Can You Legally Rip a DVD? Trial to Test 'Fair Use'
Wednesday's trial pitting DVD jukebox maker Kaleidescape Systems versus the agency responsible for DVD copy protection is expected to test the boundaries of fair use.
Virtual reality simulator lands at McMaster University
It's the shape and colour of a futuristic space ship. It holds the promise of drawing more young people into the field of information technology.
CRTs going down the tubes? Hardly
Many people may assume that conventional television sets and computer monitors — the kind that use picture tubes (technically known as cathode ray tubes, or CRTs) rather than flat panel screens — have ...
Your smartphone knows everything about you, and it tells tales
In the sexy but increasingly scary world of smartphone forensics, insiders have a name for all the personal information purposely or unknowingly stored inside that iPhone or Android or Blackberry in your pocket. They call ...
Malaysian official says missing plane hijacked
A Malaysian investigation into the missing flight 370 has concluded that one or more people with flying experience switched off communications devices and deliberately steered the airliner off-course, a Malaysian ...
Innovations in Light-Emitting Wallpaper & Design
Online April Fools' Day Jokes
Turing award goes to 'machine learning' expert
A Harvard University professor has been awarded a top technology prize for research that has paved the way for computers that more closely mimic how humans think, including the one that won a "Jeopardy!" tournament.
Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with one trench (Update)
Two miles beneath the sea surface where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and—in a potential ...
A way to hear the electric car coming down the road
"Close your eyes," engineering graduate student Bryan Bai called out from his Prius at the far end of the Tresidder parking lot, before the car began moving forward. A Toyota Prius runs silently on electric power until its ...
Virtual reality can yield real legal woes
What your avatar does in an online fantasy world may very well land you in court. As virtual worlds increasingly generate real-world legal disputes, a cyberlaw scholar at the Rutgers School of Law—Camden is authoring a ...
Google boss worries about teen reading
The boss of US Internet giant Google on Friday expressed concern that youngsters growing up in the mobile instant information age will develop a "deep reading" problem.
Patent reform act stirs mixed emotions in science circles
Drones may violate international law
(Phys.org) —As President Obama gives a speech on national security—including defending U.S. use of drones to combat terrorism—Leila Sadat, JD, international law expert and professor of law at Washington University in ...