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FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation"…
Reports this week of Russian intrusions into U.S. election systems have startled many voters, but computer experts are not surprised.
U.S. programmers landed in 28th place in a HackerRank compilation of the results of 1.4 million coding challenges by approximately 300,000 developers.
South Africa's Center for High-Performance Computing in Cape Town a supercomputer designed to make the country a global player in the HPC research community.
Researchers argue core principles of automation and artificial intelligence must be reconsidered as the world experiences an information technology shift.
New software can predict how objects captured by a computing device's camera will most likely behave.
The Google Brain Team says it has made strides in teaching computers to summarize text, and has developed an algorithm that can write "very good" headlines.
Virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer is just as motivating as real peer pressure.
Transistors, the electronic amplifiers and switches found at the heart of everything from pocket radios to warehouse-size supercomputers, were invented in 1947.
Practically every word we use to describe a computer is a metaphor.
Earlier this summer, NASA announced that ARM Holdings' A53 will be the microprocessor core design at the heart of the agency's next generation of spacecraft.
New research from Princeton University suggests computers learning human languages can demonstrate prejudices and biased word associations.
Boston College researchers have developed the first nanoscale wireless communication system using antennas that send and receive surface plasmons.
Police are turning to academic institutions using machine learning methods to predict and prevent adverse incidents.
Adding "fun" and "chat" aspects to the game enhances memorization and understanding of context.
The world's most famous fossil is now open source. 3D scans of Lucy—a 3.18-million-year-old hominin found in Ethiopia—were released on 29 August, allowing anyone to examine her arm, shoulder and knee bones and even make their…
There are plenty of unanswered questions about how self-driving cars would function in the real world, like understanding local driving customs and handing controls back to a human in an emergency.
Another day, another world.
First came the computer mouse. Then the touchscreen.
Flexible electronics, which could be used to control flexible robots, depend on the ability to produce electrical circuits that can be repeatedly stretched and bent while remaining operational.
Red blood cells are flexible biconcave discs that spend their lives suspended in blood plasma.
It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking.
Researchers at Bavaria, Germany's University of Wurzburg are developing secure and efficient networks for the Internet of the future.
Mobile devices will be able to leverage battery power in larger nearby devices for communication using new radio technology.
Researchers have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to improve operational efficiencies of the Titan supercomputer to support data-heavy applications.
Researchers have created the National Water Model, which provides forecasts, data, and decision support to emergency services and water management personnel.
Researchers have explored the ultimate speed of electrons when controlled by electric fields, which has implications for future petahertz electronics.
Computers in general, and software in particular, are more difficult than other kinds of technology for most people to grok, and they overwhelm us with a sense of mystery.
Werner Herzog’s new film tracks the birthplace of modern connectivity.
An international coalition of researchers is developing technologies that could help the U.S. military detect manipulations of open source images.