Android smartphones rise as iPhone slips, IDC finds
Smartphones powered by Google's Android software increased their global market share as iPhones lost ground in the absence of new models being unleashed by Apple, the International Data Corporation reported ...
Mozilla: UK spyware company hijacking our brand
The maker of one of the Internet's most popular browsers is taking on one of the world's best-known purveyors of surveillance software, accusing a British company of hijacking the Mozilla brand to camouflage its espionage ...
Helping people through the decision-making process using a web-based application
(Phys.org) —Not everyone likes to make decisions alone. People sometimes need feedback. Now they have a social media site that can give it to them.
Curiosity rover team selects second drilling target on Mars
(Phys.org) —The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days.
3D modeling technology offers groundbreaking solution for engineers
Software developed at the University of Sheffield has the potential to enable engineers to make 'real world' safety assessments of structures and foundations with unprecedented ease.
German software giant SAP to hire people with autism
German software giant SAP said on Tuesday it intended to employ hundreds of people globally with autism as software testers and programmers over the next seven years.
Microsoft launches prerelease 'Kinect for Windows developer kit program'
Improved software algorithm enables more efficient modeling and development of computer hard drives of the future
Operating a hard disk drive is as complex as keeping a superfast car on the road. Read/write heads within the hard disk must process a huge amount of data at high speed. Controlling the motion of the slider ...
Get dialed in on how to safeguard your smartphones
Remember the sneaky trick played by software makers? Download a free program and somehow it would automatically install an unwanted "search toolbar" on your computer's Internet browser. That annoying ploy hasn't disappeared ...
Microsoft launches Xbox Music on Web for free (Update)
Microsoft is making its Xbox Music streaming service available for free on the Web—even to those who don't use Windows 8.
osCommerce e-commerce software vulnerable to hackers, security researchers find
(Phys.org) —A popular open-source software for e-commerce is vulnerable to being cheated, computer security researchers at the University of California, Davis, have found. By exploiting vulnerabilities in the widely used ...
Training intelligent systems to think on their own
(Phys.org) —The computing devices and software programs that enable the technology on which the modern world relies, says Hector Muñoz-Avila, can be likened to adolescents.
Russia home to text message fraud "cottage industry"
Researchers have discovered that bilking people by infecting Android mobile phones with viruses has become a cottage industry in Russia in a criminal model that could be replicated elsewhere.
Google chief says Glass privacy fears will fade
Google chief Larry Page assured investors that privacy fears about the company's coming Internet glasses will fade as people incorporate the eyewear into their lives.