Americans warm to online dating, survey shows
Americans are growing more comfortable with online dating, and many are finding a spouse or partner in cyberspace, a survey showed Monday.
Being ahead of time 'caused Nokia's failure': Ex-CEO
Nokia realised the significance of smart phones "too early", the Finnish company's former chief executive says in a new book, countering the view that the brand's failure to remain a world leader was due ...
Team transforms rings and structure fingernails into user interfaces (w/ Video)
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed technology whereby a ring, structure nail or wristband acts as a user interface allowing files to be transferred directly from one screen to another by touch. The new ...
Google to add user recommendations to advertising
Taking a page from Facebook, Google Inc. said Friday that it may start showing its users' recommendations and comments in advertising that appears on Google services and millions of other sites across the ...
Yahoo acquires ad-service, URL-shortner Bread
Yahoo said Saturday that it acquired tech company Bread, a URL shortner that allows users to design then target advertisments to readers who click on their links.
New technology can prevent cellular overload, dropped calls
When a natural disaster strikes and too many people take to their mobile phones at once, cellular networks easily overload. But a University of British Columbia graduate student has developed a solution to ...
Facebook ends 'invisibility cloak' for users (Update 2)
Facebook is ending a feature that allowed users to hide from the social network's billion-plus members.
Online video use surges, survey finds
Americans are using the Internet more for video, both to post their own snippets and to view videos of others, a survey showed Thursday.
Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track users
(Phys.org) —A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract ...
Crucial passive safety measures to save lives
The mandatory use of seat belts and innovative vehicle designs have done much to reduce injury and death from road accidents. Such 'passive' safety measures are an important part of any strategy to reduce ...
Silk Road bust unmasks our misconceptions on anonymity
The US National Security Agency and the UK's GCHQ have upped the stakes in the battle for internet privacy by targeting users of Tor.
New motion tracking technology is extremely precise, inexpensive with minimal lag
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh have devised a motion tracking technology that could eliminate much of the annoying lag that occurs in existing video game systems ...
China pays two million to monitor Internet
China is employing two million people to keep tabs on people's Internet use, according to state media, in a rare glimpse into the secret world of Beijing's vast online surveillance operation.
Twitter marked by rapid rise since launch
Twitter, which Thursday revealed its plans to go public, came to life on March 21, 2006 when co-founder Jack Dorsey's account (@jack) automatically sent out the first tweet, which read: "just setting up my twttr." ...