IOC defends Rio legacy amid green protests
Ecological protests on Saturday dogged the final day of an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Rio as green campaigners slated the choice of a nature reserve to hold the golf event ...
Korean tech start-ups offer life beyond Samsung
As an engineering major at Seoul's Yonsei University, Yoon Ja-Young was perfectly poised to follow the secure, lucrative and socially prized career path long-favoured by South Korea's elite graduates.
Wireless sensors make aircraft maintenance more efficient
The FLITE-WISE project has developed new wireless sensors to facilitate the constant monitoring of European aircrafts. The new system, which is expected to bring both cost and weight down, will be commercialised ...
Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production
Research at the University of Huddersfield will lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. It has also resulted in an exceptional number of scholarly articles ...
Neuroscientist takes scientific look at art of filmmaking
Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch, duck when the jet careens toward the tower in "Airplane," and tap our toes to the dance numbers in "Chicago" or "Moulin ...
EU police operation takes down malicious computer network
(AP)—European police have taken down a computer network that used malicious software to infect more than 3 million computers worldwide and steal personal data, banking details and passwords.
Barnes & Noble to keep Nook digital business after all
(AP)—Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after all.
Cyber thugs taking data hostage
Marriage therapist Valerie Goss turned on her computer one day and found that all of her data was being held hostage.
NSA chief seeks compromise on encrypted phone snooping
The National Security Agency chief pressed on Monday for a compromise which allows intelligence services to snoop on encrypted devices to combat terrorism, within a "legal framework" to protect user rights.
Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch
Apple sent invitations Thursday for a mystery event due to take place March 9, amid speculation about an imminent launch of its much anticipated Apple Watch.
US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks
A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday.
Uber discloses data breach, theft of license numbers
Global ride-sharing startup Uber said Friday a data breach last year may have allowed a hacker to gain access to the license numbers of some 50,000 of its drivers.
Silicon Valley shuttle drivers vote to unionize
(AP)—Shuttle drivers who ferry tech workers between Silicon Valley and San Francisco have voted for union representation.
Fashionable or geeky—the modern watch dilemma
It's Milan fashion week, you've got tickets to the catwalk shows and an outfit to die for, but which watch to wear? A chunky smartwatch or chic ticker that can't tell the time?