'Halo' makers shed light on live-action series
"Halo: Nightfall" is returning to familiar territory.
Microsoft researchers use social media to teach Skype how to translate languages in real-time
PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle
The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.
Watching others play video games is the new spectator sport
As the UK's largest gaming festival, Insomnia, wrapped up its latest event on August 25, I watched a short piece of BBC Breakfast news reporting from the festival. The reporter and some of the interviewees appeared baff ...
Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone
Facebook-owned photo-sharing service Instagram on Tuesday launched an application for capturing time-lapse videos using Apple mobile devices.
Developers explore game experience for the blind
Unlocking the potential of simulation software
With a method known as finite element analysis (FEA), engineers can generate 3-D digital models of large structures to simulate how they'll fare under stress, vibrations, heat, and other real-world conditions.
New framework would facilitate use of new Android security modules
Computer security researchers from North Carolina State University and Technische Universität Darmstadt/CASED in Germany have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers ...
StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for blind riders
It's a daily routine for many transit riders in the Seattle area: Pull out your smartphone, check the OneBusAway app, then decide whether you need to sprint to the bus stop or can afford that last sip of ...
People stick with favorites in sea of mobile apps
There may be a growing number of applications for smartphones, but people in the US tend to cling to the few they like and shun the rest, an industry tracker says.
Microsoft to unveil new Windows software
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.
Does your computer know how you're feeling?
Researchers in Bangladesh have designed a computer program that can accurately recognize users' emotional states as much as 87% of the time, depending on the emotion.
OpenStax developing textbooks that deliver personalized lessons
Rice University-based nonprofit OpenStax, which has already provided free textbooks to hundreds of thousands of college students, today announced a $9 million effort to develop free, digital textbooks capable ...
Uber pulls into mobile dining and travel apps (Update)
Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.