Programming language can't be copyrighted: EU court
A computer programming language cannot be protected by copyright, the adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday in an opinion that could affect the competitive IT industry.
Google cleared in Oracle suit on patents (Update)
Google won a major victory Wednesday as jurors sided with the Internet giant in a high-stakes court battle over patents with business software titan Oracle.
Introducing C++11: Next iteration of programming language passes review
(PhysOrg.com) -- This past week in Madrid, Spain, the next iteration of the C++ programming language, C++11, passed review by the technical standards committee.
Oracle, Google gird for trial on Android dispute
Oracle and Google are digging in their heels as they prepare for an upcoming trial.
A Lego robot that can make you Micky Mouse shaped pancakes (w/ video)
Firefox 5 beta released for desktop, mobile
Massive chip design savings to be realized
IT researchers working at the University of Twente have developed a programming language making the massive costs associated with designing hardware more manageable. Chip manufacturers have been using the ...
Designing the hardware
Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To maintain the regular doubling of computer power that we now take for granted, chip makers have been giving chips more "cores," or processing units. But ...
Challenging the limits of learning: Human mind vs. yardstick of a machine
Although we're convinced that baby is brilliant when she mutters her first words, cognitive scientists have been conducting a decades-long debate about whether or not human beings actually "learn" language.
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
C++ celebrates its 25th anniversary
(PhysOrg.com) -- Oct. 14 marked the 25th anniversary of the commercial release of the programming language C++, which was designed and implemented by Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Distinguished Professor and College ...
Multicore may not be so scary: Linux will keep up with addition of more processing units
Computer chips have stopped getting faster. To keep improving chips’ performance, manufacturers have turned to adding more "cores," or processing units, to each chip. In principle, a chip with two cores ...
White House opens Web site programming to public
(AP) -- A programming overhaul of the White House's Web site has set the tech world abuzz. For low-techies, it's a snooze - you won't notice a thing.
'Fabric' would tighten the weave of online security
(PhysOrg.com) -- As we become increasingly dependent on computers to manage our lives and businesses, our money and privacy become less and less secure. But now, Cornell researchers offer a way to build security ...