Mathematical model predicts success of movies at the box office
A group of Japanese scientists have surprised themselves by being able to predict the success or failure of blockbuster movies at the box office using a set of mathematical models.
Nist releases final version of revised Bluetooth security guide
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final version of the Guide to Bluetooth Security (NIST Special Publication 800-121 Rev. 1). The publication is a revision of the original guide, which was ...
Peer-to-peer services are transforming the technology and business domains of the Internet
Peer-to-peer (P2P) services are emerging in mobile devices, such as smartphones, equipped with an Internet connection.
Instrument integration begins at Goddard on MMS spacecraft
(Phys.org) -- The decks have arrived. Engineers working on NASA'S Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission have started integrating instruments on the first of four instrument decks in a newly fabricated cleanroom ...
Under Microsoft, Skype aims for one billion users
Microsoft's Skype Internet telephone service hopes to quadruple the number of users to get to one billion, division president Tony Bates said Thursday.
Social networks play emerging role in Mexico election
Online social networks, a newcomer in Mexican elections, are making a mark on the country's presidential campaign, forcing candidates to respond to issues and protests enabled by the Internet.
Cable cos to share access on 50,000 Wi-Fi hotspots
(AP) -- Cable TV companies are trying to give their customers another reason not to cancel their service: better access to Wi-Fi hotspots.
Optimus LTE 2: LG unveils new smartphone to revive business
South Korea's LG Electronics on Thursday unveiled a new version of its Optimus smartphone with greater memory and a more powerful battery, in an attempt to catch up with its rivals.
Wireless startup LightSquared files for bankruptcy
LightSquared Inc., which hoped to create an independent wireless broadband network in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday.
Verizon to auction spectrum worth billions
Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it will auction a parcel of radio frequencies, which could be worth billions of dollars in an industry scrambling to offer consumers more cellular broadband.
Expanded study will track adolescent behavior on Facebook
A large-scale, long-term UT Dallas study focusing on adolescent friendships and electronic communication is expanding to include Facebook posts.
Protest targets US cyber intelligence legislation
Civil liberties groups on Monday launched protests targeting proposed US cyber intelligence law that they fear would let police freely dip into people's private online information.
Technology's power to misinform dims utopian hopes
(Phys.org) -- The ability for computer technology to automatically create a society of smart, tolerant citizens may be more hype and hope than reality,according to a Penn State Altoona researcher.
Developing countries face digital divide: study
The World Economic Forum said Wednesday that the BRICS countries, despite their booming economies, are lagging behind their rivals when it comes to capitalizing on Internet technologies.