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.
Wireless devices go battery-free with new communication technique
(Phys.org) —We might be one step closer to an Internet-of-things reality. University of Washington engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other ...
New study suggests Voynich text is not a hoax
MorePhone: Revolutionary shape-changing phone curls upon a call (w/ Video)
Researchers at Queen's University's Human Media Lab have developed a new smartphone – called MorePhone – which can morph its shape to give users a silent yet visual cue of an incoming phone call, text ...
Scientists may have received millions in duplicate funding, study says
Funding agencies may be paying out duplicate grants, according to an analysis completed at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and led by Harold R. Garner, a professor in the departments of biological science, ...
Apple kicks SMS scam fraudsters to the curb
Freebie tricksters unleash spam botnet using Android phones
Team uses unused iPhone energy for case lights
GitHub's Atom is open-sourced under MIT License
New online menaces: from spamming fridges to hijackers
It has to be annoying when your fridge sends spam without your knowledge, but how would you feel if a hacker with a smartphone disabled your car brakes or even remotely hijacked your plane?
Face of the future rears its head: 'Zoe' uses a basic set of six simulated emotions (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —Meet Zoe: a digital talking head which can express human emotions on demand with "unprecedented realism" and could herald a new era of human-computer interaction.
Sixth-grader's barking-dog app wins AT&T $20,000 prize
NASA launches alerts for spotting space station
Galactic tourism may still be a daydream for most of us, but for anyone interested in a glimpse of the International Space Station sooner, NASA is ready to help.
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 ...