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Moore's law—the well-known doubling of computer chips' computational power every 18 months or so—has been paced by a similarly steady increase in the storage capacity of disk drives.
Facebook made a potentially game-changing announcement.
Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz may have had one of the most secure computer systems in the world.
It's the latest R&D trend: penciling in tinkering time on the company clock.
You've probably never heard of Tizen, but the companies behind it are some of the most recognizable brands in the tech industry.
Technology professionals' average salaries rose 5.3 percent to $85,619 last year, according to Dice. Tech professionals with at least 15 years of experience saw a four percent year-over-year increase in average salary to $103…
European researchers are designing a transceiver that would enable data transmissions at a speed of 10 gigabits per second via a new infrastructure network in European Union member countries.
By early 2017, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aim to deploy their first 100-plus petaflop systems, which will serve as precursors to an exascale machine…
Augmented reality (AR) glasses that offer a feeling of binocular depth perception to people who are blind in one eye are under development at the University of Yamanashi.
The Rhode Island School of Design wants to change science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to STEAM education, with the "A" representing the arts.
Four groups of researchers recently reported the completion of an experiment that involves generating individual photons and synchronizing their passage through a maze of optical components so they reach a battery of photon detectors…
James Jay (Jim) Horning, a leading figure in the evolution of computer science and an active participant in many ACM programs, died January 18 in Palo Alto, Calif.
When Microsoft's Kinect gaming sensor first exploded onto the gaming scene in 2010, it wasn't long before people started getting excited about what it might make possible.
Just imagine if all the applications and services you saw or heard about at CES earlier this month had to be designed to be "wiretap ready" before they could be offered on the market.
North Carolina New Schools recently launched a program funded by a $2.3 million U.S. Department of Education grant to train recent graduates and mid-career professionals to be teachers in science, technology, engineering, and…
Tim Huckaby predicts that in the near future doctors will be manipulating molecules in 3-D space, music players will be tuning into our thoughts, and retailers will be providing coupons in real time based on how consumers gaze…
University of Toronto researchers have developed statistical computer techniques for dating historical documents.
The next time you go shopping for a smartphone, you might see some unfamiliar software on the screens lining store shelves.
Reading the news that Atari’s U.S. subsidiary is filing for bankruptcy was a little like hearing that Bob Hope died—in that you were surprised to discover he had been alive all that time.
In "Star Trek", a television series of the 1960s, no matter how far across the universe the Starship Enterprise traveled, any aliens it encountered would converse in fluent Californian English.
Facebook hardware guru Frank Frankovsky is developing a blueprint for a new type of computer server that enables a user to add or remove the processor.
Zhang Xiaoping’s mother dropped out of school after sixth grade. Her father, one of 10 children, never attended.
Duke University researchers are using a new class of artificial materials, called metamaterials, to design a sensor that compresses images much more efficiently than existing technologies.
Intel is developing thin fiber optics that will use lasers and light as a faster way to move data inside computers. The technology will be implemented at the motherboard and rack levels and use light to move data between storage…
IBM is increasing its efforts to support big data academic programs. "We're working with universities to provide help with curricula, technology, and real-world projects to help them teach this technology, and to help students…
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has not had a charmed birth. While some of its problems—a windshield crack, minor fuel leaks—can easily be dealt with, the issues that have arisen with the plane's batteries are much more serious.
Iran responded to a 2010 cyber attack on its nuclear facilities by beefing up its own cyber capabilities, and will be a "force to be reckoned with" in the future, a senior U.S. Air Force official told reporters on Thursday.
The Defense Department wants new computer tools to analyze mounds of unstructured text, blogs, and tweets as part of a coordinated push to help military analysts predict the future and make decisions faster.
Who needs the freaky precogs of Minority Report to predict if someone’s likely to commit murder when you have an algorithm that can do it for you?