New search engine lets users look for relevant results faster
Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones, and helps people to do searches more efficiently.
Student digital privacy protections welcomed by parents, teachers
When Courtney Lorentz's 6-year-old daughter brought home an iPad from school last fall, the Deerfield, Ill., mom wanted assurance that the thoughts, ideas and personal information her daughter typed into the device would ...
Image: Aletsch Glacier from orbit
Parts of the Swiss and Italian Alps are pictured in this satellite image.
Scotty project eyes uniqueness, sharing issues in 3D printing
Review: Open e-book format comes with headaches
In the world of e-books, you largely have a choice between Amazon's Kindle and everyone else.
Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers
As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment ...
Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device
Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples ...
Box wraps up IPO at $14 per share to raise $175 million
Online storage provider Box has wrapped up its long-delayed IPO at $14 per share, setting up a test of investors' appetite for a rapidly growing technology company that hasn't proven it can make money.
New algorithm resolves Wi-Fi interference problems
To overcome the problem of interference between wireless networks, a doctoral student at EPFL has developed an algorithm that automatically selects the best frequency band according to the usage of neighboring ...
NHL sends GoPro cameras onto the ice
Ice hockey fans will get a new perspective on the fast-moving game when National Hockey League players don GoPro cameras, starting with this weekend's all-star fixture.
Netflix eyes empire as Internet TV battle heats up
Netflix is ramping up efforts to conquer the world with its streaming video service, even as competition is heating up in the growing market for Internet television.
Nadella: Microsoft aspires to get consumers 'loving Windows'
Microsoft upped its bid to capture the hearts and minds of technology consumers Wednesday with Windows 10, announcing everything from free upgrades for the majority of Windows users to support for nascent holographic dis ...
Review: New TV tech focuses on better picture
It's taken them a while to get there, but TV makers now seem to think that the way to improve the boob tube - and sell more sets at higher prices - is by having it display a better-looking picture.
Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits
Research by scientists attached to the EC's Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra-low temperature 2D materials, creating the potential for electronic devices which dissipate very little ...