Record labels sue Pandora over older songs
Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.
Google's Street View address reading software also able to decipher CAPTCHAs
Neuromorphic computing 'roadmap' envisions analog path to simulating human brain
(Phys.org) —In the field of neuromorphic engineering, researchers study computing techniques that could someday mimic human cognition. Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently ...
SRI microrobots show fast-building factory approach (w/ video)
Wireless power transfer achieved at five-meter distance
The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades, from wired to non-wired. Users today enjoy all kinds of wireless electronic gadgets including cell phones, ...
PsiKick's batteryless sensors poised for coming 'Internet of things'
Research from the University of Virginia and the universities of Michigan and Washington is the foundation of a startup company, PsiKick, that plans to manufacture the lowest-power wireless sensors in the ...
Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy
Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the ...
Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US
The White House Thursday announced a series of measures aimed at increasing solar energy production in the United States, particularly by encouraging the installation of solar panels in public spaces.
Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer
The laptop computer that Bill Clinton used in 1998 to send the first-ever US presidential email has sold for $60,667 in an online auction, the Boston auction house that handled the transaction said Thursday.
Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature (Update)
Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
Satellite telecom vulnerable to hackers, researchers find
Security flaws in many satellite telecommunications systems leave them open to hackers, raising potential risks for aviation, shipping, military and other sectors, security researchers said Thursday.
Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed.
Researcher finds flaw in Samsung fingerprint check
A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.
Tailored approach key to cookstove uptake
Worldwide, programs aiming to give safe, efficient cooking stoves to people in developing countries haven't had complete success—and local research has looked into why.