Study indicates housing market cycles have become longer
A statistical analysis of data from 20 industrial countries covering the period 1970 to 2012 suggests housing market pricing cycles—normal, boom and bust phases—have become longer over the last four decades.
Researcher shows music industry building walls to limit data
Major record labels have capitalized on iTunes to maintain the same advantages that they held previously through physical media distribution networks, a recently published paper by a UT Arlington assistant ...
The positive sides of doping: Scientists boost CdTe solar cell efficiency
Flexible thin film solar cells that can be produced by roll-to-roll manufacturing are a highly promising route to cheap solar electricity. Now scientists from Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials ...
Microsoft unveils operating system update
Software giant Microsoft has unveiled the updated version of its touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system at the world's second largest computer show in Taipei.
Wikipedia's early stock market warning signs
(Phys.org) —Wikipedia could have been used as early warning signs of stock market movements, according to a new study. Researchers led by Dr Suzy Moat, Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Business School, ...
Hackers cause stir with 'Obama injured' AP tweet
Hackers spooked markets Tuesday after breaking into the Associated Press's Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House.
'Do Not Track' privacy effort at crossroads
A movement by privacy activists to curb tracking of Internet users' browsing habits scored a major victory last month when Microsoft launched its new browser with "do not track" as the default, or automatic ...
Could this be the end of stock market crashes?
(Phys.org)—A 72-year study of the Dow Jones could help avoid the kind of stock market crash that struck the world economy in 2008.
Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8
While Microsoft is touting next week's launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure consumers away ...
Murata turns to tiniest device for big business
(AP)—Small is big for Murata: The Japanese electronics maker has developed the world's tiniest version of a component known as the capacitor. And that's potentially big business.
Hackers topple Huawei routers
Hackers at an infamous Def Con gathering were shown how to easily slip into computer networks through some routers made by Chinese electronics colossus Huawei Technologies.
Intel fights to keep customers from defecting
Some of chip colossus Intel's biggest customers and partners are exploring a competing microprocessor design, signaling the start of a much-anticipated tech donnybrook that analysts say could trigger a dramatic shift in the ...
AMD joins forces with ARM Holdings to battle common rival Intel
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ARM Holdings PLC appear to be teaming up to do battle with their common rival, Intel Corp.
Facebook smartphone could come by next year: report
Facebook hopes to release its own smartphone by next year, as the newly public social networking giant looks to boost its revenue in the mobile Internet market, the New York Times reported Monday.