Robots learn to take a proper handoff by following digitized human examples
A humanoid robot can receive an object handed to it by a person with something approaching natural, human-like motion thanks to a new method developed by scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh in a project partially funded ...
BlackBerry offers BBM to rival devices
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion says it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on competing devices.
RIM unveils cheaper BlackBerry (Update 2)
Research In Motion unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry aimed at consumers in emerging markets on Tuesday, and said it will offer its once-popular BlackBerry Messenger service on iPhones and devices running Google's ...
BlackBerry CEO may announce lower-priced phone (Update)
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has unveiled a lower-cost BlackBerry that is designed for emerging markets.
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
Children's shows like "Sesame Street," inspirational monologues by celebrities and campy movies—these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.
Charting the growth of the Turkish-Iranian plateau
Stretching from the Persian Gulf up through Turkey, the northwest-southeast running Zagros fold-and-thrust belt is a region of extensive crustal deformation and seismic activity. Near the Zagros Mountains the structure of ...
Human impacts on natural world underestimated, new research says
A comprehensive five-year study by University of Calgary ecologists – which included monitoring the activity of wolves, elks, cattle and humans – indicates that two accepted principles of how ecosystems ...
Pentagon clears use of Samsung's devices
Samsung Electronics Co. says the U.S. Department of Defense has approved using Samsung smartphones for its networks.
Riders take load off horses
Horses experience back pain so riders do their best to minimise the loads exerted on horses' backs, but how much of a difference do the different trotting techniques make to the loads horses experience? Patricia de Cocq from ...
World's smallest wireless LED lamp unveiled at LIGHTFAIR 2013
At LIGHTFAIR International 2013 today, Thermal Solution Resources, LLC (TSR) introduced the world's smallest wireless LED lamp – the intelliSSL MR16 – which can be controlled remotely from iOS, Android ...
Review: BlackBerry Q10, the keyboard strikes back
The BlackBerry has finally caught up to the world of touch-screen smartphones. It took time—six years, from the launch of the first iPhone—and it may be too late to save the company that makes it. But ...
RIM expects keyboard BlackBerry in US in late May
The maker of the BlackBerry expects a new version of the phone with a physical keyboard will be available in the U.S. by the end of May.
Glittering Sydney launch for Samsung S4
The sails of one of the world's most iconic buildings, the Sydney Opera House, were lit up with images shot by ordinary Australians Tuesday for the glitzy "blue-carpet" launch of Samsung's new phone.
Random walks on DNA
Scientists have revealed how a bacterial enzyme has evolved an energy-efficient method to move long distances along DNA. The findings, published in Science, present further insight into the coupling of chemical and mechan ...