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An American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur is using computer science to advance towards "the coming age of our own cyber consciousness and techno-immortality."
When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.
If you've ever watched soccer, you'll know of the subtle differences in tactics and formation between different teams.
Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.
You may know Google Trends.
A new untethered soft robot has four legs and can stand up and walk away from its designers.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory's Alan Winfield and colleagues recently tested an ethical challenge for a robot.
The Home Exploring Robot Butler has advanced manipulation skills that enable it to perform multiple functions.
Researchers have developed a soft robotic arm, inspired by octopus tentacles, that can snake through a pipelike environment without a human operator.
A Federal Robot Commission could help extract sense and insight from the many technological applications that separate human agency from execution.
Federal law protects consumers from the cost of fraudulent charges incurred when thieves steal credit-card and debit-card numbers.
At a New York state elementary school, teachers can use a behavior-monitoring app to compile information on which children have positive attitudes and which act out.
New, free iOS and Android software identifies which apps drain the most power from device batteries.
The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control.
Georgia Tech's Lipton cited for introduction of new ideas and techniques
It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic.
Their collaboration opens the edX platform to some new organizations, but individuals will have to wait a while longer.
While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber…
The White House has revealed the assignments and backgrounds of its third class of Presidential Innovation Fellows.
Intel is expanding its effort to further optimize research software with assistance from the University of California, San Diego's San Diego Supercomputer Center.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has unveiled four sets of mechanisms for carrying out certain tasks over Wi-Fi Direct.
One of the innovations packed inside the Apple Watch—and highlighted by designer Jony Ive at the company’s grand unveiling this week—is a flexible display.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we humans have been doing our best to compliment other animals for centuries.
University of Cambridge researchers have combined graphene research with transistor and display processing to create the first transistor-based flexible display.
Video games need to be redesigned to include audience experience, according to University of Melbourne professor Frank Vetere.
A new method for cooling electrons without external means and at room temperature could lead to very low power electronic devices.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding, and successfully implemented it in a robotic cheetah.
University of Essex scientists will showcase their pioneering ultra-high definition TV research at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
A new program at the University of Warwick will focus on enhancing the cybersecurity of everyday technologies by helping to ensure the underlying software is trustworthy.
Rice University researchers are using a $1.1-million grant to develop parallel-processing tools that track the evolution of genes and genomes across species.