When your criminal past isn't yours
(AP) -- A clerical error landed Kathleen Casey on the streets.
Feds shut down Megaupload.com file-sharing website (Update)
One of the world's largest file-sharing sites was shut down Thursday, and its founder and several company executives were charged with violating piracy laws, federal prosecutors said.
Playback: 130-year-old sounds revealed
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the early 1880s, three inventorsAlexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter, collectively making up the Volta Laboratory Associatesbrought together their ...
Putting the squeeze on data
(PhysOrg.com) -- Data compression is one of the fundamental research areas in computer science, letting information systems do more with less. It’s the reason the iPod nano can hold thousands of songs instead ...
Apple's restriction-free music downloads create pause
When Apple Inc. announced in January that it would sell restriction-free music files, that was supposed to mean consumers could buy songs and play them on the portable gadget of their choice.
Scientist develops new and free way to send large files around the Web
A new way to send large files around the Web completely free of charge has been launched by the University of Southampton.
Researchers find evidence of earliest instance of parental care in scavenger beetle
SanDisk Ships 64GB SDXC Card
SanDisk Corporation today announced that it has begun shipping the 64 gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Ultra SDXC card, the company's highest capacity SD card ever. With its 64GB capacity, up to 15MB/sec read speed and Class 4 speed ...
NASA scientists listen to data
Robert Alexander spends parts of his day listening to a soft white noise, similar to water falling on the outside of a house during a rainstorm. Every once in a while, he hears an anomalous sound and marks ...
Digital Entertainer brings PC content to big screen
So there you are with all those videos, photos and MP3 music files, and the only place you can play all that digital entertainment is on your computer. It's probably sequestered away somewhere in the room you've designated ...
24,000 files stolen from defense contractor: Pentagon
A foreign intelligence service swiped 24,000 computer files from a US defense contractor in March in one of the largest ever cyberattacks on a Pentagon supplier, a top Defense Department official revealed on Thursday.
Anonymous says it hacked Chinese government sites
(AP) -- China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions.
Google, Motorola ordered to share Android details with Apple
Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility have been ordered to disclose details on the development of the Android operating system to arguably their biggest rival - Apple Inc.
Hackers crack high-tech locks
Security maverick Marc Tobias showed hackers on Saturday how simple it is to defeat some of the world's top high-tech locks.