Google, Mozilla are tweaking browsers for Web-based games
As electronic titans Microsoft Corp. and Sony Corp. spend billions of dollars redesigning the video game console, the next leap forward in digital games may come from the unlikeliest of places.
New open-source online maps provide details of urban supply chains
As ever-larger "megacities" become home to more and more of the world's people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex.
Live streaming enjoyment for multi-screen applications
Researchers have developed the FAMIUM development platform and are using it to create new application scenarios for adaptive video streaming in web browsers. One highlight is that content can be split between ...
Software developer questions why Google Chrome allows for display of saved passwords in plain text
Taiwan's Hon Hai to hire 3,000 after Mozilla tie-up
Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision said Thursday it aims to hire up to 3,000 new employees to develop devices and software for Mozilla's Firefox operating system as it seeks to diversify from its core manufacturing services.
US prosecutors push for anti-phone theft moves
The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York planned Thursday to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to thwart a surge ...
An intelligent robot to exterminate Internet bugs
(Phys.org) —BugBuster: one bot can test almost every function on a website. This tiny revolution for web developers means great gains in time and reliability. To overcome problems that come with using websi ...
Adobe shifts to subscriptions for software package (Update)
Adobe says it is moving to an online subscription-based model for the software package it sells to designers, Web developers, video editors and other creative professionals.
Personalize YouTube with SublimeVideo
Jilion is developing a web technology that makes it possible to generate video players that run on any support and for which the appearance feature is completely modular. The following is an interview with the co-founder ...
20 years on, world's first Web page to be reborn (Update)
The world's first web page will be dragged out of cyberspace and restored for today's Internet browsers as part of a project to celebrate 20 years of the Web, organisers said on Tuesday.
New research exposes limitations of environmental models and data sets
Our data on the natural world is uncertain. And so are the models we use to make sense of it. The Uncertweb project, funded by the EU, aims to clarify both of these sources of doubt. The project is design ...
Coding boot camps promise to launch tech careers (Update)
Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science.
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 ...
Research could ensure that crowd work becomes a career option, not a dead end
Crowdsourcing is an effective way to mobilize people to accomplish tasks on a global scale, but some researchers fear that crowd work for pay could easily become the high-tech equivalent of a sweat shop. Trivial work for ...