IRS: Delays caused by glitch shorter than expected
(AP)—The Internal Revenue Service says refund delays caused by a glitch in the software some taxpayers used to file their tax returns will be shorter than initially projected.
Facebook software slip sidelines host of websites
A Facebook software problem on Thursday temporarily sidelined websites synched to a feature that lets people's identities at the leading social network follow them around the Internet.
Apple blocks Java on Macs due to vulnerabilities (Update)
Some Mac users were taken by surprise Thursday as their computers stopped running programs written using the Java programming language after Apple blocked Java due to security problems.
Retailers race to make online shopping go smoothly
A year ago this Black Friday weekend, Bridget Collins and Chris Moss got great deals on gifts for their children at BestBuy.com. The products never showed up.
Vote glitch reports pile up in US election (Update)
Voting went smoothly in Tuesday's US elections, except when it didn't. Some computer problems, as well as human ones, drew complaints across the country as millions of Americans went to the polls.
High-frequency stock trade risky, unfair: experts
The increasing power of computerized high-frequency trades on US markets has been assailed in Congress as dangerous and unfair, as pressure builds to reel in the powerful industry.
'Leap second' wreaks Internet havoc
An adjustment of a mere second in the official global clock sent dozens of websites crashing in an incident reminiscent of the Y2K bug over a decade ago.
UK bank customers hit by software problem
(AP) Technicians at the British bank NatWest are trying to fix a software problem which has delayed posting of credits and debits in customer accounts.
Internet architects oppose US online piracy bills
A group of prominent architects of the Internet added their voices Thursday to those opposing legislation in the US Congress intended to crack down on online piracy.
Hackers talk their way into computers
Cyber crooks are avoiding the need for slick software skills by talking their way past computer defenses with old-fashioned telephone calls.
Launch delayed for satellite to watch space debris
(AP) -- The launch of a new U.S. Air Force space surveillance satellite has been delayed due to a software problem in a rocket similar to the one that will lift the satellite into orbit.
For child readers, 'once more with feeling'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Rupal Patel, an associate professor of speech-language pathology and audiology at Northeastern, is developing innovative reading software that helps youngsters learn to read aloud with more ...
Dynamic Nimbus cloud deployment wins Challenge Award at Grid5000 conference
The Nimbus toolkit, developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago as an open source set of software tools for providing cloud computing implementations, ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have developed software that makes computer simulations of physical systems run much more efficiently on so-called multicore chips. In experiments involving chips with 24 separate ...