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Midway through Apple's demonstration of the new iPhone 6S, Craig Federighi took an emergency selfie.
Every first-time player of daily fantasy football begins the new season undefeated, just like even the most hopeless NFL teams.
I grew up in a tiny New York City apartment, packed in alongside our four cats and my father's immense personal library of some 3000 books.
Encryption fix begins in preparation for arrival of futuristic computers.
Scientists may be closer to solving the mystery of how Mars changed from a world with surface water billions of years ago to the arid Red Planet of today.
Researchers at the University of Bradford are presenting their work in motion-capture technology at the upcoming British Science Festival.
Northwestern University researchers have developed encapsulation layers that protect carbon nanotubes from environmental degradation.
RMIT University is collaborating with CA Technologies to research the security issues surrounding single sign-on.
New software developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can inexpensively produce calibrated energy models of buildings.
Left-hand turns are one of the tougher things drivers have to do.
As President Xi Jinping of China prepares for his first state visit to the United States this month, Washington has warned that it could hit Chinese companies with sanctions over digital attacks for trade secrets. Beijing is…
In the drive to safeguard data from future quantum computers, cryptographers have stumbled upon a thin red line between security and efficiency.
Researchers have developed "an autobiographical memory" for the robot Nao, enabling it to pass on knowledge between groups of people.
Laser-ranging (lidar) systems that most self-driving cars use to detect obstacles can be hacked by a setup costing about $60.
Several companies are promising to create software that will be able to do most of the grunt work of writing software on its own.
Researchers say they have achieved an advance in wearable devices that could lead to wearable displays in clothing that provide users with feedback.
A recent paper concluded humans would not stand a chance against super-intelligent robots following a hypothetical mass extinction event.
It is an inevitability that cryptographers dread: the arrival of powerful quantum computers that can break the security of the Internet. Although these devices may be a decade or more away, researchers are adamant that preparations…
University of California, Berkeley researchers are working to develop artificial intelligence that lets machines learn the way humans do.
Researchers at the University of South Alabama are investigating potential breaches of medical mannequins used in training.
Many types of databases used for electronic medical records are vulnerable to leaking information, according to a new study from Microsoft researchers.
First responders are set to benefit from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's effort to extract insights from its 500-terabyte Planetary Data System.
The supercomputer that holds the current speed record is the Tianhe-2 of the National Super Computer Centre in Guangzhou (China).
The world's fastest residential Internet may be found in the middle of the English countryside, built by farmers for farmers.
An artificial intelligence developed by Georgia Institute of Technology researchers can generate interactive narratives by learning from stories written by human authors.
Participation rates for Advanced Placement science exams rose over the last year, with computer science seeing the second-largest increase, according to the College Board.
Researchers have demonstrated a new wireless communication technique that works by sending magnetic signals through the human body.
Researchers at Telefonica Research in Spain have developed an algorithm that enables a smartphone to determine whether or not its user is bored.
The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology recently conducted an experiment in which self-driving golf carts carried 500 tourists around winding paths.
Researchers have developed a smartphone and tablet app that compresses a diagnostic test for dementia usually performed by a clinician.