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Businesses are too busy patching to worry about firmware attacks, according to a Microsoft-commissioned study.
How can we believe that technology will help solve big problems if Uber's great promise didn't pan out?
The Covid-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium gave researchers free access to the world's most powerful computers over the past year.
A robot built by researchers at Australia's University of the Sunshine Coast has legs and feet programmed to mimic the gait of climbing lizards.
Microsoft said it will hire 50,000 people for jobs requiring technology skills over the next three years, as part of a broader campaign with LinkedIn to re-skill workers.
Researchers used anonymous phone data to measure the influence of building density and street design on pedestrian behavior in London, Amsterdam, and Stockholm.
A researcher says the Android operating system transmits about 20 times more information from smartphone handsets to Google than iOS sends to Apple.
Jeffrey Ullman and Alfred Aho developed many of the fundamental concepts that researchers use when they build new software.
Engineers developing drones or similar robotic helpers need to focus on mitigating the dangers.
Compared to other companies, Honeywell's approach to quantum computing focuses on a narrower range of more stable qubits.
Despite its sophistication, the app can be easy for more experienced users to spot.
An analysis of responses to the 2019 Deer Park, TX, chemical fire found that people warned of the disaster via social media, friends, and family were most likely to act.
German startup Nova Audio has created pearl earrings that double as earphones, with a tiny speaker, two microphones, an antenna, a Bluetooth chip, and a battery.
Cybercriminals go phishing with COVID lures.
Activist hackers looking to make political statements constitute emerging threats to U.S. cybersecurity.
An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered backpack developed by University of Georgia (UGA) researchers can help vision-impaired wearers navigate their environment.
Tetsuya Ogata and colleagues at Japan's Waseda University have taught an artificial intelligence-powered robot to tie knots around a box using just two fingers on each hand.
Researchers have developed clothing that incorporates special fibers to detect the wearer's movements.
Cybersecurity researchers said TikTok's underlying computer code does not pose a national security threat to the U.S.
Binghamton University's Arti Ramesh and Anand Seetharam have designed an algorithm to predict the spread of Covid-19 by tracking cellphone data.
Scientists can now sequence an entire genome overnight. This technology has been the key tool in identifying and tracking Covid variants.
The advice from research on coffee, and nutrition more generally, always seems to be changing. Processing vast amounts of data could help us pin it down.
New defense plans for the next decade come with a strong focus on new technologies, pitching leaner but more effective armed forces.
Consumer Reports (CR) says in-cabin cameras that electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla incorporates into driver-assist systems can threaten driver privacy.
A boutique online community of computer programmers has emerged to help family and friends gain a competitive advantage in securing vaccination appointments.
The Bank of England has unveiled a new £50 banknote featuring pioneering mathematician, code-breaker, and computer scientist Alan Turing.
Physicists at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology measured and controlled a superconducting quantum bit (qubit) with optical fiber.
A support system to help the visually impaired navigate tactile paving includes an image processing algorithm to make paving detection independent of color thresholds.
A group of technology trade associations are calling on the Biden Administration to prioritize open data policies, and to appoint a federal Chief Data Officer.
Companies and countries that depend on travel or large gatherings are counting on a totally unproven concept.