South By Southwest: Secrets, spying, chef Watson
FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year.
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...
Resourceful computing advances chemistry at Caltech
In the 21st century, it seems impossible to imagine a group of researchers sharing just one computer. However, several decades ago—when computers required big budgets and lots of space—this hypothetical ...
German IT market eyes 2014 growth but lags global pace
The German IT and communications sector is set to return to growth in 2014 driven by smartphones and tablet computers but still trail a booming global market, an industry lobby said Sunday.
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced 150,000 attacks per second: report
Bitcoin exchange MtGox faced massive hacker offensives last month, coming under some 150,000 DDoS attacks per second for several days ahead of its spectacular failure, a report said Sunday.
British abortion group fined over personal data hack
Britain's biggest abortion provider was fined Friday by a data protection watchdog after a computer hacker obtained the details of thousands of women who had sought its help.
US Sony chief out amid restructuring
Jack Tretton will step down this month as chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America, the company announced Thursday.
Birds display lateralization bias when selecting flight paths
Flocks of birds manage to navigate through difficult environments by individuals having predispositions to favour the left- or right-hand side, according to research published in PLOS Computational Biology this week.
Computer science students help singers learn their vowels (w/ Video)
Voice students who want to perfect how they sing their vowels could get help from a new simple, free application developed by a group of University of Rochester students who developed it as part of their Human-Computer Interaction ...
Engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors
(Phys.org) —Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you're using it? That heat is a byproduct of the microprocessors in your device using electric current to power computer ...
Game play remains at heart of changing lifestyles
For almost as long as there have been computers, there have been people intent in playing games with them.
Facebook's clout in wireless industry is growing fast
Less than two years ago, disillusioned investors were fleeing Facebook Inc. stock, worried the company would never figure out how to make the leap to mobile devices from personal computers, let alone make money on them.
PlayStation 4 sales top six million
Sony on Tuesday announced it has sold more than six million PlayStation 4 consoles since the videogame system debuted in November.
Researchers use computer simulations developed for aircraft design to improve treatment of human airways
A more accurate and successful, yet complex approach used in designing an airplane is now taking off in the health care industry. The end result is helping patients with pulmonary disorders breathe easier, ...