Technology's power to misinform dims utopian hopes
(Phys.org) -- The ability for computer technology to automatically create a society of smart, tolerant citizens may be more hype and hope than reality,according to a Penn State Altoona researcher.
Iran denies has plan to cut Internet access
Iran has denied online reports surfacing Tuesday that it plans to cut access to the Internet in August and replace it with a national intranet, according to a statement by the ministry of communication and ...
China's mobile phone subscriptions top a billion
China said Friday it had broken the barrier of one billion mobile phone accounts at the end of February, as more people in the world's most populous country ditch fixed phones.
How quantum physics could make 'The Matrix' more efficient
Researchers have discovered a new way in which computers based on quantum physics could beat the performance of classical computers. The work, by researchers based in Singapore and the UK, implies that a Matrix-like ...
FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers
(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier ...
Highest honors for quantum computer pioneer
Experimental physicist Rainer Blatt from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, will receive the Stern-Gerlach Medal of the German Physical Society. The medal ...
Report: Tablets helping improve news consumption
Mobile technology appears to be increasing the public appetite for news but it's far from clear whether the news industry will profit from that, a study issued Monday concluded.
Obama names new chief technology officer
US President Barack Obama named a new chief technology officer on Friday to lead efforts to inject innovation into government.
The trustworthy cloud
Not a week goes by without reports on security gaps, data theft or hacker attacks. Both businesses and private users are becoming increasingly uneasy. However, when it comes to technologies like cloud computing, trust and ...
Revision of SP 800-53 addresses current cybersecurity threats, adds privacy controls
A major revision of a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) publication released today by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) adds guidance for combating new information security threats ...
HP CEO pleads patience as earnings fall 44 pct
(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Meg Whitman pleaded for patience Thursday as she described operational challenges and other internal problems that contributed to a decline in earnings at one of the world's ...
Eye-tracking studies: first impressions form quickly on the web
When viewing a website, it takes users less than two-tenths of a second to form a first impression, according to recent eye-tracking research conducted at Missouri University of Science and Technology. But ...
India outsourcers see export growth slowing
India's flagship information technology and business services sector forecast on Wednesday that export growth would slow in the next financial year amid global "economic uncertainties."
Japan's Fujitsu hit by third-quarter loss
Japanese high-tech giant Fujitsu plunged into a net loss for the three months to December, it said Tuesday, as it slashed its full-year sales and profit forecast.