Google to stop SPDY protocol support early 2016
One year on, Nadella shifting focus at Microsoft
With one year under his belt, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has made strides in changing the focus of the technology giant that some feared was turning into a dinosaur.
Microsoft's embrace of open source is driven by commercial practicality not principle
Microsoft's part in a US$70m investment in CyanogenMod has raised many eyebrows: why is Microsoft investing in a popular version of the Android mobile phone operating system, when it has its own competing ...
UTSA partners to deliver software tools for high performance computing
A collaboration between the UTSA Department of Computer Science and Edina, Minn.-based Silicon Informatics Inc. has yielded the delivery of a pair of highly flexible, scalable high performance computing (HPC) ...
Buffer overflows are the ghosts that will always be among us
Following the trend of giving catchy names to serious operating system security flaws, the Linux vulnerability revealed recently by security researchers Qualys has been called Ghost. ...
Review: Android Lollipop gives Google operating system a sweet new look
Traditionally, the best word to describe Google's Android operating system has been "utilitarian." The engineers behind the world's leading mobile platform have long emphasized features over aesthetics.
Video games flow with the pints at London's e-sport pub
It's Saturday night at a busy pub in north London, and the crowd is packed around the bar cheering and shouting at a large screen. It's not showing sport, but a video game.
Review: Why subscribe to Office when so much is free?
Just as I was warming up to choosing a Microsoft Office 365 subscription over making a one-time software purchase, Microsoft started giving away a lot of subscription benefits for free. The company now offers ...
Recognizing promising new technologies early
As companies strive to identify the new technologies with the most potential, they are bombarded with a growing torrent of information. New smart software solutions can pick out these technologies and provide innovative methods ...
Review: Knights of 'The Order' battle Victorian monsters
When a game has "1886" in the title, you expect to see a few familiar characters: Sherlock Holmes, perhaps, or Jack the Ripper, or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You don't expect the lead to be Sir Galahad.
Smartphone app tracks students' class attendance automatically
Do you want to know how often your college student attends class? Missouri University of Science and Technology has an app for that.
Engineer produces free Braille-writer app
Three years ago, Sohan Dharmaraja was a Stanford engineering doctoral candidate in search of his next project when he visited the Stanford Office of Accessible Education, which helps blind and visually challenged ...
YouTube releasing Android app for kid-friendly viewing
YouTube on Thursday revealed plans for the US release of a mobile application built with children—and their parents' concerns—in mind.
Developing smart services in the cloud
More and more manufacturing companies are looking to build on their success by expanding their core business to include services. Particularly promising are smart services, which provide intelligent ways of connecting people, ...