US spy agency patents car seat for kids
Electronic eavesdropping is the National Security Agency's forte, but it seems it also has a special interest in children's car seats, Foreign Policy magazine reported Wednesday.
Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015
Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced Wednesday.
Students' autonomous robot project could be a lifesaver
The building is on fire but the firefighters are unsure about what's fueling it or how hazardous the situation is. They place a robot at the entrance and program in a rudimentary set of directions using a ...
Silk leaf maker says material could aid space journeys (w/ Video)
NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits
A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States.
You don't need a fast car to rob a bank any more, just malware
The number of physical robberies on banks has fallen dramatically in recent years, but the amount of money banks are losing through electronic methods has rocketed. In 2013 for example, the annual fraud ...
2 tabloid journalists charged with phone hacking
(AP)—British police have charged two former senior journalists at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid with conspiring to hack phones.
Country Web domains can't be seized: regulator
The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.
What's a group selfie? Usie (pronounced uss-ee)
(AP)—What do you call a group selfie? An usie, of course! As in "us." Pronounced uss-ee, rhymes with fussy.
Dismantling Germany's nuclear industry, piece by piece
Eyes fixed on a screen, joystick in hand, the operator of a remote-controlled saw painstakingly dismantles metal rods at one of Germany's mothballed nuclear reactors.
Electronic payment system will protect the privacy of customers recharging their electric vehicles
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular due to their environmental credentials and relatively low running costs. However, most existing electric vehicles need to be recharged every 100 to 150 kilometers, ...
Body by smartphone
We love our smartphones. Since they marched out of the corporate world and into the hands of consumers about 10 years ago, we've relied more and more on our iPhone and Android devices to organize our schedules, ...
Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone
(AP)—Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.
Why let your sales force influence product prices?
From the outside, you might not notice the ongoing tension within many large businesses: the battle between salespeople, on the one hand, and marketers and product managers, on the other. Because the salespeople ...