Hackers infiltrate insurer Anthem, access customer details
Health insurer Anthem said hackers infiltrated its computer network and gained access to a host of personal information for customers and employees, including CEO Joseph Swedish.
Apple in talks for streaming TV content
Apple is in talks aimed at getting hold of content for a pay-television service, technology news website Re/code reported on Wednesday.
A wave of financial tech firms is shaking up the world of banking
Digital technology and pervasive access to the internet have reshaped many industries, and banking is no exception: Hampden and Co is the latest in a short but growing list of digital-only banks built not of bricks and mo ...
Machine learning offers insights into evolution of monkey faces
Computers are able to use monkey facial patterns not only to correctly identify species, but also distinguish individuals within species, a team of scientists has found. Their findings, which rely on computer ...
Lenovo profit falls five percent after Motorola acquisition
Lenovo Group said Tuesday its quarterly profit declined 5 percent, reflecting the computer maker's acquisition of the unprofitable Motorola mobile phone business.
Engineers use disorder to control light on a nanoscale
A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in computer chips, as well as new types of optical materials ...
Chipmaker Intel to buy German broadband specialist Lantiq
Chip-making giant Intel plans to buy a German company that specializes in broadband access and home networking technologies, as part of a push to reach more households with high-end technology.
Incentives encourage greater exploration, research finds
Poet Robert Frost urged us to explore "the road not taken." But what if you're not driving the bus? How do you encourage others to explore less-traveled roads? Cornell researchers have found an answer in an area of computer ...
Toward practical quantum computers: Technique extends duration of fragile quantum states
Quantum computers are experimental devices that promise exponential speedups on some computational problems. Where a bit in a classical computer can represent either a 0 or a 1, a quantum bit, or qubit, can ...
Researchers parallelize a common data structure to work with multicore chips
Every undergraduate computer-science major takes a course on data structures, which describes different ways of organizing data in a computer's memory. Every data structure has its own advantages: Some are ...
Report disputes claims that US hacked reporter's computer
A Justice Department inspector general report is disputing allegations by former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson that the federal government secretly monitored her personal computer.
Quantum computer makes finding new physics more difficult
Physicists often work unusual hours. You will find them running experiments at 4am and 10pm. This is because, so long as the pertinent conditions inside a lab – such as temperature or light level – are ...
Mental health monitoring through 'selfie' videos and social media tracking
Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed an innovative approach to turn any computer or smartphone with a camera into a personal mental health monitoring device.
Quantum computer as detector shows space is not squeezed
Ever since Einstein proposed his special theory of relativity in 1905, physics and cosmology have been based on the assumption that space looks the same in all directions - that it's not squeezed in one direction ...