Drones left out of air traffic plans
Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft ...
Entrepreneur, activist Sina Khanifar on digital copyright reform
When the Librarian of Congress reversed course and banned the unlocking of cellphones two years ago, Sina Khanifar took it as almost a personal affront.
New VertLife project will sprout a forest of family trees
A Yale-led effort to bring "big data" to the study of biodiversity has received a $2.5 million boost, courtesy of the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a new, Genealogy of Life program at ...
Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?
Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.
Apple's smartwatch: Timely idea or clocked out?
Apple is a habitual party crasher, but can the company's history of arriving late and making a big splash in various gadget categories continue with the Apple Watch?
Coinbase taking Bitcoin wallet platform to Europe
San Francisco-based Coinbase is taking its Bitcoin wallet to Europe with an aim of enticing more people there to use the digital currency.
Apple pushes digital wallet with Apple Pay
Apple is betting that people want to pay with a tap of the phone rather than a swipe of the card.
Vice Media 'bad boy' strategy pays off handsomely
The bad boy of digital media is now the king of the hill.
USA Today cuts jobs amid print woes
USA Today said Thursday it was eliminating 60 to 70 jobs as the large daily responds to declining print circulation and ad revenues.
Spatial movie production – more creative and better value
The days when the camera viewed a scene from a single position are long gone. Nowadays, special effects are in demand, and even more so if they're in 3D. Researchers in the Spatial-AV project looked at how ...
Researchers reveal carbon emissions of PlayStation 3 game distribution
It's not always true that digital distribution of media will have lower carbon emissions than distribution by physical means, at least when file sizes are large.
Cleveland welcomes growing field of server farms (Update)
Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance ...
Early computer oscillator could become a core part of quantum computers
At the dawn of the era of solid-state electronics, a variety of promising technologies were competing to supplant the then-ubiquitous vacuum tube. The transistor quickly proved to be the fastest and most ...
Ecuador heralds digital currency plans (Update)
Ecuador is planning to create what it calls the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, ...