Engineers work to ease Internet data flow as demand for video grows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and Skype have become household names as demand soars for movies, television shows, amateur videos, and video calls delivered via the Internet and mobile networks. As ...
Japan's Ricoh to buy Pentax digital camera brand
Japanese office equipment and camera maker Ricoh on Friday said it would buy Hoya Corporation's Pentax digital camera business as it looks to expand its consumer products business.
S. Korea firm to launch mega-fast wireless service
South Korea's top mobile carrier SK Telecom said it would launch its super-fast 4G wireless service Friday to meet growing demand from users of smartphones and tablet computers.
Wyo. turns to Google for gov't computing services
(AP) -- Wyoming has become the first state to begin using a suite of cloud computing tools from Google for its entire executive branch of government, allowing data and applications to be stored on remote servers and accessed ...
Android phones to pit vampires against slayers
Facial recognition startup Viewdle on Wednesday began letting Android smartphone users see which of the people around them are vampires and which are vampire slayers.
Hackers target British anti-crime agency website
Hackers who have hit the websites of the CIA, US Senate, Sony and others during a month-long rampage claimed on Monday to have knocked the site of Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) offline.
Japan to fine or jail computer virus creators
Japan will punish people who create or wilfully spread computer viruses with fines and prison terms of up to three years under a new law enacted by parliament.
Hackers claim another Sony attack
Hackers claimed to have staged another attack on Japanese electronics giant Sony, publishing online a file containing source code for the Sony Computer Entertainment Developer Network.
Apple looks set to launch cloud-based music service
Just weeks after Amazon and Google unveiled their music offerings, Apple appears set to raise the bar.
Apple nears music deal with labels
Apple Inc. is close to securing deals with all four major recording companies on a music service that will allow users to stream songs stored on remote computer servers, presumably to an array of portable ...
Sony boss: cannot guarantee security after hacking
Sony chief Howard Stringer has warned he can no longer guarantee the security of the electronics giant's gaming network in the "bad new world" of cybercrime after one of the biggest Internet data breaches.
Forest Service unveils first comprehensive forecast on southern forests
The USDA Forest Service and the Southern Group of State Foresters released the first phase of the Southern Forest Futures Project report on Tuesday, May 17, which identifies areas forest managers will focus on to maintain ...
Netflix reaches 'strategic' agreement with Miramax
US movie rental company Netflix and studio Miramax have reached a multi-year agreement, under which Netflix members in the United States will be able to instantly watch motion pictures from the Miramax film ...
Google to launch online music service: report
Internet giant Google could launch an online music service as early as Tuesday to rival Amazon's "cloud" service, which allows users to store digital music online, the Wall Street Journal reported.