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Researchers have created software that points out inaccuracies in student programming and offers suggestions for improvement.
Seeking more-secure alternatives to passwords for online sites and mobile devices, Motorola is focusing on electronic tattoos and authentication pills.
The so-called patent troll has become one of the tech industry’s favorite monsters in recent years, and on Tuesday the Obama administration announced it would pick a fight with patent-holding companies that produce nothing but…
Get right up close to Dmitry Itskov and sniff all you like—you will not pick up even the faintest hint of crazy.
Cameras as we know them have long been eye-like: a lens captures light and focuses it on film or a detection sensor, just as the lenses in our eyes focus light on our retinas.
A miniaturized version of sonar technology will be applied inside the human body, to treat diseases in real time.
Researchers have developed a system that can beam the outline of computer keyboards or cellphones onto any surface, including the hand.
A new phased-array transceiver is designed to ease data bottleneck issues for mobile communication while allowing radar-imaging technology to be scaled down to the size of a laptop.
Supreme Leader's top aide Ali Akbar Velayati, who is also a candidate in Iran's presidential election, hailed the Iranian IT engineers and experts for their good progress, and said the arch foes of the Islamic Republic, the U…
Researchers have created software that can see if a cloud service performed its promised work, or whether it may have been compromised and forced to do something inappropriate.
The inventor of a viral technology behind tomorrow's electric car batteries, flexible touchscreen computers, and non-invasive cancer screening was awarded a $500,000 prize Tuesday.
A robot can anticipate human actions and assist with tasks such as opening a refrigerator door or pouring a drink.
It was a Sunday afternoon in SoHo and while most New Yorkers were having brunch, Makeda Peters and her boyfriend were on a street corner craning their necks at a seven-story art installation called "The Wall," about to embark…
Advances on multiple fronts are bringing big improvements to the way computers learn, increasing the accuracy of speech and vision systems.
The possibility of a new $200-billion-plus industry has cloud security experts bracing for the ramifications.
Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali laid the foundations for modern cryptography, with contributions including interactive and zero-knowledge proofs.
ACM's awards celebrate achievements in networks, information retrieval, multi-agent systems, computer science education, versatile compiler technologies, and more.
Manufacturers hint that bendable screens are coming soon, but academics argue that many engineering challenges remain.