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A news smartphone app would allow the visually impaired to navigate independently inside buildings where the global positioning system does not work .
If you discover a way to hack into your enemy's computers, do you strike while the iron is hot, or patiently wait for a better opportunity to arise?
The Internal Revenue Service is under mounting pressure to issue guidance clarifying how taxpayers should handle transactions involving bitcoin and other digital currencie
As the mystery around the credit card hacking at retail giants Target and Nieman Marcus continues to unfold, you’re going to start hearing a lot about something called a "RAM scraper."
Researchers have developed a virtual border agent to identify and question suspicious international travelers.
Researchers have used metamaterials to create a superlens that focuses magnetic fields.
Virtual environments and virtual reality will transform education, entertainment, and scientific exploration.
I thought it would be interesting to hear from D-Wave, a start-up that has raised more than $130 million in venture capital and employs over 100 people.
My Washington Post colleagues have reported on a National Security Agency program to to build a quantum computer.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a doomed star poised to explode in a devastating supernova event.
Cars are becoming smarter than ever, with global positioning systems, Internet connections, data recorders and high-definition cameras.
New algorithms designed to simulate a worldwide network of connected data centers can predict how to best limit carbon emissions from cloud computing.
Researchers at Emory University and Georgia Tech will share the computing power of TARDIS, a new high-performance computing cluster.
Deep-learning computers are advancing toward true artificial intelligence that will enable them to think as humans do.
A new report on the psychology of malware warnings suggests that using different language could make the messages more effective.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Mars rovers "are our eyes, our feet, our hands on the ground that inform us before we get there."
Electronic components thinner and more flexible than previous technologies open up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent sensors.
A new class of nanomaterials that can self-assemble might enable the creation of nearly molecule-scale circuits.
Joel Flickinger's two-bedroom home in the hills above Oakland, Calif., hums with custom-built computing gear.
Gordon Bell, one of the first people to chronicle his existence digitally, explains how it has changed his life and the potential pitfalls.
Not long after Gordon E. Moore proposed in 1965 that the number of transistors that could be etched on a silicon chip would continue to double approximately every 18 months, critics began predicting that the era of "Moore’s Law…
Researchers say their development of the world's fastest thin-film organic transistors proves the technology could be used in high-resolution TVs and other electronics.
Robotic technology itself may not be as challenging as the emerging social, ethical, and economic issues, says one robotics expert.
Researchers have written algorithms to help optimize power grids after discovering that wind power plants at strategic locations can make grids more resilient to disruption.
Motorola Mobility has filed a patent application for an electronic smart tattoo that can intercept subtle voice commands, subvocal commands, and subconscious thoughts.
Despite their under-representation in technology careers, women are present in the field and increasingly network with one another to expand their opportunities.
Beyond the glitz of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the wireless industry faces a fundamental problem: more features and faster data transmission are draining phones' batteries faster than ever.
The Hubble Space Telescope has glimpsed farther into the universe than any observatory before, producing the first of six new "deep field" images that show objects from the first billion years after the big bang.
The Southeastern Universities Research Association recently announced the findings of the collaborative Dataverse Network project.
People who use social media tend to communicate primarily with small numbers of close friends or relatives, according to a study from the University of Oxford.