What happens when the right app doesn't know what the left app is doing?
As more activities become automated with the touch of a button, University of Virginia computer science professor Jack Stankovic foresees a potential problem where applications for different functions might ...
Intel brings out the avatar in you with new app
A lack of leading ladies haunts game industry
Video game developers hyped upcoming titles featuring super-soldiers, assassins, bank robbers and secret agents at last week's Electronic Entertainment Expo. They all had one thing in common: They're men. ...
Research identifies Android security weaknesses caused by performance design
Georgia Tech researchers have identified a weakness in one of Android's security features and will present their work at Black Hat USA 2014, which will be held August 6-7 in Las Vegas.
Investors pour $1 mn in app that just says 'Yo'
A new instant messaging app that only allows users to send a single word to their friends is quickly becoming a hot commodity, raising $1 million in two months, US media reported Wednesday.
Researchers find thousands of secret keys in Android apps
In a paper presented—and awarded the prestigious Ken Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award—at the ACM SIGMETRICS conference on June 18, Jason Nieh, professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering, ...
App Watch: Facebook's Slingshot for fleeting posts
Facebook is taking another stab at ephemeral mobile messaging with an app called Slingshot.
Five cool things at E3: This year it's software
In front of the Los Angeles Convention Center this week, there's a mutant strapped to the front of a bus, signaling the beginning of the sensory barrage that is the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Facebook slings new photo/video messaging app
Facebook released Tuesday a new instant messaging app that enables users to send photos or video to selected friends who can only see them if they send an image back.
Review: World Cup watching easier, less fun
World Cup games typically don't line up well with the North American workweek, often taking place when you should be in bed or at work.
E3 unleashes next generation of gruesomeness
(AP)—Game makers at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo went for the jugular.
Computers replace humans reading weather reports
(AP)—Two outpost offices of the National Weather Service in Alaska are finally ending what has been a bygone practice for most of the nation for almost two decades—using real human voices in radio forecast ...
How the love of one teenager brought Tweetdeck to its knees
TweetDeck, a Twitter app with millions of users, is back online after a rather surprising security scare. For several hours, the service was taken down all because a 19-year-old user tried to add a cute heart to his messages.
Augmented reality puts players into video game action
A street luge rider races down a winding mountain road, zips under a truck and through a curve and into the path of an oncoming car.