New Web-enabled technology records the presence of species by analyzing their sounds
Identifying, and monitoring the fluctuations of thousands of species in tropical ecosystems is a difficult challenge, but newly developed technology now makes it much easier. Scientists report on new cyberinfrastructure ...
App to trace the impact of texts over time
Tracking the impact of research and the 'reach' of messages in various forms - blogs, news, commentary - across the world could become easier in the future thanks to European funding for an innovative web ...
Teaching a computer to play concentration advances security, understanding of the mind
(Phys.org) —Computer science researchers have programmed a computer to play the game Concentration (also known as Memory). The work could help improve computer security – and improve our understanding ...
Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say
When Web surfers sign up for a new online service or download a Web application for their smartphone or tablet, the service typically requires them to click a seemingly innocuous box and accept the company's ...
Cloud computing: For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent
For many companies, moving their web-application servers to the cloud is an attractive option, since cloud-computing services can offer economies of scale, extensive technical support and easy accommodation ...
Automated testing of complex Web 2.0 applications prevents security vulnerabilities
So far there are no methods to test complex web 2.0 applications systematically and at low cost for malfunctions and security vulnerabilities. Therefore, computer scientists from Saarland University have ...
Oracle says Java flaw will be fixed 'shortly'
Oracle Corp. says it will soon fix a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Amazon.com sellers complain of tied-up payments, account shutdowns
For many small merchants, selling on Amazon.com is an easy way to boost their business in a tough economy - if only they can get paid.
Local Guatemala language soon on Facebook
Guatemala's Kakchiquel speakers will now be able to access Facebook in their own language thanks to a new application developed by US software engineers.
Microsoft announces new email client, launches Outlook.com preview
Microsoft introduced a new email client Tuesday called Outlook.com, a personal version of its already widely used brand.
Review: Intriguing new Office suite hindered by interface
The new version of Microsoft Office has some cool new features, but it suffers from taking design cues from the upcoming Windows 8.
Mobile phones trump computers among online Chinese
Mobile phones have overtaken computers as the most popular device for getting online in China, the government said Thursday, as it announced the number of web users had hit 538 million.
Making it easier to build secure Web applications
Two years ago, a fledgling social-networking site called Blippy accidentally posted the credit card numbers of its users online. While that was a particularly egregious example, such inadvertent information ...
Apps could fence in free-range Internet: US study
The free-ranging Internet is under assault by mobile applications that connect people exclusively to content kept in "walled gardens" online, according to a US study released Thursday.