Wind energy transforms Australian township
Denmark isn't the sunniest place on the continent. The Australian continent, that is.
Computerized emotion detector
Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people ...
Tokyo Game Show: On the hunt for the next Minecraft
The staggering $2.5 billion that Microsoft has just shelled out for Minecraft and its quirky graphics will be foremost in developers' minds at the Tokyo Game Show this week, where simple yet immersive games ...
Court tosses $368 mn patent case verdict against Apple
A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a $368 million verdict against Apple, ruling that jurors were given evidence that may have skewed the sum.
Cloverpop offers web site to help people make big decisions
A Closer Look: Your (online) life after death
Sure, you have a lot to do today—laundry, bills, dinner—but it's never too early to start planning for your digital afterlife, the fate of your numerous online accounts once you shed this mortal coil.
Media reaping profits from Internet (Update)
The Internet is no longer draining profits from media and entertainment companies, which have learned to make online services pay, a new study shows.
Two-legged robot able to run without ZMP control (w/ Video)
Engineers develop algorithms that allow you to switch out and recharge battery modules in electric cars
Imagine being able to switch out the batteries in electric cars just like you switch out batteries in a photo camera or flashlight. A team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, are trying ...
Sandia pioneers software for smart and sustainable institutions
Sandia National Laboratories' Institutional Transformation (IX) model helps the federal laboratory reduce its energy consumption and could help other large institutions do the same.
In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts
Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity comes from renewable sources.
US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief
The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday.
Cloud data makes life easier for government spooks – and the law gives them a free pass
With the growth of internet-based cloud services, storage, social media and mobile devices, our activities increasingly leave digital shadows in our wake – social media activity, website visits, mobile ...
Indie game developers sprouting at Tokyo Game Show
Nestled among the industry giants at the Tokyo Game Show Thursday are a growing number of small and independent games developers from Asia and Europe, all hoping they are sitting on the next Minecraft.