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.
Google adds Malay, Swahili others to automatic translation
Internet giant Google announced Monday it was adding nine more languages to Google Translate, its automatic translation program.
As Oracle readies takeover, Sun's loss widens
(AP) -- Sun Microsystems Inc.'s loss ballooned in the latest quarter as restructuring charges and a 20 percent drop in sales compounded the financial woes Oracle Corp. is set to inherit by acquiring Sun for ...
PowerNap plan could save 75 percent of data center energy (Podcast)
Putting idle servers to sleep when they're not in use is part of University of Michigan researchers' plan to save up to 75 percent of the energy that power-hungry computer data centers consume.
An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools
Bill Shorten's recent announcement that, if elected, a Labor Government would "ensure that computer coding is taught in every primary and secondary school in Australia" has brought attention to an increasing ...
Singapore PM praised after sharing Sudoku-solver code
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has revealed his computer programming skills after sharing on Facebook a Sudoku puzzle-solver code he wrote.
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 ...
App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
Automating laboratory-on-a-chip to cut healthcare costs
A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus ...
How Apple's new Swift coding language lives up to its name
As Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) winds up in San Fransisco today, 1,000 Apple engineers and 5,000 developers will return to their parts of the world armed with Apple's own programming la ...
Facebook-WhatsApp deal one of biggest ever in tech
Facebook's purchase of messaging service WhatsApp for up to $19 billion in cash and stock is one of the largest acquisitions ever in the technology sector. ...
Preschool program bridges the achievement gap, study shows
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the John W. Gardner Center provide several years of data to support the benefits of high-quality early childhood education.
British teenage whiz strikes deal with Yahoo
At 17, he's a tech whiz, he's rich—and he can even offer some advice on how to raise your kids. Teenage programmer Nick D'Aloisio's decision to sell his news application Summly to Yahoo for what's rumored to ...
The dangers of too much Java
Justin Cappos, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU-Poly, has long been wary of the security risks inherent in Java, the programming language developed ...