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The Apple-Samsung trial revealed some secrets about Apple's inner workings such as — despite founder Steve Jobs' public statements — the Cupertino company conducts market research.
In recent years, Silicon Valley seems to have forgotten about silicon. It’s been about dot-coms, Web advertising, social networking, and apps for smartphones.
Talk in Israel of a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities has reached a fever pitch.
For most of the recorded history of malware, viruses, Trojans, and other malicious software have been specialists.
The U.S. National Science Foundation is funding research into creating 2D materials capable of folding themselves into 3D objects when exposed to light.
Investments in research and development (R&D) among European Union (EU) businesses are likely to rise at an average of 4 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to a survey by the European Commission.
Many industry experts have expressed concerns about the future of innovation after a jury ruled that Samsung's smartphone and tablet products violated a series of Apple patents protecting several designs and functions.
University of Alberta researchers have developed a network designed to bring together academia and the gaming industry.
NASA's Mars Curiosity has debuted the first recorded human voice that traveled from Earth to another planet and back.
According to Velvin Hogan, the 67-year-old foreman of the jury in the U.S. trial between the Apple and Samsung, one of the turning points in group's journey to a verdict came after some deep thinking at home.
By definition, a computer is a machine that processes and stores data as ones and zeroes. But the U.S. Department of Defense wants to tear up that definition and start from scratch.
To many in the high-tech business, a troll plots his schemes in a white office building on a hill in this leafy suburb of Seattle.
Big data analytics have enabled researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's SENSEable City Lab and colleagues at GE Healthymagination to create a powerful visual of the relationships between medical conditions…
MIT researchers have developed Qurk, a database system that automatically crowdsources tasks that are difficult or impossible to perform computationally.
IBM's supercomputer Watson is learning to use its language skills to help doctors diagnose patients.
Home Wi-Fi routers could be used as a backup mesh network by fire, police, and ambulance services during emergencies in cities and towns with overwhelmed cell and phone systems, according to German researchers.
The network architecture of the Internet has not evolved to better match the way people use the Internet, according to Jarno Rajahalme at Aalto University's Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that…
Samsung wasn't the only Asian smartphone maker to suffer through a Black Monday.
Some of the biggest bets in the computing industry were made on the fifth floor of Intel's Robert Noyce Building, on the northeast corner of the chip giant's main campus in Santa Clara, California.
Hubble has made over a million observations since launch, but only a small proportion are attractive images—and an even smaller number are ever actually seen by anyone outside the small groups of scientists that publish them.
The One Laptop Per Child project is developing a version of its XO device that will combine its existing laptop functionality with a full-fledged tablet mode.
University of Texas researchers Vishwath Mohan and Kevin Hamlen have created a computer virus from common gadgets that can evade conventional antivirus programs.
Yale University researchers have developed Nico, a humanoid robot that can recognize its reflection in a mirror and identify its arms' location and orientation down to an accuracy of 2 centimeters in any dimension.
The United Kingdom's Software Sustainability Institute recently started recruiting researchers to take part in its new Fellows program to develop a better understanding of the way that software is used in research.
In an effort to address the declining number of female employees within the company, Google researchers developed algorithms to determine exactly when the company lost women and how to keep them.
What if every political ad came with a "truthiness" disclaimer?
A security expert said that he had found a backdoor in hardware from a Siemens subsidiary, RuggedCom.
On the subway, in doctor's waiting rooms and during college lectures, millions of Japanese can be found glued to their smartphones. But they're not texting or making phone calls—they're playing video games.
Archeologists now take thousands of digital photos, make notes in a database on a laptop or a tablet, and record careful, geographically referenced information that only a computer can decipher.