Hispanics and females missing from children's television commercials
A lot of things change in a decade and a half. Fifteen years can bring major political, cultural, economic, and demographic shifts. But two Ithaca College professors of communications have found the ethnic ...
Call to use raptors to monitor European pollution
Predatory birds like buzzards, eagles and barn owls could be used to monitor pollution across Europe, say scientists.
Without safeguards, smart home can be a dumb choice, expert says
Smart technology can perform all sorts of tasks in our homes. Turn on our lights. Unlock our doors. Crank up our thermostats. And quite possibly, give someone access to our valuables or our bank accounts.
Wounds from cybertheft take long to heal
For shadowy cybercriminals who find backdoor access to stores of personal data, the process of hijacking identities and pocketing stolen cash can be instantaneous. For institutions hit by cybertheft, however, ...
Data breaches: A new source of worry for CEOs
Add hackers to the long list of things that give chief executive officers insomnia. Target's chief executive, Gregg Steinhafel, is the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a theft of customer ...
Mathematicians trace source of Rogers-Ramanujan identities, find algebraic gold
Mathematicians have found a framework for the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities and their arithmetic properties, solving another long-standing mystery stemming from the work of Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Closing arguments delayed in Apple-Samsung trial (Update)
A federal court on Monday delayed closing arguments by one day in the patent infringement trial involving Apple and Samsung because of an appeals court ruling in another case on a related issue.
Confide off-the-record app comes to Android
Apple will fix faulty iPhone 5 models
Apple on Friday offered to fix some older iPhone 5 smartphones with flawed on-off buttons.
Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.
UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy
A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
NIST removes cryptography algorithm from random number generator recommendations
Following a public comment period and review, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed a cryptographic algorithm from its draft guidance on random number generators. Before implementing the change, ...
Hyperbolic homogeneous polynomials, oh my!
Cutting-edge mathematics today, at least to the uninitiated, often sounds as if it bears no relation to the arithmetic we all learned in grade school. What do topology and combinatorics and n-dimensional ...
Canada police nab young man in Heartbleed data theft
Federal police said Wednesday they have arrested and charged a 19-year-old man in the theft of 900 Canadian taxpayers' data, which was made vulnerable by the "Heartbleed" bug.