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
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.
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 ...
Researchers jailbreak iOS 7.1.2
Security researchers at the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) have discovered a way to jailbreak current generation Apple iOS devices (e.g., iPhones and iPads) running the latest iOS software.
Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future
In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much about innovation as it is an effort at simplification.
Software renders Earth's atmosphere in 3-D splendor
As an atmospheric scientist, Martin Jucker found it frustrating that the Earth's atmosphere typically appears as a consistent, two-dimensional plane when scientists visualize atmospheric data. Horizontal ...
Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas' (Update)
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn ...
A single molecule in the building blocks of life
The world is built up of molecules that join together and form different building blocks. New software makes it easier to zoom right in to the individual molecule.
How computers are learning to make human software work more efficiently
Computer scientists have a history of borrowing ideas from nature, such as evolution. When it comes to optimising computer programs, a very interesting evolutionary-based approach has emerged over the past ...
Swedish malware creator jailed 57 months in New York
A Swedish man who created a malware program that infected half a million computers around the world was jailed for 57 months in New York on Tuesday for computer hacking.
Instagram targets real-time events in Twitter challenge
Instagram on Tuesday began letting users easily tune into hot topics of the moment as the Facebook-owned image sharing service stepped squarely into Twitter's domain.
HP to pay $100 million to settle case tied to Autonomy deal
Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal.
Apple Music brings change to streaming, but is it enough?
When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.