HTML5 spec editor slams Google & gang's DRM bid
Students' designs for cellular-networking protocols help define the limits of protocol performance
In the 21st century, design contests have emerged as a way to make rapid progress on tough computational problems. The million-dollar Netflix Prize, which sought to improve Netflix's movie recommendation ...
Microsoft unbundles Kinect from Xbox One
In a move to spur sales of the Xbox One and catch up with rival Sony's PlayStation 4, Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it will start selling the console without the Kinect sensor, which cuts $100 from the price.
Review: Fire TV device great, but not fully ready
Amazon's new Fire TV streaming device shows a lot of potential in bringing together the best features from competing devices and adding voice search on top of that.
European parliament adopts 'net neutrality' law (Update)
The European Parliament voted Thursday to stop Internet providers from charging for preferential access to their networks—a step cheered by consumer groups and startups but bemoaned by the telecommunications industry.
Commentary: Say goodbye to the Internet we've known
If you like how cable television works, you're going to love how a court decision this week could change the Internet.
'Ultra HD' takes center stage but skepticism remains
Television giants at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are touting the wonders of ultra high-definition screens despite doubts by analysts that people will buy them.
New software battle coming to smart TVs
More choice—and confusion—is coming to the next generation of TVs. At least three new software systems were announced Monday for Internet-connected television sets, which let viewers watch Internet video and interact ...
Under fire Obama meets Internet chieftains over spying
Under fire from courts and allies over a vast US spying dragnet, President Barack Obama faced new heat Tuesday from Internet titans who fear the surveillance has crossed constitutional lines.
Gift Guide: PS4, Xbox 1 won't disappoint gamers
The game consoles have landed. Millions of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are getting their first taste of what to expect from this new generation of high-powered video games.
Facebook looking for meaning in user posts with 'deep learning' algorithms
Feature stops apps from stealing phone users' passwords
Imagine downloading a NetFlix app to your phone so that you can watch movies on the go. You would expect the app to request your account's username and password the first time it runs. Most apps do.
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.
Researcher uses 'big data' algorithm to customize video game difficulty
Georgia Tech researchers have developed a computational model that can predict video game players' in-game performance and provide a corresponding challenge they can beat, leading to quicker mastery of new ...