Twitter tests 'buy' button for posted ads
Twitter on Monday began testing "buy buttons" that let people make purchases directly from marketing posts fired off at the globally popular one-to-many messaging service.
Vice Media 'bad boy' strategy pays off handsomely
The bad boy of digital media is now the king of the hill.
Sony attack shows shifting online security threat
The boundary between the online and physical worlds got blurry last week when Sony's PlayStation Network was disabled by an online attack, while simultaneously an American Airlines passenger jet carrying ...
Forming consensus in social networks
Social networks have become a dominant force in society. Family, friends, peers, community leaders and media communicators are all part of people's social networks. Individuals within a network may have different opinions ...
Radar networks, innovation against occupational hazard
Researchers at UPM have developed an alarm system for construction vehicles with a low-cost radar network that can prevent collisions and improve safety in work environments.
Protecting privacy also means preserving democracy
What impact does the proliferation of new mobile technologies have? How does the sharing of personal data over the Internet threaten our society? Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux, a specialist ...
Facebook tuning mobile search at social network
Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network.
New Samsung smartwatch won't need companion phone
With the holiday shopping season coming, Samsung and LG unveiled small improvements to their computerized wristwatches to try to sway shoppers.
Inter-dependent networks stress test
Energy production systems are good examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment requires ancillary sub-systems structured like a network—including water for cooling, transport to supply fuel, and ICT systems ...
Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved (Update)
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.
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 ...
Smartphones on aircraft – what access do we really want?
Australia is playing catch up by allowing plane passengers to keep their mobile phone switched on – albeit in flight mode only – during take off and landing. ...
Chinese scientists use laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy to identify toxic cooking 'gutter oil'
The illegal use of waste cooking oil in parts of the nationwide food system is threatening the public's health in China.
Bombarded by explosive waves of information, scientists review new ways to process and analyze Big Data
Big Data presents scientists with unfolding opportunities, including, for instance, the possibility of discovering heterogeneous characteristics in the population leading to the development of personalized ...