Korean chat app vows to protect user privacy
(AP)—Popular South Korean messaging app Kakao Talk said Monday it will stop fully cooperating with authorities seeking to access private messages as part of a government crackdown on online criticism.
Robots may receive urine-powered artificial 'hearts'
Hacking Gmail with 92 percent success
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers, including an assistant professor at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering, have identified a weakness believed to exist in Android, Windows ...
First commercial quantities of cellulosic ethanol from woody biomass marketed
Scientists and engineers—including several at Michigan Technological University—have been talking for years about biofuel, particularly cellulosic ethanol, which is fuel made from trees and other woody ...
Funky robots display Japan's latest technologies
A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition.
Technology can identify the hidden properties of receipts containing fingerprint deposits
A crime-fighting 'magic' marker pen that can identify the hidden properties of receipts containing fingerprint deposits within a matter of seconds is one of many innovative gadgets developed by scientists ...
Flying microrobot takes steps toward full autonomy (w/ video)
WEDG wants to make a difference in personal cloud privacy
Nortal and VTT start cooperation in the fast-growing big data market
Software development solutions provider Nortal and VTT will begin developing advanced practical solutions for analysis of large amounts of data, known as big data, targeted at industrial companies. The global big data market ...
Through the combining glass
Trying on clothes when a shop is closed could become a reality thanks to new research that uses semi-transparent mirrors in interactive systems and which will be unveiled at an international conference tomorrow.
Banks harvest callers' voiceprints to fight fraud
(AP)—The caller said her home had burned down and her husband had been badly hurt in the blaze. On the telephone with her bank, she pleaded for a replacement credit card at her new address.
Lego-like modular components make building 3-D 'labs-on-a-chip' a snap
Thanks to new LEGO-like components developed by researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, it is now possible to build a 3-D microfluidic system quickly and cheaply by simply snapping together ...
Study shows that vehicle-to-vehicle navigation systems really do work
Russian man: not guilty to new hacking charges
(AP)—The lawyer for a Russian man accused of hacking into U.S. businesses told a judge that he is not guilty of new charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office.