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More than six months have passed since the FBI first ordered Apple to help the agency bypass the encryption on the iPhone 5c of Rizwan Syed Farook, an ISIS supporter who with his wife killed 14 people in San Bernardino before…
New Yorkers' morning commute was interrupted this morning by a chorus of emergency alerts, part of a manhunt for bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami.
University of Cambridge professor Sergei Skorobogatov has cloned iPhone memory chips, giving him an unlimited number of attempts to guess the passcode.
Wireless connectivity offers to improve safety as semi-autonomous and fully autonomous cars mature and proliferate.
A House intelligence committee report issued Thursday condemned Edward Snowden, saying the National Security Agency leaker is not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were defense secrets that…
Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Sussex say they have developed a new touchscreen technology based on electrodes made from indium tin oxide.
Researchers at Israel's Ben Gurion University have created a method for disabling the U.S. 911 emergency system with telephony denial-of-service attacks.
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith has called for a push against implicit gender bias and for greater diversity and racial equity in technology disciplines.
A new method developed by engineers from the California Institute of Technology has the potential to change the way urban forests are surveyed.
University of Michigan researchers are using data analytics methods similar to those employed by Facebook and Amazon to help solve the water contamination in Flint, MI.
After more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has released the largest, most detailed map yet of the Milky Way. It pinpoints the 3D positions of 1.1 billion stars, almost 400 million of which were previously unknown to science.
Having students 'teach' their lessons to a classroom robot increases engagement.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a technique to make augmented reality technologies more immersive.
A team of researchers is investigating how common techniques used by programmers might be inadvertently contributing to the battery drain of smart phones.
Researchers say they are developing security imaging technology that would cost less than scanning devices used in airports to detect hidden weapons or contraband.
Researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis have developed a Web-based application that helps fight sex trafficking by targeting places where it usually occurs.
It does not take an infinite number of monkeys to type a passage of Shakespeare.
New York City wants to make Wi-Fi available to anyone who walks its streets. But Gotham is finding out the hard way that free and open Internet access is ripe for abuse.
Weiss nurtured the nascent publication programs of a young ACM.
Whenever a new iPhone gets announced, there's one feature that every Apple lover is hoping for: improved battery life.
ACM is updating the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to maintain its relevance as the conscience of computing.
A study by researchers from Tsinghua University in China focused on how traffic signaling can be optimized using deep reinforcement learning.
The European Union's TUCAN3G project is bringing 3G wireless service to previously unconnected regions of the world.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a new programming language.
New software models and compares various pediatric heart surgery interventions in advance, as part of the European Union's CARDIOPROOF project.
Daniela Rus discusses her objectives as the first female director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Do a Google image search for "exoplanet."
In June 2015, when the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon, mission scientists knew two things: they'd never seen anything like it…
Pixelation has long been a familiar fig leaf to cover our visual media’s most private parts.