disparage the American elites at the very top of the wealth scale. When it comes to smartphones, however, the "1 percent" is the bottom of the heap.
The new technologies needed for dealing with big data
While much focus and discussion of the so-called "Big Data revolution" has been on the data itself and the exciting new applications it is enabling—from Google's self-driving cars through to CSIRO and University ...