Hon Hai sells 'wearable computing' patent to Google
Taiwan's Hon Hai group has sold part of its patent portfolio involving wearable computing to US technology giant Google, it said Saturday.
Smart watches might not fit millennials' needs, expert says
Young adults tend to be early adopters of new technology. But as Samsung Electronics Co. reportedly prepares to unveil its Gear smart watch next month, it could run into a barrier among young users who have grown up with ...
US teens love apps, not tracking
American teenagers love their smartphone apps, but many are avoiding them, due to fears about privacy and location tracking.
Reducing computer viruses in health networks
The hospital IT networks and medical devices that doctors rely on to treat patients are susceptible to their own maladies—computer viruses and other malware.
Image-processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Loosely inspired by a biological brain's approach to making sense of visual information, a University of Michigan researcher is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video ...
Windows 8.1 set for October 18 release
A tweaked version of Microsoft's Windows operating system which restores the "Start" button missed by users and updates other features will be available on October 18, the company said Wednesday.
Breakthrough in memory technologies could bring faster computing, smaller memory device
Memory devices like disk drives, flash drives and RAM play an important role in our lives. They are an essential component of our computers, phones, electronic appliances and cars. Yet current memory devices have significant ...
TV-over-Internet service Aereo continues expansion
Aereo is accelerating the expansion of its $8-a-month service providing broadcast television over the Internet.
New physics in a copper-iridium compound
(Phys.org) —An unexpected magnetic behavior within Sr3CuIrO6, a transition-metal compound (TMC) that combines the transition metal copper with the transition metal iridium has been revealed by research ...
Samsung seeks smart watch trademarks in US, SKorea
Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future ...
Quantum communication controlled by resonance in 'artificial atoms'
Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, together with colleagues in the US and Australia, have developed a method to control a quantum bit for electronic quantum communication in a series of quantum dots, ...
Boosting productivity and inspiring innovation through the cloud
An EU-funded project that aims to demonstrate the importance of mobile cloud computing to EU business was presented recently at the Future Network and Mobile Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Through the launch ...
Miniaturized ultra-small platinum cylinders weaken when their constituents reduced in number
Miniaturizing microscopic metallic objects while enhancing their strength is critical to developing high-performance devices that integrate transistor-like electronics with mechanical components. When these ...
NEC's quarterly loss swells as it abandons smartphones
NEC said Wednesday its net loss swelled in the three months to June, as the Japanese information technology giant announced plans to exit its once-dominant smartphone business.