Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity
The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each.
MediaTek SoC to boost 64-bit Android devices
Single-message app 'Yo' is what's up with investors
A messaging app that allows users to send the word "Yo" to friends has discovered newfound fame and fortune.
JIBO robot could become part of the family
Researchers develop tool to predict the level of driver discomfort caused by LED lighting
(Phys.org) —Long hours of nighttime driving can cause eyestrain because while our vision adapts to the surrounding darkness, the sudden stabs of brightness from streetlamps can be irritating, distracting and even painful. ...
New system could reduce data-transmission delays across server farms by 99.6 percent
Big websites usually maintain their own "data centers," banks of tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers, all passing data back and forth to field users' requests. Like any big, decentralized network, data centers are ...
Xbox One update is big on friends, Blu-ray 3D support
Bill ensures emails,photos won't die with a person
(AP)—A group of influential U.S. lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail and other online accounts when a person dies.
No evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, study says
In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first ...
US Army intelligence system pulled from key test (Update)
U.S. Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
Catching grease to cut grill pollution
A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students have designed a tray that when placed under the grates of a backyard grill reduces by 70 percent the level of a harmful ...
Facebook lets users squirrel items away
Facebook on Monday began letting people squirrel away online tidbits such as links to chew on more thoroughly later.
Google worker shows early-draft glimpse of Chrome OS
Using 'Big Data' approach to map relationships between human and animal diseases
Researchers at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Infection and Global Health are building the world's most comprehensive database describing human and animal pathogens, which can be used to prevent ...