Startup offers elderly an Internet key to family links
Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a French-Romanian startup to develop an application and service to help the elderly stay in touch with their relatives through the Internet.
Turning bio-waste into hydrogen
Whilst hydrogen cars look set to be the next big thing in an increasingly carbon footprint-aware society, sustainable methods to produce hydrogen are still in their early stages. The HYTIME project is working on a novel production ...
China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
(AP)—China's anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.
U.K. grocery store to power itself on biogas generated from its own food waste
Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts
Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a $10 billion-plus gain from a business spinoff.
Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent
Aetna's second-quarter profit climbed more than 2 percent, as gains from an acquisition helped the health insurer beat analyst expectations and raise its 2014 earnings forecast again.
Merck 2Q profit more than doubles
A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.
Tracking your digital fingerprint online raises privacy issues
Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of websites.
Communication-optimal algorithms for contracting distributed tensors
Tensor contractions, generalized matrix multiplications that are time-consuming to calculate, make them among the most compute-intensive operations in several ab initio computational quantum chemistry methods. ...
Engineers tap gaming technology to improve design
UNSW researchers are hoping to revolutionise engineering design with cutting-edge, low-cost 3D gaming technology.
DRIP is an abuse of our rights, not a matter of national security
The UK is one of the most CCTV-saturated countries in the world. Being watched and monitored is an everyday reality on British streets, allegedly increasing from one camera for every 14 people in 2008 to one for every 11 people in 2013. ...
Samsung delays Tizen smartphone sales launch
Samsung Electronics said Monday it would postpone the roll-out of its new smartphone based on Tizen, a home-grown operating system aimed at breaking away from Google's Android system.
Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use
(AP)—Thirty university and college professors say government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.
US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas
(AP)—Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.