Fighting the next generation of cyberattacks
The next generation of cyberattacks will be more sophisticated, more difficult to detect and more capable of wreaking untold damage on the nation's computer systems.
Human and technical ingenuity will be required to defeat shape-shifting malware
The FBI and Europol recently brought down a criminal botnet – a network of remotely-controlled PCs – powered by Beebone, an advanced, polymorphic malware capable of shape-shifting up to 19 times a day to preven ...
Jawbone banks on smart fashion trend beyond watches
On the one hand, or wrist, there may be an eye-catching Apple Watch, while the other will sport with more discreet jewelry packed with Internet Age smarts.
Quantum cryptography at the speed of light: Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters
Imagine having your MRI results sent directly to your phone, with no concern over the security of your private health data. Or knowing your financial information was safe on a server halfway around the world. Or sending highly ...
Intel lifted by data centers, as PC market flounders
US technology giant Intel said Tuesday its profits edged higher in the first quarter, as gains in its data center operations help offset weakness in the personal computer market.
Algorithm able to identify online trolls
Shape changing display could spell the end for the 2D graph
Imagine your computer screen could change shape. Imagine if that screen could spring to life at the touch of a fingertip, translating numbers and trends into shapes and gradients you can reach out and touch.
Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data
The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing," ...
Team tightens bounds on quantum information 'speed limit'
If you're designing a new computer, you want it to solve problems as fast as possible. Just how fast is possible is an open question when it comes to quantum computers, but physicists at the National Institute ...
Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands
Most recent advances in artificial intelligence—such as mobile apps that convert speech to text—are the result of machine learning, in which computers are turned loose on huge data sets to look for patterns.
Maine police pay ransom to hackers to get files back
Some Maine police agencies say they have had no other choice than to pay a ransom to computer hackers to get their police records back.
Electrical control of quantum bits in silicon paves the way to large quantum computers
A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing the construction of affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer ...
PC sales declined—again—in first quarter
Weak demand for desktop computers caused PC sales to plunge again in the first quarter of this year, reflecting the industry's ongoing struggles with the shift to smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets.
Versatile Extra-Sensory Transducer device helps deaf feel, understand speech
A vest that allows the profoundly deaf to "feel" and understand speech is under development by engineering students and their mentors at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine.