Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
Researchers reverse-engineering China's online censorship methods reveal government's deepest concerns
Microsoft to unveil new Windows software
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.
Unlocking the potential of simulation software
With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3-D digital models of large structures to simulate how they'll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions.
33 years after creating the PC, IBM leaves it behind in favour of the cloud
With the sale of first its desktop PC business and now its server business to Chinese partner Lenovo, IBM has come full circle. By exiting the hardware business IBM leaves behind the low-end market it inve ...
Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board (Update)
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
With One M8, HTC gives smartphone users a choice: Android or Windows?
It's hard to get excited about using the Windows Phone operating system instead of Android or Apple's iOS. There's a long list of official apps that can't be downloaded, including YouTube, Snapchat, Dropbox ...
US won't reveal records on health website security
The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers ...
Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking ...
German researchers develop defense software: Potential protection against the "Hacienda" intelligence program
Today, a group of journalists has reported the existence of the "Hacienda" spy program. According to this report, five western intelligence agencies are using the Hacienda software to identify vulnerable ...
Counter crop patents by freeing seeds to feed the world
Today, just three companies – Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta – account for about half of all commercial seed sales. More and more, agricultural patents are used to increase the control these and similar ...
Researchers roll out free software to advance computer chip design
Engineering researchers have developed new software, called FreePDK15, to facilitate chip design – and are making it freely available in order to foster new research focused on pushing the frontiers of ...
Qnovo finds way to speed up smartphone charging
Barmageddon: Law students sue when software fails
Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn't upload their answers.