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Researchers from several U.K. institutions are collaborating on a project that will use robots to serve as a proxy for people in public spaces.
The University of California, Berkeley held its annual Computer Science Education Day on Dec. 10, drawing hundreds of students from across the Bay Area.
Cisco Systems technologists say it is crucial for the U.S. government to fund basic research into future power consumption issues.
On Monday, President Obama kicked off computer science education week, encouraging every young person to acquire computer programming skills, even if they have no intention of becoming a software engineer.
If you are visiting this page the chances are that you are not a human, at least according to research.
Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty or Battlefield and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house.
The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer.
On the eve of his exit as chief executive officer of Microsoft, after more than a decade on the job, Steve Ballmer is more than ever a CEO whose image does not always reflect reality.
Computational linguists developed a quantitative model that predicted Time's "Person of the Year" for 2013 would be President Barack Obama.
The free iCitizen app was designed to offer a quick and easy way for smartphone users to become educated on political issues of concern to them.
A battery made with the skin pigment melanin could one day provide power for electronic devices installed within the human body.
A new method to realize electrical conductivity in metal-organic framework materials could have major implications for the future of electronics.
To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops.
For months, investigators at Microsoft Corp. hunkered down in front of their computer monitors, patiently stalking the shadowy figures behind what the company says is a major Web ad-fraud machine.
When teams participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) were announced last year, almost all of them provided reasonably detailed renderings that gave us a good idea of the robots that they were working on.
There are thousands of invisible signals bouncing around us all the time, and the world would be a very different place if we could see them.
At the stroke of midnight on December 10, 1993, an executive at id Software uploaded a file to an FTP site on the University of Washington's network.
The price gap between bitcoins trading in Chinese yuan and those sold for other currencies has evaporated in recent days, highlighting the porous nature of China's capital controls.
Chip makers can no longer expect to make processors smaller, faster, and less expensive with each generation by packing more transistors onto a silicon wafer.
Two Google security researchers report that a pair of authentication standards designed to help combat spam and phishing attacks are being widely adopted.
During the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Robotics Challenge, researchers will compete to enable humanoid robots to collaborate with humans.
Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have enhanced existing GPS technologies to develop new systems for California and elsewhere to warn of…
Documents released by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden indicate the agency uses Internet cookies to hack indivuals' computers.
The European Union is backing the development of a running shoe that would help reduce injuries by providing feedback on running form and the workout routine.
Dennis Crowley thought his 13-year dream might never come true.
New research involves the use of algorithms in data mining and the analysis of social networks to study how information moves within large social graphs.
A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.
The man who called himself "Mo" had dark hair, a foreign accent and—if the pictures he emailed to federal investigators could be believed—an Iranian military uniform.
Google is predicting a generation of screenless computing devices that rely on voice recognition, a senior engineer has said, emphasising that the company encrypts users' audio data to the same standard as text-based information…
The Memoir iPhone app accesses photos and status updates from a user's social networks based on the user's location, what is going on, and who else is around.