US drone lands on carrier deck in historic flight
A bat-winged drone touched down smoothly on the deck of a US aircraft carrier, marking a historic milestone for robotic flight.
Microsoft creates mood sensing software for smartphones
Tweet all about it: Twitter can't replace newswires, study shows
News agencies continue to have an edge over Twitter in being first with the news, a study found.
USB sticks may beat Internet hurdles globally
Microsoft to buy Nokia phones, patents for $7.2B
Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.'s line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple Inc. and Google Inc. as more technological ...
Google, Mozilla are tweaking browsers for Web-based games
As electronic titans Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. spend billions of dollars redesigning the video game console, the next leap forward in digital games may come from the unlikeliest of places.
Online sharing helps hackers sharpen 'spears'
Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen "spear phishing" attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday.
US court case could mean doom for software patents (Update)
The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that a federal judge called the "death" of software patents.
Microsoft Office comes to Android, but not tablets
Microsoft is bringing a pared-down version of its Office software to Android phones, but it won't work on Android tablets just as it doesn't on iPads.
Teaching a computer to play concentration advances security, understanding of the mind
(Phys.org) —Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding ...
Ransomware no cause for New Year celebration: Sophos
Rights groups: Stop selling spyware to dictators
A coalition of human rights groups is launching a campaign to curb the international trade in surveillance software, saying exports of sophisticated espionage programs are chilling free speech across the globe.
'Wise chisels': Art, craftsmanship, and power tools (w/ Video)
It's often easy to tell at a glance the difference between a mass-produced object and one that has been handcrafted: The handmade item is likely to have distinctive imperfections and clear signs of an individual's ...
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?
This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has ...