Entrepreneurial teen mines bitcoins, pays father for the power
One sign that Evan Neal isn't your typical 16-year-old: He contributes several hundred dollars toward the monthly electric bill at his father's house to cover the cost of running his energy-hungry computer equipment.
BlackBerry stock falls after Apple-IBM deal
Blackberry stock fell sharply Wednesday, one day after the announcement of a landmark deal between rivals Apple and IBM to offer custom-tailored apps for businesses.
Google making low-cost smartphone for emerging markets (Update)
Google announced Wednesday it was working on a low-cost smartphone aimed at emerging markets as part of an initiative called Android One.
Oracle buying Micros Systems for about $5.3B (Update)
Software maker Oracle is buying Micros Systems Inc., which provides software and hardware to the hospitality and retail industries, for about $5.3 billion.
Valve demos updated version of its VR headset to rave reviews
Computer scientists develop tool to make the Internet of Things safer
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security- a first for the field. One of the tool's potential ...
PlayStation 4 leads jump in US console sales
Sony's PlayStation 4 led a surge in console sales that lifted the US video game market in April, said figures released Thursday by market research firm NPD Group.
Neuromorphic computing 'roadmap' envisions analog path to simulating human brain
(Phys.org) —In the field of neuromorphic engineering, researchers study computing techniques that could someday mimic human cognition. Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently ...
PS4 and Xbox One fuel US videogame industry sales
NPD Group reported Thursday that new consoles from Sony and Microsoft powered a winning holiday season for the videogame industry in the United States.
How to program unreliable chips
As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the ...
Motorola studying modular smartphone
When it comes to mobile applications, consumers can customize their phones with just a few taps. Motorola Mobility wants to make it that easy to personalize a gadget's hardware.
Computer scientists develop new approach to sort cells up to 38 times faster
A team of engineers led by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a new approach that marries computer vision and hardware optimization to sort cells up to 38 times ...
Researchers report on hardware Trojans that are undetectable
US mobile shopping revenues top $10b in 2013
US mobile shoppers spent more than $10 billion in the first half of 2013, in a segment making strong inroads in retailing, a survey showed Tuesday.