'League of Legends' players become eSport stars
In front of a rapt audience in a Los Angeles film lot, Krepo hooks an enemy with his scythe and harvests virtual souls with a signature move called a "death sentence".
US aviation agency to appeal drone ruling
The US aviation agency said Friday it will appeal the dismissal of a $10,000 fine it imposed on a Swiss entrepreneur who flew a drone over a college campus to make a commercial.
Judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung devices (Update)
A federal judge Thursday rejected Apple's request to ban an array of Samsung smartphones and tablets found to have infringed on patents held by the US tech giant.
Controversy marks Newsweek's comeback
A mystery man. A splashy reveal. A media frenzy. Newsweek staked its return from the dead on a story it knew would get attention. A cover story claiming it had uncovered "the face behind bitcoin," the world's ...
MasterCard, Visa plan group focused on security
Visa and MasterCard are forming a group that's intended to help the retail and banking industries come together on more-secure credit card payments.
Instagram signs deal with major ad agency
Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram on Friday said it has landed its first deal with a major ad agency.
Coupons.com sizzles on Wall Street debut
The stock market debut of Coupons.com brought out bargain-seekers on Friday, shooting the online discount firm up a stunning 87 percent.
New research could help make 'roll-up' digital screens a reality for all
A study, published today in Nature's Scientific Reports identifies a new technology which could see flexible electronics such as roll-up tablet computers, widely available in the near future. So far, this area of electronic design ...
NIRS probe small enough for implanted use in brain functional imaging
Research from Japan has produced a NIRS probe small enough for implanted use in brain functional imaging of humans. Based on flexible printed circuit technology, the probe is also cheaper and simpler to produce ...
Study suggests that social-network support for causes might be only a click deep
Social media may fuel unprecedented civic engagement. Digital networks might make possible mass protest and revolution – think "Arab Spring." But sometimes and maybe even most of the time, a new study suggests, ...
Snowden, Assange top bill at Texas tech gathering (Update)
Surveillance. Online privacy. Robots. Food processing. Wearable computers. To get a sense of what's on the minds of the tech industry's thinkers, leaders and tinkerers, it's a good idea to head to Austin, ...
New technique targets C code to spot, contain malware attacks
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in ...
Detecting software errors via genetic algorithms
According to a current study from the University of Cambridge, software developers are spending about the half of their time on detecting errors and resolving them. Projected onto the global software industry, ...
New tracking system measures distribution hazards on products and packages
Packaging and distribution of goods is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yet damage to goods while in transit has a financial impact on companies and consumers, also in the millions of dollars, according to ...