Pluto.TV offers curated online videos as alternative to YouTube, TV
Ilya Pozin's 2-year-old daughter wasn't about to abandon daddy's comfortable lap. But Pozin had to manage his successful e-cards company, so he'd entertain Paisley in his home office by playing cartoons and educational videos ...
Throwing money at data breach may make it worse
Information systems researchers at the University of Arkansas, who studied the effect of two compensation strategies used by Target in reaction to a large-scale data breach that affected more than 70 million customers, have ...
Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft's Xbox offline in 'hacker attack' (Update)
The online gaming networks for Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox consoles—hot gifts this Christmas—were disrupted for a second day Friday in what hackers said was a coordinated attack.
Taxi app Uber defies ban in Spain
Smartphone car-ride service Uber vowed Friday to keep operating in Spain despite a ban following a lawsuit by taxi drivers and said it would fight the case in court.
Sony film mess reflects gadgets-entertainment gap
Sony's iconic gadgetry and the star appeal of Hollywood may have appeared to be a perfect match when the electronics giant bought Columbia Pictures in 1989. A quarter century later, it's apparent that Sony ...
Japan gets Fx0—Mozilla Firefox OS-powered transparent smartphone
Airplanes finally go hybrid-electric
An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK, an important early step towards cleaner, low-carbon ...
How big data could reduce weather-related flight delays
Next year's holiday travelers may see fewer delays thanks to research now being conducted by a team of University of Michigan engineers.
Indiegogo project NANOPLUG – Offering the world's smallest hearing aid
Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly.
3-D-printable materials deform to change surface area, enabling curvature rather than rigid folding
Today's 3-D printers, in which devices rather like inkjet-printer nozzles deposit materials in layers to build up physical objects, are a great tool for designers building prototypes or small companies with ...
Sony broadly releases 'The Interview' in reversal of plans
Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday—an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas ...