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
Hawking warns AI 'could spell end of human race'
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity.
Review: Apple's iOS 7's hidden gems
Apple Inc.'s iOS 7 is a big change - and worth downloading.
Security holes in smartphone apps (w/ Videos)
(Phys.org) —Popular texting, messaging and microblog apps developed for the Android smartphone have security flaws that could expose private information or allow forged fraudulent messages to be posted, ...
Blink, point, solve an equation: Introducing PhotoMath
Beyond Google Glass: Researcher looks to the future
(Phys.org) —A wearable display being developed by UA optical scientist Hong Hua could have capabilities even more advanced than those of the recently unveiled Google Glass, a pair of glasses with smartphone ...
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.
Study: Christians tweet more happily, less analytically than atheists
A computer analysis of nearly 2 million text messages (tweets) on the online social network Twitter found that Christians use more positive words, fewer negative words and engage in less analytical thinking ...
US police phone-tracking accords often kept secret (Update)
Police across the U.S. may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they are refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring ...
'Text overlap' clutters scientific papers, arXiv analysis finds
Computer text analysis of a huge database of scientific papers shows a large amount of "text overlap," where authors use text from previous papers of their own and others, not always with attribution. This ...
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.
HTC settles US charges of security flaws on devices
Taiwan-based electronics maker HTC settled charges with US regulators that it failed to provide adequate security for smartphones and tablet computers sold to Americans, officials said Friday.
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, ...