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Who are the most influential spreaders of information on a network?
Touch screens are ubiquitous on tablets and smartphones, but their flat glass surfaces can hinder close reading and accurate typing.
Since Edward Snowden's revelations about government surveillence, we know more about how the National Security Agency has been interpreting Section 215 of the Patriot Act and Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…
The National Security Agency might be tracking your phone calls. But private industry is prying far more deeply into your life.
The main battleground between Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. in the global smartphone market is moving from courtrooms to the laboratory, amid a race for patents on atom-thick technology for the next generation of devices…
A man who tried to kill his family is among the latest to request removal of search results from Google.
Questions have emerged about whether facial recognition technology could recognize an adult based on images of that person as a child.
Google this week embarked on its most concerted effort to provide an up-close look at its self-driving cars.
A new report on how the Internet of Things will shape society through 2025 predicts "widespread and beneficial effects on the everyday lives of the public."
A series of experiments is aimed at determining how well children retain new words learned from robots over time.
Researchers say they have developed a better way to control smart watches by enabling users to physically tilt, click, and twist the watch's bezel.
In 1942, the science fiction author Isaac Asimov published a short story called Runaround in which he introduced three laws that governed the behaviour of robots.
The European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Doctors who have used Google Glass are optimistic about the device’s place in medical practice.
We lost Nereus today
Google will announce by the end of the month a mechanism for consumers to request that links to information about them be removed from the company’s search engine, a leading European regulator said on Thursday.
Researchers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have adapted a detection tool for man-in-the-middle attacks for Facebook.
Researchers are developing computer-aided design software to improve the physical layout of the discrete-droplet lab-on-a-chip.
A new smartphone app helps motorists avoid parking fines by warning them when they should return to their vehicles.
A new program called Cerebella enables virtual humans to demonstrate emotions using facial expressions and hand gestures.
Viewed up close, a shark's skin bristles with tiny teeth or "denticles" which aid swimming.
Remember the prediction that one day your oven would be connected to the Internet and have the ability to talk to your car?
In 2016 a British submarine will slip its moorings and set sail under the guidance of the quantum world.
So long, robot pals—and robot overlords.
A white Lexus hybrid SUV inches to the left, creating a slightly wider buffer as it passes a bicyclist in the bike lane on a busy and unseasonably hot Tuesday afternoon not far from Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley.
The United Nations on Tuesday began its first-ever multinational convention on "lethal autonomous weapons systems."
NASA's Curiosity rover is in the prime of its life, exploring the rocks, soil and air of Mars. But the agency is already planning its successor—and this time, the scientific stakes are higher.
In an interview, Ayla Networks co-founder and Stanford University professor Thomas Lee discusses the future of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Estonia's electronic voting system cannot guarantee fair elections because of fundamental security weaknesses and poor operations procedures.
A new smartphone app monitors a person's voice during telephone conversations to detect early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder.