Hawking's speech software goes open source for disabled
The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available online from January in a move that could help millions of motor neurone disease sufferers, scientists said Tuesday.
Microsoft's Skype moves toward auto-translation
Microsoft announced Monday a new step toward real-time translation, launching a Spanish-English test program using its Skype messaging service.
People finding their 'waze' to once-hidden streets
When the people whose houses hug the narrow warren of streets paralleling the busiest urban freeway in America began to see bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling by their homes a year or so ago, they were baffled.
Mobile apps still collect information on kids (Update)
Worried that toy stores, fast food chains, and other retailers are tracking your kids online this holiday season? A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile consumers ...
App saves teachers time and offers real-time data on student comprehension of material
As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA '11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom ...
Clearer future for blind thanks to vOICe device
New findings from researchers in our Department of Psychology could pave the way for better treatments for blind and partially-sighted people using the revolutionary sensory substitution device, 'The vOICe'. ...
Australian retail giants pull Grand Theft Auto V after protest (Update)
Australian retail giants Target and Kmart said Thursday they will stop selling controversial crime-themed blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto V" over concerns that it glamorises violence against women.
New Minecraft modding software revolutionizes the way we teach kids coding
A new e-learning software, developed by San Diego education start-up ThoughtSTEM, teaches K-12 students how to code by allowing them to write mods ("modifications") to the popular video game, Minecraft. The ...
Fun cryptography app pleases students and teachers
Answers in a shake with Microsoft's Torque (w/ Video)
'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:
Berlin police mull crime-predicting software
Police in Berlin are considering deploying software that predicts crimes—and have even dubbed the project "Precobs" in a nod to a term used in "Minority Report", the US sci-film based on a similar premise.
New software solutions for streamlining maritime operations
A new software application designed to make reporting obligations for shipping operators simpler and more cost effective has been developed through the FP7-funded EMAR project. The new system, called i-Ship, ...
IBM helps you donate computer power to fight Ebola
IBM has engineered a way for everyone to join the fight against Ebola—by donating processing time on their personal computers, phones or tablets to researchers.