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Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks.
Artificial intelligence experts stress the need for clarity around certain economic and safety ramifications of artificial intelligence technologies.
Researchers have found a security breach in which keystroke sounds can be recorded during a Skype voice or video call and later reassembled as text.
Researchers say without a lifelike three-dimensional model to test and calibrate fingerprint scanners, there is no consistent way to determine their accuracy.
Sometime in the next 10 or so years, the massive antennas that comprise NASA's Deep Space Network will pick up a faint, distant signal for the final time.
The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.
An emerging generation of visual coding platforms is introducing software development to young people and other beginners.
Photos of a huge circle of churned-up Martian soil leave few doubts: a European Space Agency (ESA) probe that was supposed to test landing technology on Mars crashed into the red planet instead, and may have exploded on impact…
When surveillance cameras began popping up in the 1970s and '80s, they were welcomed as a crime-fighting tool, then as a way to monitor traffic congestion, factory floors and even baby cribs.
Scientists at Northeastern University in China have proposed a way to distribute energy similarly to how the Internet operates.
The quantum properties of carbon-based superlattices could lead to a fundamental shift in the design and development of electronics.
Connecting many smart objects to the Internet will result in an enormous boost in online traffic, which one researcher aims to make manageable with a network redesign.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is running several projects examining how crowdsourced data could be used to predict specific events.
A study of U.S. presidential debates found mimicking subtle aspects of an opponent's language better engages a third-party audience and leads to a bump in the polls.
Mathematical models developed by engineers at Ohio State University have enabled colleagues to explain the factors that drive alcohol consumption among young people.
Researchers have come up with a bold new method for representing and understanding a protein's shape: translating it into music.
Pluto's icy heart beats with a planetary rhythm.
It was a great way to mix science with gambling, says Anna Dreber.
Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened an artificial research center at Cambridge University in the U.K.
Unless technology companies and educators start reaching out to young women and girls, the number of women in the computer science field will drop, a new report finds.
Queensland University of Technology researchers are developing technologies they say could provide less expensive and more accurate koala-tracking methods.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed an approach to automating most of the process of big data analysis.
Researchers at Duke University and North Carolina State University have demonstrated a system that can create and control three-dimensional acoustic holograms.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to Europe's Schiaparelli test lander, which arrived at Mars on Oct. 19.
Most people think the eight planets in our solar system orbit the sun along a straight plane, like a disc on a record player.
Canada’s "Father of Computing" was 95.
The race is on build a "universal" quantum computer. Such a device could be programmed to speedily solve problems that classical computers cannot crack, potentially revolutionizing fields from pharmaceuticals to cryptography.
It's hot enough to melt lead, the acid rain will scorch the flesh from your bones – and it's the perfect place to raise a family. Venus, not Mars, might be the off-world destination of choice for future space colonists.
A move to provide free Internet services yields some unexpected consequences.
Hillary Clinton is heading for a landslide victory over Donald Trump. But wait.