Watson-powered app to answer wellness-related questions
Microsoft rolls out Skype for web browsers
Microsoft on Friday released a test version of Skype that lets people make Internet calls from web browsers, eliminating the need to install special applications.
'Green' data center option makes efficient use of server heat
AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones
AT&T Mobility, the second-largest U.S. cellular provider, said Friday it is no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly ...
Sonar-assisted human navigation
When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen.
Model for evaluating product-recommendation algorithms suggests that trial and error get it right
Devavrat Shah's group at MIT's Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) specializes in analyzing how social networks process information. In 2012, the group demonstrated algorithms that could ...
Smart battery for smoke alarms takes retrofit approach
US spies on mobile phones from the sky, report says
US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack?
Self-repairing software tackles malware
University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but also automatically repairs damage caused by them. The software ...
Time for cyberattack conversation on automated cars
Cats and athletes teach robots to fall
A cat always lands on its feet. At least, that's how the adage goes. Karen Liu hopes that in the future, this will be true of robots as well.
TV sound system for the hard of hearing
Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn't really satisfy anyone.