Russian man who created SpyEye pleads guilty (Update)
A Russian man pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge Tuesday after federal authorities say he created a computer program that has been used to drain bank accounts.
NY school all-in on trend of all-digital textbooks
Around the country, schools are increasingly dumping heavy, expensive printed textbooks and putting the material online.
Researchers develop new expert-finding technique for online forums
Online discussion forums have become a popular means for seeking and sharing knowledge, but they vary in their effectiveness in identifying specific expertise for problem solving.
Engineers design spacesuit tools, biomedical sensors to keep astronauts healthy
Kansas State University researchers are improving astronauts' outerwear for outer space.
Airline industry swooping in to prevent cyberattacks
Worried that computer hackers attacking banks and media companies could easily shift targets, the airline industry is taking preemptive steps to ensure it doesn't become the next victim.
How to program unreliable chips
As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...
Breathing underwater: Evidence of microscopic life in oceanic crust
Although long thought to be devoid of life, the bottom of the deep ocean is now known to harbor entire ecosystems teeming with microbes. Scientists have recently documented that oxygen is disappearing from ...
Beautiful brushstrokes drawn from data
(Phys.org) —A good painter uses simple strokes of a brush to bring texture, contrast and depth to a blank canvas. In comparison, computer programs can have difficulty reproducing the complex and varied ...
Review: New Surface tablets make typing easy
Is Microsoft's Surface a tablet or a laptop? I'm not quite sure, but it is a lot easier to type on than an iPad.
Mitsuku chatbot has good answers for the Loebner Prize
Detecting program-tampering in the cloud
For small and midsize organizations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the cloud—huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet—can be much more cost-effective than buying their ...
Synthetic speech system puts a dampener on noisy announcements
Public announcements in noisy places – such as railway stations, airports, or sports venues – could become quieter and clearer in future, thanks to new research.
People who lie while texting take longer to respond
Ever been trading a flurry of text messages when there's an awkward pause? Well, new research shows you probably should be suspicious.
NIST study advances use of iris images as a long-term form of identification
A new report* by biometric researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) uses data from thousands of frequent travelers enrolled in an iris recognition program to determine that ...