Computer vision and mobile technology could help blind people 'see'
Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology which could enable blind and visually-impaired people to 'see' through their smartphone or tablet.
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
A University of Michigan researcher has collaborated on the creation of a mobile app that will help young children in China learn English.
New app sheds light on phone usage
A year ago, Northwestern University PhD student John Rula accidentally left his smartphone in a taxi. After exiting the car, he checked his pockets multiple times only to find them empty. That's when the ...
For app developers, more big changes are coming soon
The App Store revolutionized the tech world when it opened in summer 2008, spawning a billion-dollar industry in one fell swoop. It was neither the first nor the largest back then, but the store quickly exploded in popularity, ...
Microsoft to buy German start-up behind Wunderlist app: report
Microsoft has agreed to acquire 6Wunderkinder GmbH, a Berlin-based startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app, for between $100-200 million (91-182 million euros), the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
YouTube's toddler app full of disturbing videos, say child advocates who want FTC to investigate
Searching for videos on how to juggle knives while balancing a chain saw? Taste battery acid? Make chlorine gas? Tie a noose?
Singapore Games to be streamed live on mobile apps, YouTube
The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in June in high-tech Singapore will be streamed live on dedicated mobile apps and YouTube, organisers said Monday.
New mobile app extends outreach of SAWBO educational videos
Whether the need is to educate people in West Africa about preventing Ebola or to train farmers in Latin America on preventing postharvest loss, Scientific Animations without Borders has an app - and an animated ...
Twitter founder feeling 'Super' as he heads in new direction
Biz Stone knows abandoning a struggling project to try something else can be a smart move. After all, he was part of a team that dumped the seldom-heard podcasting service Odeo nearly a decade ago to work ...
Facebook dives deep into news with publisher deal (Update)
Facebook pushed deeper into the media business Wednesday by crafting a deal with news publishers which allows the social network to deliver articles directly to readers and could reshape the news landscape.
In Tech: Mobile app, mobile phone, online TV
The iconic designer behind the simulation video games "Sim City" and "The Sims" wants people to tell stories visually on their mobile phones.
Colombian app builds rewards into bicycle culture
Bogota-based startup Biko is out to make bicycling pay off for riders in traffic-choked cities around the world.
In the future, finding clean water might be as easy as snapping a photo
Researchers at McMaster's Biointerfaces Institute have created a mobile app that can determine just how contaminated a sample of water might be.
Apple, IBM, Japan Post team up to improve elderly care
Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country.