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The U.S. needs more cyber warriors, and it needs them fast, according to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
If you could quiz Watson, IBM's all-knowing supercomputer, from an app on your phone, what would you ask it?
The ALL-SMART-PIGS project is a European Union-backed research effort developing technologies for turning pig farms into smart farms.
Researchers have demonstrated that fingerprints exist within smartphone sensors because of imperfections during the hardware manufacturing process.
Dartmouth University faculty, students, and national experts today will mark the 50th anniversary of the BASIC computing language developed at Dartmouth.
Researchers have discovered a two-dimensional material whose properties are very similar to those of graphene, but with some distinct advantages.
The hacker in the Italian Job did it spectacularly.
A new monitoring method identifies what information will be relevant on social networks as far as two months in advance.
The Rabbit Proto is an open source three-dimensional printer attachment that enables the device to make functioning electronic prototypes.
Chad Bouton snapped awake at 5 a.m.
Modern smartphones have helped shed a light on the power of user interfaces that are driven by gesture and touch. It’s increasingly clear that touch will play a prominent role in the future of computing, but there are still challenges…
A startup called Ultrahaptics aims to make gesture control and virtual reality more engaging by using ultrasound waves to let you feel like you’re touching virtual objects and surfaces with your bare hands.
Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it's a shame more people don't learn to do it.
At a bitcoin conference in Miami this January, Jeffrey Tucker, a laissez-faire economist and libertarian icon, made an unexpected observation.
Millions of Americans use smartphones for tasks like hailing a taxi or checking in for a flight. But for buying something in a store?
Microsoft Research's new Special Projects Group is tasked with working on disruptive technologies that could benefit both the company and society.
The pay gap between women and men in the technology sector is one of the smallest, according to newly released research.
Stanford bioengineers have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing.
A new flexible material with nanoporous nickel-fluoride electrodes layered around a solid electrolyte can deliver battery-like supercapacitor performance.
Companies are discovering traditional insurance policies may not cover the costs of privacy breaches and data loss.
The Supreme Court will consider Tuesday whether police need a warrant to search a suspect's cellphone, in two appeals that could define the parameters of law enforcement tapping into the trove of data stored on smartphones.
Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who provided journalists a trove of classified documents, retained a well-known Washington defense lawyer last summer in hopes of reaching a plea deal with federal…
Most industrial robots are far less friendly than the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, which is safe enough to be a surprisingly popular means of feline transportation.
Dick Loizeaux recently found himself meandering through a noisy New York nightclub.
People focus more on the upper half of their field of vision, according to a new study .
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is struggling to hire cybersecurity experts.
Researchers say they have developed software that can cut the time needed to determine the cause of a deliberately set fire.
Microsoft's forthcoming mobile operating system upgrade will include Cortana, a virtual personal assistant designed to become more intelligent as people use it.
A Princeton University professor has proposed the creation of a "privacy alert" system to help the average Internet user better manage their privacy.