Another Higgs rumor reminds us how science is correctly done
Virology Journal retracts paper on Jesus curing possible case of influenza
Mysterious Facebook event sparks online buzz
A mysterious Facebook event set for Thursday has sparked buzz that the leading social network could be adding video to Instagram smartphone picture-sharing service.
Google snaps up Waze to add to mapping service (Update)
Google is buying online mapping service Waze in a $1.03 billion deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while allowing it to gain technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness ...
Google to buy Israeli GPS app Waze for $1 bln
Google is in talks on a deal worth at least $1 billion to buy the Israel-based GPS mobile navigation app Waze, Israeli media reported on Sunday.
The mechanism that puts the curl in the curling stone revealed
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden can now reveal the mechanism behind the curved path of a curling stone. The discovery by the researchers, who usually study friction and wear in industrial and ...
Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say
Amid much speculation on the future of the "smartwatch," the consensus is growing: the time is right.
Dell's stock soars on report of possible buyout (Update)
Dell's stock soared 13 percent Monday on a report that the struggling personal computer maker is in talks to take the company private.
US banks face 'credible' hacker threat, researchers say
Dozens of US banks face a "credible" threat from hackers based in Eastern Europe who are planning large-scale attacks next year, a security firm said in a report released Thursday.
Sprint confirms talks with Softbank (Update)
Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. is in talks about making a potential substantial investment in the U.S. company.
US banks hit by more than a week of cyberattacks (Update)
U.S. banks have been buffeted by more than a week of powerful cyberattacks, but the mystery surrounding their perpetrators lingers.
Mining the blogosphere—Researchers develop tools that make sense of social media
Can a computer "read" an online blog and understand it? Several Concordia computer scientists are helping to get closer to that goal.
Beliefs drive investors more than preferences, study finds
(Phys.org)—If experts thought they knew anything about individual investors, it was this: their emotions lead them to sell winning stocks too soon and hold on to losers too long.
Microsoft stirs buzz on possible iPad challenger (Update)
Microsoft kept the tech world buzzing Monday ahead of a mysterious announcement which has fueled speculation the software giant may unveil a product to challenge the Apple iPad.