Facebook tuning mobile search at social network
Facebook on Friday said it is dabbling with letting members using smartphones or tablets search for past posts of friends at the leading online social network.
Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP
A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute.
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 ...
Tricorder XPRIZE: 10 teams advance in global competition to develop consumer-focused diagnostic device
XPRIZE today announced the 10 finalist teams competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation for teams to develop a consumer-focused, mobile device capable ...
Nintendo launching 'amiibo' with 12 characters (Update)
Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo."
Leap Motion offers VR mount for hand recognition device, reveals plans for better VR experience
Avatars make the Internet sign to deaf people
It is challenging for deaf people to learn a sound-based language, since they are physically not able to hear those sounds. Hence, most of them struggle with written language as well as with text reading ...
Study shows local seismic isolation and damping methods provide optimal protection for essential computing equipment
In experiments aimed at securing essential electronic equipment, a team of researchers led by earthquake engineer Claudia Marin-Artieda is seeking solutions for protecting computer servers, backup power units, ...
Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans
Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which ...
'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.
Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers.
Japan gov't calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper
The Japanese government is calling on its citizens to prepare for the worst-case scenario, should a major disaster hit the quake-prone archipelago: Stockpile toilet paper.
Twitter to set up shop in social-media-mad Indonesia
Twitter plans to open an office in Indonesia over the coming months as it seeks to boost revenues in the social-media-addicted nation, the company announced Friday.