Photonic quantum computers: A brighter future than ever
(Phys.org) —Harnessing the unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic speed-up in information processing as compared to the fastest classical machines. Scientists from the Group of Philip ...
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.
A 'quantum leap' in encryption technology
Toshiba Research Europe, BT, ADVA Optical Networking and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, today announced the first successful trial of Quantum Key Distribution ...
IBM to invest $1b in Linux, open-source
IBM said Tuesday it would invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its servers in a bid to boost efficiency for big data and cloud computing.
Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems
It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
Startup glasses overlay Internet on real world
While Google prepares to release eyewear that provides a window to the Web, a startup on the edge of its campus is readying glasses that overlay the Internet on the world in 3D.
IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries (Update)
British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland.
Honda demonstrates new technology to prevent cars hitting pedestrians (w/ Video)
Facebook stocks up for Google fight
As Facebook and Google jockey for dominance of the Web, the social networking titan's $5 billion stock offering will give it a hefty warchest for the ongoing fight, analysts said.
Australian WiFi inventors win US legal battle
Australian government science body CSIRO said Sunday it had won a multi-million-dollar legal settlement in the United States to license its patented technology that underpins the WiFi platform worldwide.
Researchers study best use of 'whitespace' spectrum
(Phys.org)—The demand for faster, more mobile Internet access for smartphones, tablets and laptops does more than strain the available space we have in our pockets and bags. There's a finite amount of wireless spectrum ...
Cybercriminals target phones, Android 'most exposed'
Cybercriminals are sneaking a fast-increasing amount of malware into smartphones to steal data or even money, with those running on Google's Android most exposed to security threats, analysts said.
Hackers build mobile phone network for Def Con
A custom mobile phone network came to life in the middle of Def Con as hackers showed off their technology skills in tribute to the infamous gathering's elite "ninjas."
Cell network security holes revealed, with an app to test your carrier
Popular firewall technology designed to boost security on cellular networks can backfire, unwittingly revealing data that could help a hacker break into Facebook and Twitter accounts, a new study from the University of Michigan ...