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The European Court of Justice on Tuesday said Google should allow online users to erase links to content about them after a certain amount of time.
Web application developer is the U.S.'s best entry-level job, according to a new study.
Self-driving cars have an undeniable allure: Think of all the fun things you could do if you didn't have to keep your eyes on the road!
Sixteen years ago, a Spaniard named Mario Costeja Gonzalez had hit financial difficulties.
Pilfering the personal identification numbers of financial accounts, a potential jackpot for hackers, is tougher to pull off thanks to data encryption and other security technologies.
Researchers say they have developed a method to camouflage messages in a way that is mathematically guaranteed.
The GaitTrack app turns a smartphone into a medical monitor.
A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers…
University at Buffalo researchers are developing technology based on cognitive radio, which they say could make wireless communications up to 10 times faster.
Has the age of the Robocop and Terminator arrived?
Google long ago went from being a mere directory of the Internet to a shaper of online reality, helping determine what we see and how.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently…
Put some "crap" technology with some smart software and you get one life-changing solution.
In a decade, cognitive enhancement may have gone mainstream.
Researchers say they have developed a smartphone camera that bridges the gap between the cellphone camera and the digital still camera.
A national education movement with an emphasis on computer science is growing quickly in the U.S.
Election officials are facing a growing imperative to replace outdated voting technology to prepare for elections over the next decade.
Malardalen University researchers are developing virtual technology that could serve as an accessory for Google Glass.
TouchTools is a gesture design approach that enables users to manipulate tools on the screen just as they would in real life.
In an interview, Cyberemotions project coordinator Janusz Holyst discusses the potential implications of using emotions on the Internet.
Researchers say they have developed telerobotics technology that could make disaster response faster and more efficient.
When does a scientific conference warrant the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security?
Information, money and jobs flow easily around the world, yet it’s getting tougher for travelers to cross some borders.
Does Bitcoin risk endangering the nation's safety? The Pentagon thinks it might.
Researchers say a new method will ensure mathematically optimal adaptation of the labeling to the perspective and driving direction on digital maps.
Computer security experts have discovered a method of uniquely identifying a computer by the way it accesses Wi-Fi resources.
The Smart Emergency Response System aims to use cyber-physical systems to share information and coordinate emergency and disaster response and recovery.
World Wide Web founder and inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has again called for a Magna Carta for the Internet.
When its handlers finally steer it into a collision course with Saturn in 2017, the spacecraft Cassini will have been in space for two decades, 13 of those years spent in orbit around the planet that will eventually become its…
The robust defenses yeast cells have evolved to protect themselves from environmental threats can be used to design computer networks.