Computer vision and mobile technology could help blind people 'see'
Computer scientists are developing new adaptive mobile technology which could enable blind and visually-impaired people to 'see' through their smartphone or tablet.
Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor may take smartphone security to new level
Fingerprint sensor technology currently used in smartphones like the iPhone 6 produces a two-dimensional image of a finger's surface, which can be spoofed fairly easily with a printed image of the fingerprint. ...
Scientists making progress on self-repairing aircraft parts
New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace (Update)
China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
Detecting the undetectable: New chip identifies chemicals in ultratrace amounts
A George Washington University professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. This minute quantity can be conceptualized as 10 time ...
Hawaii skies stand in for Mars atmosphere in NASA gear test (Update)
NASA is using the skies around the Hawaiian island of Kauai to test new technology that it wants to use for landing larger spacecraft—and eventually astronauts—on Mars.
Facebook launches private photo sharing for friends
Facebook on Monday unveiled a new feature that allows smartphone users to privately share photos of friends, by sifting through images with facial recognition technology.
Goldman Sachs plans digital lending for consumers
Goldman Sachs intends to launch a digital banking division to lend to small businesses and consumers, broadening its clientele from its blue-chip base.