Record labels sue Pandora over older songs
Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.
Google's Street View address reading software also able to decipher CAPTCHAs
Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers, researchers find
Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday.
Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature (Update)
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy (Update)
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the ...
Neuromorphic computing 'roadmap' envisions analog path to simulating human brain
(Phys.org) —In the field of neuromorphic engineering, researchers study computing techniques that could someday mimic human cognition. Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently ...
Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer
The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday.
PsiKick's batteryless sensors poised for coming 'Internet of things'
Research from the University of Virginia and the universities of Michigan and Washington is the foundation of a startup company, PsiKick, that plans to manufacture the lowest-power wireless sensors in the ...
Wireless power transfer achieved at five-meter distance
The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Users today enjoy all kinds of wireless electronic gadgets including cell phones, ...
SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)
Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed.
Weibo shares jump in market debut
Weibo Corp.'s shares are rising in the Chinese social media company's debut in the U.S.
Zynga seeks new harvest with mobile FarmVille game
Social games pioneer Zynga on Thursday released a version of the hit "FarmVille" tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of players.
Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.