New social network for teenagers experiences a growth spurt
The millionaire creator of a Facebook competitor for teenagers, Pascal Lorne needed, well, teenagers.
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets fresh funding
Flush with a reported $5.5 million in fresh funding, upstart social network Ello on Thursday legally changed its corporate standing to back a promise to remain ad-free.
Paper-based synthetic gene networks could enable rapid detection of Ebola and other viruses
Synthetic gene networks hold great potential for broad biotechnology and medical applications, but so far they have been limited to the lab. A study published by Cell Press October 23rd in the journal Cell reveals a new ...
Beyond LOL cats, social networks could become trove of biodiversity data
Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. Grumpy Cat. "Peanut," the Ugliest Dog in the World. These might be a sampling of the most familiar animals to millions of users of social networking sites like Facebook.
Facebook goes retro with 'Rooms' chat app
Facebook on Thursday released an application that lets people create virtual "rooms" to chat about whatever they wish using any name they would like.
Synthetic biology on ordinary paper, results off the page
New achievements in synthetic biology announced today by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow complex cellular recognition reactions to proceed outside ...
Survey: Harassment a common part of online life (Update)
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.
Extremely stretchable hydrogels may be used in artificial muscles
Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat
Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.
Making smartphone browsing 20% faster while reducing power consumption by 40%
Nokia Networks today announced that it has conducted the first live network trial of a software feature that improves smartphone performance on 3G networks. Nokia High Speed Cell FACH cuts smartphone-generated network signaling ...
Robots recognize humans in disaster environments
Through a computational algorithm, a team of researchers from the University of Guadalajara (UDG) in Mexico, developed a neural network that allows a small robot to detect different patterns, such as images, ...
Japan court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses
A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first such case in Japan.
New 100 Gbps high-speed transatlantic network to benefit science collaborations
Scientists across the U.S. will soon have access to new, ultra high-speed network links spanning the Atlantic Ocean, thanks to a project currently underway to extend ESnet (the U.S. Department of Energy's ...
Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales
Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.