Designing a better satellite
(Phys.org) —If you have ever plugged your digital camera into your desktop to download photos, then you have used what is known in computing circles as a "plug and play" interface. Basically, plug and play refers to any ...
British teenage whiz strikes deal with Yahoo
At 17, he's a tech whiz, he's rich—and he can even offer some advice on how to raise your kids. Teenage programmer Nick D'Aloisio's decision to sell his news application Summly to Yahoo for what's rumored to ...
Mobile LIDAR technology expanding rapidly
(Phys.org) —Imagine driving down a road a few times and obtaining in an hour more data about the surrounding landscape than a crew of surveyors could obtain in months.
How Mars failures helped the Curiosity rover land
Mars is a graveyard; a spot where many a spacecraft slammed into the surface or perhaps, burned up in the atmosphere. This added drama to the Mars Curiosity rover landing last August.
Automated testing of complex Web 2.0 applications prevents security vulnerabilities
So far there are no methods to test complex web 2.0 applications systematically and at low cost for malfunctions and security vulnerabilities. Therefore, computer scientists from Saarland University have ...
Automatic test procedures for apps on smartphones and tablets
For many so-called apps, developers and companies have not adequately ensured that the mini-programs are actually working the way they should. Therefore, computer scientists at Saarland University developed ...
No downtime for communication: New framework allows for asynchronous communication in exascale machines
(Phys.org)—The productivity of a group of colleagues on a project is always more efficient when required information is sent as soon as it becomes available, rather than sending a request for information ...
Video: Gates, Zuckerberg urge kids to code (Update)
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter creator Jack Dorsey are among the tech luminaries appearing in a new video promoting the teaching and learning of computer coding in schools.
HTC settles US charges of security flaws on devices
Taiwan-based electronics maker HTC settled charges with US regulators that it failed to provide adequate security for smartphones and tablet computers sold to Americans, officials said Friday.
Twitter makes ad campaigns easier
Twitter on Wednesday made it easier to run ad campaigns using tweeted messages in a move that promised to ramp up the company's money-making potential and prospects for a stock market debut.
In info age, Belgian diamond heist is a throwback
(AP)—At a time when many robberies take place at the click of a mouse, a group of jewel thieves has shown there's still a potential payoff for old-fashioned criminals willing to use disguises, planning ...
Crazy Talk gives voice to pictures
There was Crazy Talk at Macworld on Friday.
'jOBS' film stars regale Apple faithful at Macworld
Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad went before the Apple faithful on Thursday, sharing the terror and elation of portraying the "two Steves" long revered by the cult of the Mac.
Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities (Update)
Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.