Review: Xbox One nearly a set-top box replacement
The Xbox One won't quite replace your TV set-top box, but it comes awfully close. The latest game console from Microsoft takes a big leap toward being the main entertainment hub in your living room. It gives ...
The engineering behind the 3-D printing revolution
While 3-D pens and printers are enjoyed by students, artists and makers, innovative American companies are using similar equipment to manufacture aerospace, automotive and medical technologies. The number ...
World writers demand UN charter to curb state surveillance
More than 500 authors, including J. M. Coetzee and Gunter Grass, have signed a petition to the United Nations published Tuesday which claims mass state surveillance is violating basic freedoms.
Electric two-seater Volocopter is tested in Germany (w/ Video)
First Russian smartphone, dual-screen YotaPhone, launched in Moscow
Russia's first domestically designed smartphone, the YotaPhone, was unveiled in Moscow on Wednesday, featuring an always-on second screen as a unique feature to differentiate it from the plethora of competitors.
Highly insulating windows are very energy efficient, though expensive
Highly insulating triple-pane windows keep a house snug and cozy, but it takes two decades or more for the windows to pay off financially based on utility-bill savings, according to a report by energy efficiency ...
New scheme uses shared visual cues to help people remember multiple passwords
(Phys.org) —It turns out that the way to keep track of your many passwords to online accounts is the same as how to get to Carnegie Hall—practice, practice, practice. So researchers at Carnegie Mellon ...
NXP releases small, high-efficiency CAN chips for in-vehicle networks
NXP Semiconductors today announced the release of the industry's most compact family of CAN System Basis Chips (SBCs) – the UJA116x. Driving new benchmarks in miniaturization, the UJA116x family of SBCs ...
Inventor creates replica of Vermeer painting using modified camera obscura
Authors explore security threat of covert acoustical mesh networks in air
Atlas teams head for DARPA Robotics Challenge
Google steps up its battle for Internet 'cloud'
Google is stepping up its efforts to move into the Internet "cloud," taking on rivals like Amazon and Microsoft in competition for business customers.
Symantec discovers worm that targets systems running Linux—threat to other devices
Review: Moto G isn't the best, but decent for $179
You're not getting the best or the latest technology with Motorola's $179 Moto G smartphone. What you do get is a great price for something close.