US spy agency broke encryption on UN communications, report says
The US National Security Agency broke the encryption securing the United Nations' internal video conferencing at its New York headquarters, German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday, citing secret NSA ...
Fireballs in Jupiter's atmosphere observed by amateur astronomers
The solar system is crowded with small objects like asteroids and comets. Most have stable orbits which keep them out of harm's way, but a small proportion of them are in orbits that risk them colliding with ...
Health care organizations under siege from cyberattacks, study says
Add this to the list of reasons for consumers to fret over privacy: Health care organizations of all kinds are being routinely attacked and compromised by increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.
Sexualized avatars affect the real world, researchers find
(Phys.org) —A Stanford study shows that after women wear sexualized avatars in a virtual reality world, they feel objectified and are more likely to accept rape myths in the real world. The research could ...
SD Association adds faster UHS Speed Class
Blast from the past: 1970s games revived on Internet
For those old enough to remember console games like "Asteroids" or "Red Baron," from the 1970s and 1980s: the games are back.
Skype eye contact finally possible (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Those separated from family and friends by long distances often use video conferencing services such as Skype in order to see each other when talking. But who hasn't experienced the frustration ...
New system allows for high-accuracy, through-wall, 3-D motion tracking (w/ Video)
Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty or Battlefield and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house.
'Lifelogging' camera shrugs off privacy to seize the moment
When Martin Kaellstroem was a young adult, he lost both his parents to cancer. It became a spur for him to seize the day, as a person and an entrepreneur.
Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission (w/ Video)
If the mission sounds impossible, that's because it is—at least with today's technology: Build a three-pound flying machine that can, under its own control, take off, fly through a window into a model building, ...
More than a million Xbox One consoles sold on launch day
Microsoft on Friday crowed that more than a million Xbox One consoles were snapped up within 24 hours in 13 countries after hitting shelves for the first time in the morning.