The dark side of fair play
We often think of playing fair as an altruistic behavior. We're sacrificing our own potential gain to give others what they deserve. What could be more selfless than that? But new research from Northeastern University assistant ...
Adobe Flash Player updates confront zero-day exploit
Bromium Labs says it bypassed protections in Microsoft's EMET
Mozilla to improve JPEG compression with mozjpeg tool
Android tops as tablets go mainstream
Tablet computer sales soared last year with Android-powered devices dethroning iPads atop a booming global market, according to figures released Monday by Gartner.
Google adding voice recognition to Chrome browser search
Android extends gains on Apple, Windows Phone is third
The Google Android system extended its gains over Apple's iPhone globally in the last quarter of 2013, and Windows Phone grabbed the number three market position, a survey showed Wednesday.
Spatial order increases cooperation in quantum prisoner's dilemma game
"Demokratia": mocking Russian politics through a videogame
Buy voters, divert public funds, become an all-powerful tsar: it's all part of the fun in videogame "Demokratia", whose merciless take on Russian politics has made it a runaway success in the land of Vladimir Putin.
Software analyzes apps for malicious behavior
Last year at the end of July the Russian software company "Doctor Web" detected several malicious apps in the app store "Google Play". Downloaded on a smartphone, the malware installed—without the permission ...
Microsoft hoping users will get friends, family to leave Windows XP
Microsoft plans to end support for Windows XP on April 8, but there are still many users whose computers run the outdated software. That's why the company has asked tech-savvy users to encourage their friends to upgrade their ...
Water-saving apps turn conservation into a money-saving game
With millions of people worried about California's historic drought, a proliferation of free applications turn water conservation into a game while letting consumers save both water and money around the house.
Firefox aims to power $25 smartphone
Firefox OS, an upstart smartphone operating system aimed at challenging the Apple and Google duopoly, will power a new category of $25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based nonprofit ...
New online menaces: from spamming fridges to hijackers
It has to be annoying when your fridge sends spam without your knowledge, but how would you feel if a hacker with a smartphone disabled your car brakes or even remotely hijacked your plane?