Brazil cybertheft could be biggest ever
A scheme that has been skimming funds from Brazilian bank payments over the past two years may be the largest cybercrime heist in history, at some $3.75 billion, security researchers say.
Reinventing entertainment for a digital generation
Children's entertainment is in a mess. This is in no small part due to recent revelations about just what was happening when the stars of earlier generations were producing content.
Fraud, sex, post-it art: Google cuts search links
Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. internet giant said Thursday ...
Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum
The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink. It is penning down the Torah, the Jews' holy scripture, and it is doing it much faster ...
Misinformation diffusing online
The spread of misinformation through online social networks is becoming an increasingly worrying problem. Researchers in India have now modeled how such fictions and diffuse through those networks. They described details ...
The powerful potential of microgrids for livable cities
A majority of the world's population now lives in cities, which consume 75 percent of the world's resources and emit most of its greenhouse gases. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, an additional ...
Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images
Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to digitally navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through digital images of small structures like neurons ...
Austria's new green super computer
Several universities have come together to construct Austria's most powerful mainframe computer. Phase VSC-3 (Vienna Scientific Cluster 3) offers not only impressive computing power, but also serious energy ...
First batch of Oculus Rift prototype development kits for second generation headset to ship this month
Amazon launches 3D printing store
Amazon announced Monday the launch of an online store for 3D printed items to allow consumers to customize and personalize items like earrings, pendants, dolls and other objects.
Norwegian energy groups to build new British wind farm
Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft said Tuesday they will build an offshore wind farm in Britain with 67 turbines that will eventually power over 400,000 homes.
Research could lead to dramatic energy savings at data farms
Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.
Etiquette gets reboot for digital age
The digital age has created a host of new etiquette dilemmas.
Really smart cars are ready to take the wheel
Why waste your time looking for a place to park when your car can do it for you? An idea that was pure science fiction only a few years ago is becoming reality thanks to automatic robot cars.