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A startup spun out of Stanford says it has solved an age-old problem in radio communications with a new circuit and algorithm that allow data to be sent and received on the same radio frequency—thus doubling wireless capacity…
Smartwatches are moving from science fiction to reality, but there are questions on whether they will become a part of mainstream computing.
The end could be near for cookies, the tiny pieces of code that marketers deploy on Web browsers to track people's online movements, serve targeted advertising, and amass valuable user profiles.
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Motorola wants to allow users of its smartphones to customize the device's components. The company has been working on Project Ara for more than a year, and has partnered with a designer who has created a modular phone idea …
The United States is involved in an international open-data network that seeks to bring together companies, universities, and non-governmental organizations that support open-data projects and communities.
The National Taiwan University's Yang-Fang Chen and colleagues have developed a self-adhesive memory card using a layer of graphene coated with conductive polymers and topped with aluminum electrodes.
University of Texas at Arlington professor Heng Huang is leading a research effort to use electronic medical records data to help physicians personalize patient treatment, predict health care needs, and identify risks that can…
If the New York Times's latest article is to be believed, artificial intelligence is moving so fast it sometimes seems almost "magical."
Noriko Arai is not the first woman to spotlight the hazard that boys and their toys can present, and she won't be the last.
On a recent morning Natanel Dukan walked into the Paris offices of the French robot maker Aldebaran and noticed one of the company's humanoid NAO robots sitting on a chair.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan warned of enemies' possible plots to wage a cyber war against the country to destroy Iran's scientific and industrial infrastructures.
Carnegie Mellon University researchers are helping to develop methods for computers to make security decisions in cyberspace by investigating psychological and human factor issues.
A silver BMW 5 Series is weaving through traffic at roughly 120 kilometers per hour (75 mph) on a freeway that cuts northeast through Bavaria between Munich and Ingolstadt.
Since implementing a new low-cost online master's program in computer science based on MOOC technology, Georgia Tech has received almost twice as many applications for the program in the past three weeks as its residential program…
Reading University is launching what is believed to be the United Kingdom's first free online university programming course, as the school's vice-chancellor Sir David Bell warns that failing to address technology training will…
California-based startup Vicarious says it has developed software that can successfully crack any text-based CAPTCHA program, defeating Google's reCAPTCHA program 90 percent of the time.
Several U.K. institutions are collaborating on the ultra-parallel visible light communications project. The researchers have used a micro-LED light bulb to transmit data at speeds of more than 10 Gbit/s.
Battelle Memorial Institute researchers say they have developed the first production system for quantum distribution of cryptographic keys and are planning to create a 400-mile link enabling quantum-key distribution by 2015.
You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss, a spy is just a spy.
Tor, a service that helps cautious Internet users stay anonymous online, is facing increased scrutiny and potentially new attacks as the global debate on surveillance and privacy escalates.
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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology researchers have developed a method to transfer electronics with versatile functionality onto a flexible surface. RMIT's Philipp Gutruf says the process could lead to fully functional…
Mozilla plans to offer developers a more privacy-aware geolocation service using cell towers and Wi-Fi signals.
University of Texas at Austin researchers are working with Texas Advanced Computing Center supercomputers to facilitate prospective planning for near-term surgeries.
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Technology initiatives have long depended on deep-pocketed governments and venture capital firms. But the growth of online crowdfunding sites is inspiring project leaders to turn to public subscription models for investment.
In a chilling episode of "Homeland" last year, a terrorist killed the vice president with a fiendishly clever weapon: a remote-control device that attacked the computerized defibrillator implanted in his chest.