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A new iPad app could make it easier for people with macular disease to read.
Technology is eroding social connections between human beings as machines step in to fill social needs, according to one researcher.
A new high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) chip demonstrates that implementing HEVC algorithms in silicon chips is possible.
New video-recognition technology under development can analyze video and determine the time and place it was shot, according to researchers.
Researchers have developed an "air-writing" system that uses sensors attached to a glove to recognize hand movements as a user writes letters in the air.
Last month, the Haggler was sitting at home when the phone rang.
One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in the sand.
No one knows for sure how many individual pages are on the web, but right now, it’s estimated that there are more than 14 billion.
For media executives, there may be nothing worse than a viewer or listener who is not counted.
A new material interface can improve the functionality of non-silicon-based electronic devices, as well as enhanced nanoelectronic components.
The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies is developing microscopic fibers that can be woven into soldiers' uniforms to enable them to communicate with other soldiers on the battlefield.
Researchers using a new text analysis tool have discovered a common rhetorical structure known as bracketing in the Book of Genesis.
Google is in discussions with online eyeglass retailer Warby Parker to create a more stylish version of its Google Glass frames.
Researchers have developed an autonomous navigation system for mobile robots based on the visual system of locusts.
Smartphones not only have a brain but, increasingly, the ability to sense their environment.
As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security people like me wonder about the process. How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack the vote?
When Google built the latest version of its Android mobile operating system, the Web giant made some big changes to the way the OS interprets your voice commands.
The White House threatened China and other countries with trade and diplomatic action over corporate espionage as it cataloged more than a dozen cases of cyberattacks and commercial thefts at some of the U.S.'s biggest companies…
The paradox that adding extra roads to a network can lead to greater congestion, may be seen in social networks, too.
Quantum cryptography researchers say they demonstrated how they can secure control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography.
Several organizations are using predictive algorithms to try to identify who will take home an Oscar from the upcoming Academy Awards.
For the first time, America's top-of-the-line F-22 fighters and Britain's own cutting-edge Typhoon jets have come together for intensive, long-term training in high-tech warfare.
A beige office block in Shanghai's suburbs belonging to the Chinese army became world famous on Tuesday after Mandiant, a Washington-based computer security company, released a 60-page report alleging that it houses a group routinely…
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet.
Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars?
Your first experience with haptics was probably your phone vibrating in your pocket.
China's military spokesman said on Wednesday that the country's armed forces had never backed any hacking activities, denouncing U.S. cyber security firm Mandiant's report as groundless both in facts and legal basis.
At the edge of a stubbly, dried-out alfalfa field outside Grand Junction, Colorado, Deputy Sheriff Derek Johnson, a stocky young man with a buzz cut, squints at a speck crawling across the brilliant, hazy sky.
A microelectronic circuit composed of 44 transistors made from carbon nanotubes demonstrates that nanotubes could be the best successor to silicon-based chips.
A new device called Tongueduino can turn the tongue into a 'display' for output from environmental sensors.