Femtocell hackers from iSEC hear, see smartphone content
Sixth-grader's barking-dog app wins AT&T $20,000 prize
France: It's not sexting, it's textopornographie
France, a nation with a centuries-old reputation for seduction, now has a word for sexting.
Swiss sheep to warn shepherds of wolf attacks by SMS
Using sheep to alert shepherds of an imminent wolf attack by text message might sound fanciful, but testing is already under way in Switzerland where the predator appears to be back.
The voices in older literature speak differently today
When we read a text, we hear a voice talking to us. Yet the voice changes over time. In his new book titled Poesins röster, Mats Malm, professor in comparative literature at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that w ...
Senate takes step toward banning stalking software (Update 2)
A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous wives or husbands because ...
Dutch thriller pioneers smartphone 'second screens' in cinema
Dutch thriller "APP", about a mysterious personal assistant application that takes over mobile phones, requires viewers for the first time to look at their smartphones in the cinema to view extra footage.
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.
Smart cars could break into mainstream
Traditionally, consumers have largely selected cars on the basis of size, color, power and price. But increasingly two new factors are influencing their choice: The kind of wireless connection it has and the kinds of mobile ...
New text-mining algorithm to prioritize research on chemicals, disease for public database
Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task, considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a computer program ...
Swedish city introduces payment by hand scanning
Hand scanning has become an alternative payment method for people in a city in southern Sweden, researchers at Lund University said Monday.
Apple kicks SMS scam fraudsters to the curb
In search of the key word: Bursts of certain words within a text are what make them keywords
Human beings have the ability to convert complex phenomena into a one-dimensional sequence of letters and put it down in writing. In this process, keywords serve to convey the content of the text. How letters ...
Archaeologists explore site on Syria-Turkey border (Update)
Few archaeological sites seem as entwined with conflict, ancient and modern, as the city of Karkemish.