Image searches are improved by 3-D presentation
Most image and video search engines list their results two-dimensionally. Researchers at the AAU have discovered that the search performance is more satisfying, if the results are displayed using a 3-D interface.
US Centcom says no classified info believed posted by hackers (Update)
US Central Command said Monday no classified information had been posted online after a group declaring sympathy for Islamic State jihadists hacked its social media accounts. ...
Obama: With tech advances come privacy risks for US (Update 3)
President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked and protecting students' private data.
Wearable sensors gather lots of data—now to make it useful
It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do ...
Quantum hard drive breakthrough
Physicists developing a prototype quantum hard drive have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100.
Never mind the selfish gene – ribosomes are the missing link
Since the discovery that DNA encodes genetic information, research on the evolution of life has focused on its genetic origins. Following this "genes-first" approach, Oxford University evolutionary biologist ...
Doing more with less: Steering a quantum path to improved internet security
Research conducted at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, may lead to greatly improved security of information transfer over the internet.
High court to adopt electronic filing of cases
The Supreme Court is belatedly developing an electronic filing system similar to those used in courts around the country, Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday in his annual end-of-year report.
A qubit candidate shines brighter
In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer, a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy (NV) center is playing a big role. NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom and ...
What you tweet when you go party can be useful for improving urban planning
Millions of Twitter users are constantly reporting where they are and what they are doing. With this information, two Spanish computer science experts suggest using geolocalized tweets for urban planning ...
Showing 'The Interview' is part of Google's long-term YouTube plan
Google's decision to distribute "The Interview" on YouTube this week is far more than a defense of free speech. It is a calculated business move that aims to propel the video site from the go-to place for free videos of dancing ...
S. Korea hacking suspect used China IP addresses: investigators
A suspect in the hacking attack on South Korean nuclear reactors has used multiple Internet protocol (IP) addresses based in China, investigators said Wednesday.
Throwing money at data breach may make it worse
Information systems researchers at the University of Arkansas, who studied the effect of two compensation strategies used by Target in reaction to a large-scale data breach that affected more than 70 million customers, have ...
Sony faces 4th ex-employee lawsuit over hack
A former director of technology for Sony Pictures Entertainment has sued the company over the data breach that resulted in the online posting of his private financial and personal information.