Intel takes aim at the mobile market again
With a flurry of new chips and strategies, Intel is mounting its biggest push ever into a mobile computing market that threatens one of its key business lines.
Personality test finds Britain's most extroverted, agreeable and emotionally stable regions
A survey of almost 400,000 British residents has highlighted significant differences in personalities between regions. Amongst its finding, it shows Scots to be amongst the friendliest and most co-operative ...
Study finds location sharing by apps prompts privacy action
Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs. An experiment at Carnegie Mellon University shows ...
A 'touching' exhibition opens up art for blind visitors
Build your own Siri: An open-source digital assistant
An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple's Siri is designed to spark a new generation of "intelligent personal assistants" for wearables and other devices. It could also lead to much-needed advancements ...
Emerging nations see benefits, problems with Internet
People in emerging economies see the Internet as a good thing for education and the economy, but worry about its impact on morality, a global survey showed Thursday.
Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do
More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance.
We need to take responsibility for our own safety online
Going online without understanding the basics of how the internet works is like getting behind the wheel without knowing the road rules: you might still get where you're going, but you could be a danger to ...
New study shows surprising risk created by access to personal information online
Access to routine information about you—like where you grew up and your relationship status—can help others manipulate you, according to a recent study by a University at Buffalo research team.
The first 72 hours are critical for hacking victims
US President Barack Obama is seeking US$14 billion to tackle it. The UK wants to build a start-up industry around it. And Australia is in the middle of what could be a year-long review into getting better ...
The changing face of meetings
In all but the most disconnected places, most of us are connected to our online social networks and contacts information throughout the working day and either side. Moreover, even in face-to-face meetings it is now common ...
Health checks by smartphone raise privacy fears
Authorities and tech developers must stop sensitive health data entered into applications on mobile phones ending up in the wrong hands, experts warn.
Few friends for shy kangaroos
Kangaroo social networks could provide insight into the evolution of human personality differences.
White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more
(AP)—Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House is proposing legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.