Initiative creates more secure environment for cloud computing
Scientists at the University of Texas in Dallas, with funding from AFOSR's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, are seeking solutions for maintaining privacy in a cloud, or an Internet-based computing environment ...
Social Security's IT system could benefit by joining the cloud, scientist says
The Social Security Administration (SSA) should restructure its already massive information technology (IT) systems so they can be readily scaled up, much like the systems used by Google and Amazon, William L. Scherlis, professor ...
US anti-trust oversight of Microsoft ends Thursday
Justice Department oversight of Microsoft is ending on Thursday, more than a decade after the US authorities filed an historic anti-trust lawsuit against the US software giant.
New research improves ability to detect malware in cloud-computing systems
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new software that offers significantly enhanced security for cloud-computing systems. The software is much better at detecting viruses or other malware in the ...
October video game retail sales slide 4 percent
(AP) -- U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories slipped 4 percent in October as demand for most gaming consoles declined from a year earlier, according to data from market researcher NPD Group.
Comcast enters smart thermostat game
Big news in the world of energy-saving home automation:
Microsoft pays big to strengthen software defense
As hackers from around the world converged on Las Vegas, Microsoft doled out a quarter million dollars in prize money to researchers who found ways to thwart attacks on its software.
An active approach to digital archives
Archiving has long been considered a passive process: put the things you want to keep in a cool, dry place and forget about them until needed. But in the digital era, in which photos, videos, documents and ...
A more sensitive technique for determining user position could lead to improved location-based mobile services
Many mobile-phone applications (apps) use spatial positioning technology to present their user with location-specific information such as directions to nearby amenities. By simultaneously predicting the location ...
New tool to help response to threat of asteroid collision
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new software system has been developed that could support decisions on how to respond to potential Near Earth Object (NEO) impacts on Earth.
Adobe 4Q earnings beat Street, as does outlook
(AP) -- Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. on Monday posted earnings for its latest quarter that exceeded analyst expectations, and it provided a rosy outlook.
A new collaboration era for the building sector
Building projects require processing and communication of large amounts of complex data. Now, software solutions make it possible to retrieve details of a given project at any time.
Apple announces OS X Mavericks at WWDC
Apple is switching from its decade-long practice of naming its Mac operating system updates after big cats. Instead, it's paying homage to the geography of its home state.
Fighting the next generation of cyberattacks
The next generation of cyberattacks will be more sophisticated, more difficult to detect and more capable of wreaking untold damage on the nation's computer systems.