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Friendster is a social network that was founded in 2002, a year before Myspace and two years before Facebook.
The history of computer revolutions will show a logical progression from the Mac to the iPad to something like this SpaceTop 3D desktop, if computer genius Jinha Lee has anything to say about it.
Halo, Borderlands, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Battlefield, Metal Gear Solid—these kinds of games taught a generation to see enemies as red dots on a mini-map.
The social network PatientsLikeMe plans to build an open science platform to aid chronic disease sufferers in measuring the progression of their ailments.
The market for wearable technology remains small and faces obstacles to widespread use.
The U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research recently software that utilizes mobile devices to streamline civilian assistance operations.
China's government denies involvement in a wave of cyberattacks against international targets, but the hackers appear to be professionals who keep regular work hours.
Two major Chinese military websites, including that of the Defense Ministry, were subject to about 144,000 hacking attacks a month last year, almost two-thirds of which came from the United States, the ministry said on Thursday…
Futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity…
A new White House directive will allow the general public more access to federally funded scientific research, the Obama administration announced at the end of last week.
For nearly 50 years, coins were the currency in New York’s subway and bus system. Tokens carried the next 40 years, until the MetroCard first slid into riders’ wallets in 1993. The next big thing was to be a contactless fare…
A Twitter map visualizes, by language, the locations of 8.5 million geolocated tweets sent in the city between January 2010 and February 2013.
A research group says it has made an important step toward practical quantum computing by implementing a full quantum algorithm without knowing its solution.
The content of tweets, rather than a followers list, that has the biggest impact on the size of a Twitter audience, researchers have found.
A new study suggests future apps will provide personalized experiences through systems that integrate across all service platforms.
A global survey of information security professionals has uncovered a severe shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
Stanford University researchers say they have developed one of the most complex carbon nanotube circuits to date.
As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated cyberweapon known as Stuxnet had been found, which predates…
The New York Times’ front-page report last week that the Chinese army is hacking into America's most sensitive computer networks from a 12-story building outside Shanghai might finally persuade skeptics that the threat of "cyber…
The Obama administration wants to make a huge investment in mapping the human brain,according to The New York Times. How can they get the most bang for their buck?
The Presidential Innovation Fellows program is seeking its next wave of fellows, to build on the foundation of the projects launched by the first wave.
A new survey finds that businesses and government agencies are aggressively seeking to hire IT professionals with Linux skills.
Sandia National Laboratories has launched the Cybersecurity Engineering Research Laboratory, testing hardware vulnerabilities and modeling cyberweapons on supercomputers.
The Obama administration is planning a multiyear research effort to produce an "activity map" that would show in unprecedented detail the workings of the human brain, the most complex organ in the body.
At a former paper-printing factory in Hong Kong, a 20-year-old wunderkind named Zhao Bowen has embarked on a challenging and potentially controversial quest: uncovering the genetics of intelligence.
Quantum mechanics isn't what it used to be.
Augmented reality is very exciting. The promise of it is this: all the information on the Internet overlaid on the real world exactly where and when you need it.
I was shaking as I shouldered the rifle and peered through the scope at the small steel target 100 yards downrange.
A bionic hand under development features an interface that links the hand to a person's nervous system.
A team of University of Michigan researchers have used police data to show how computer models can help identify a city's most violent areas.