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A recent Google patent application suggests users stick out their tongue in place of a password, to keep the Face Unlock facility from being fooled by photos.
June 1 marked the first National Day of Civic Hacking, during which cities across the United States invited programmers to come together and improve local government.
China has been the target of serious cyberattacks from the United States, but Beijing has never blamed Washington or the Pentagon because such accusations would be "technically irresponsible," Chinese Internet insiders said.
For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user’s cornea with a display may one day provide an alternative.
President Barack Obama defended his administration’s data-gathering programs Friday, calling them necessary for national security and well within the bounds of the law, and saying he believed his administration had "struck the…
Google released a research paper this week showing that the frequency of a movie being searched for on Google and YouTube is a surprisingly accurate indicator of how well it will do at the box office. The research won't improve…
Google's Project Glass technical lead Thad Starner believes people can truly integrate Glass into their routine activities.
Analysis of the content of video games and their interaction with the player can help the video game industry find new ways to improve their products.
Experimental subjects have powered a remote-controlled helicopter through an obstacle course with their thoughts.
U.S. spy chief James Clapper has strongly defended government surveillance programmes after revelations of phone records being collected and internet servers being tapped.
Mobile phone software under development can be trained to identify stress in the human voice.
The French National Research Agency is funding research on new forms of cooperation in and between wireless body area networks.
Goodbye, plastic hotel room key. So long, wallet. Farewell, camera.
Ever wonder what the network infrastructure of the future will be? Try looking in the mirror.
The revelation that the Obama administration is pursuing a massive surveillance program that tracks countless U.S. and international phone calls has brought privacy, spying, and civil liberties right back into the spotlight.
Controversy is raging over a court order allowing the FBI and the National Security Agency to seize aggregate information of millions of Verizon customer phone calls.
The Google Mobile Backend Starter makes it easier for developers to build and sell their apps by automating the backend of apps development.
A new printing process may be used to produce thin films capable of conducting electricity far more efficiently than those created using conventional methods.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy public live-in high school for students who excel at math and science, allows students at their own pace.
In PayPal's software-coding competition, Battle Hack, software developers vie to create a socially beneficial application that uses PayPal payment processing.
A growing number of tools and strategies are available to make computers and digital content accessible to people with disabilities.
A new image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the extent of destruction from the deadly Newcastle-Moore tornado that ripped through central…
The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.
Researchers say they have found a way to detect and recognize human gestures based on how they affect Wi-Fi signals.
DNA analysis is the major crime-solving advance of our time.
The camera pushes in. And there, near the meridian line, you see a faint scattering of red lights. Something is in the tar. And it's glowing.
Google chief Internet evangelist and ACM president Vint Cerf worries that much of the data generated since the Internet's beginning will be lost over time.
Researchers have built a model to predict how many retweets any given tweet on Twitter will receive.
A new program called Plan X is designed to facilitate cyberwarfare executed in a manner similar to playing a video game.
Researchers have developed a robot arm that navigates by using the sense of touch, rather than trying to avoid bumping into people and objects.