New cloud computing system can reduce carbon emissions
(Phys.org) —Computer scientists at Trinity College Dublin and IBM Dublin have made a significant advance that will allow companies to reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions, drive down costs, and minimise network delays ...
Study of copper connections uncovers route to improving the reliability of electronic devices
One in five electronic-device failures is a result of corrosion. Bonds, the metal connections that enable the current to flow from one component to the next (see image), are a particular weak point. Understanding ...
Calling all girls: Coding is cool!
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program aimed ...
Twitter desktop website gets mobile look
Twitter revamped its desktop webpages Monday to better mirror the experience of visiting the popular one-to-many text messaging service on smartphones.
SimCity coming down from the "cloud"
Hugely popular SimCity will be coming down from the cloud, letting fans play the rich world simulation game without needing to be connected to the Internet.
The hottest gadgets of CES: 3-D printers to 4K TVs
The biggest gadget trade show in the Americas wrapped up on Friday in Las Vegas after swamping the city with 150,000 attendees. This year, "wearable" computing was big, along with various 3-D technologies, ...
Cloud-computing boosts German software giant SAP
German software giant SAP said on Friday that cloud-computing boosted sales and earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the year as a whole.
Wearable tech sees all, so choose what you want to share
This week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has offered up a veritable smörgåsbord of wearable technology. We've seen devices of all kinds to tempt us into this new age. So now is the time to decide ...
EPFL scientists have developed an innovative mathematical method to greatly improve computer modeling of metamaterials.
PCs cap worst-ever sales year with another 4Q drop
A new report says personal computer sales slipped even further during the holiday shopping season, capping the worst annual decline in the PC industry's history.
Safer vehicles brake and steer out of harm's way
Scientists at Chalmers University in Göteborg, Sweden, are working with a team at car manufacturer Volvo to develop a vehicle control system that can take over steering and breaking when it detects an imminent collision. ...
Few 'wearables' balance fashion and function
Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.
Sony unveils game service as PS4 sales top 4.2 million
Sony on Tuesday announced a hotly-anticipated streaming game service along with the news that it sold more than 4.2 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the start of this year.
Mathematics for safer medicine
Natural sciences continuously produce larger and more complex data sets – using elaborate sensor technology or computer simulations. But can researchers be sure that the results of their computer simulations are reliable ...