China tightens rules on Internet use, online comments
China announced Wednesday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the Communist political system, further tightening ...
Twitter expands ads to outside websites, apps
Twitter unveiled plans Tuesday to sell ads that run outside its own platform in what could be the start of a broader advertising network.
Triage wristbands provide faster first aid for catastrophe victims
A new system aims to speed up the triage of victims during mass casualty incidents: Instead of colored paper tags, first responders use colored electronic wristbands. These serve to locate victims and transmit ...
China web portal chastised for 'rumour-mongering'
One of China's biggest Internet portals has been accused of "rumour-mongering" and other offences by Communist authorities as Beijing furthers its online clampdown.
Team shows how 'spontaneous' social norms emerge
Fifteen years ago, the name "Aiden" was hardly on the radar of Americans with new babies. It ranked a lowly 324th on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names. But less than a decade ...
Scientists have re-discovered a fast-growing bacterial strain first described in 1955
(Phys.org)—Cyanobacteria, bacteria that obtain their energy through photosynthesis, are of considerable interest as bio-factories, organisms that could be harnessed to generate a range of industrially useful ...
New smart grid control decentralizes electricity supply
To improve the management of fluctuations in the electricity supplied by solar and wind installations, the electricity network needs to work more intelligently in the future. Electricity suppliers aim to ...
BMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins
German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins.
When Facebook goes down it takes big chunks of the internet with it
Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted – as it was recently when Facebook's servers went down – its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world's most popular social network is inaccessible, so t ...
Facebook adds 'tips' in potential Yelp challenge
Facebook on Thursday launched a new feature that automatically provides tips about places where members of the social network might be, potentially challenging review websites like Yelp.
Linux distrib vendors make patches available for GHOST
Researchers find social lifestyle also helps mole rats live a long time
Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moon, NASA says
An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth had its own moon, NASA said Tuesday as the US space agency released its first radar images of the flyby.
Computerised vehicles are vulnerable to hacking and theft
Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport – from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, ...