Codebreaking has moved on since Turing's day, with dangerous implications
We have always been been intrigued by keeping secrets and uncovering the secrets of others, whether that's childhood secret messages, or secrets and codebreaking of national importance.
'Tips-by-text' program helps boost literacy in preschoolers, study finds
When it comes to spending quality family time together, text messaging doesn't have to be a villain. It could be an enabler.
SMS alerts cut deaths caused by elephants in rural India
Geetha Thomas owes her life to a text message. The 38-year-old tea plantation worker was able to scramble onto the roof of her home in southern India as a herd of elephants rampaged through her village thanks ...
Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers
Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway.
Blink, point, solve an equation: Introducing PhotoMath
Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say
Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.
5G mobile networks will support an internet that's so good you can feel it
With the roll-out of 4G mobile internet not even yet complete, it might seem early to consider starting work on the design of the next, fifth generation (5G) mobile networks. The truth is that telecoms systems ...
How does calling, texting and emailing affect teens socially?
Near-constant smartphone use is a hallmark of today's teenagers. And while the phenomenon has given rise to new injuries – "text neck" is now a growing problem – how is all that calling, texting and emailing affecting ...
Philippines orders evacuation near powerful volcano
Philippines authorities on Tuesday ordered people living close to a powerful volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks.
Could "narbs" help you tell your social media story?
Ananda Mitra of the Department of Communication, at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and colleague Sanjay Mamani point out that there are increasing amounts of unstructured data permeating the internet ...
Why aren't campus emergency alerts taken more seriously?
Well-publicized tragedies on college campuses across the United States have prompted university officials to implement alert systems that broadcast real-time warnings via text message and e-mail to students, faculty, and ...
Team develops software for automatic summarization of long texts
While long-form writing, epic cinematic tales and hefty tomes have had something of a renaissance recently, the continued popularity of the so-called microblogging platform Twitter and other such tools highlights the fact ...
Time to watch out for SMS worms on Android devices
Google's Android now dominates 80% of the smart phone market. Of the major phone operating systems, Android is the most vulnerable to security breaches and yet perceptions haven't caught up with reality. ...
Get tougher on texting while driving, Americans say
(HealthDay)—Many Americans want stricter enforcement of texting-while-driving laws and stiffer penalties for violators, according to a new survey.