Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity
Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?
Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever (Update)
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.
Multifold challenges for districts level retrofitting
Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.
Renesas announces SRAM using leading-edge 16 nm FinFET for automotive information systems
Renesas Electronics today announced the development of a new circuit technology for automotive information SoCs (system on chips) at 16 nanometer (nm) and beyond. Using this new circuit technology, Renesas tested the prototype ...
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how ...
Brazil's Coelho offers $100,000 for N. Korea parody film
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho offered Thursday to pay Sony $100,000 for rights to "The Interview," protesting the company's decision to scrap the North Korean parody film amid chilling threats from hackers.
Bridging sensory gap between artificial and real skin
Oculus boosts virtual reality development with acquisitions
Facebook-owned Oculus VR moved closer to launching its virtual reality gear on Friday with fresh acquisitions of startups and talent.
Movie world fears for freedom of speech as N.Korea parody pulled
Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of its madcap comedy about North Korea after threats from hackers has caused consternation in the movie world and triggered concerns about freedom of expression.
Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory
Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.
North Korea linked to Sony hacking (Update)
Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond ...
Underfire Uber ramps up rider safety
Uber is ramping up driver background checks and other security measures worldwide after the smartphone-focused car-sharing service was banned in New Delhi following the alleged rape of a passenger.
Facebook doesn't love the idea of a 'dislike' button
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg wants people to be able to quickly express broader ranges of feelings at the leading online social network, but a "dislike" button doesn't make the cut.
New cheap NFC sensor can transmit information on hazardous chemicals, food spoilage to smartphone
MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.