Hackers find weaknesses in car computer systems
As cars become more like PCs on wheels, what's to stop a hacker from taking over yours? In recent demonstrations, hackers have shown they can slam a car's brakes at freeway speeds, jerk the steering wheel ...
Always-on Android voice-controlled Ubi starts pre-orders
Micro fuel cells made of glass: Power for your iPad?
(Phys.org)—Engineers at Yale University have developed a new breed of micro fuel cell that could serve as a long-lasting, low-cost, and eco-friendly power source for portable electronic devices, such as ...
Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
(Phys.org)—An international team of scientists has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.
HP launches power-efficient Moonshot servers
Hewlett-Packard on Monday launched a Moonshot system that uses smartphone-style chips to power compact, efficient data center servers.
Microsoft to buy Nokia phones, patents for $7.2B
Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological ...
New method of producing nanomagnets for information technology
An international team of researchers has found a new method of producing molecular magnets. Their thin layer systems made of cobalt and an organic material could pave the way for more powerful storage media ...
Disney Research develops method to provide tactile feedback in free air
Depth cameras and other motion-tracking devices allow people to use natural gestures to play computer games, yet the experience remains unnatural because they can't feel what their eyes can see. Disney Research, Pittsburgh, ...
"Is that a smartwatch you're not wearing?" Google's may actually appear
US Patent Office denies 'iPad Mini' trademark
The US Patent and Trademark Office has denied Apple's application for a trademark to safeguard its widely popular iPad mini tablet, saying the case to own the phrase was too weak.
TV-over-Internet service Aereo expands to Boston
Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that is threatening the broadcast and cable TV industries, is expanding to Boston on May 15.
Professor leads photonics revolution to help researchers access high-tech foundry services
(Phys.org)—Michael Hochberg joined the University of Delaware in the spring of 2012 as an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering.
Metamaterials and transformation optics control light on a microchip
Using a combination of the new tools of metamaterials and transformation optics, engineers at Penn State University have developed designs for miniaturized optical devices that can be used in chip-based optical ...
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.