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Researchers have discovered vulnerabilities in the backend system that feeds content and advertising to smartphone applications through a network of cloud-based servers.
Leading stores are attempting to make the in-store experience closer to that of online retail through the addition of augmented reality, interactive touchscreens, and other technologies.
An algorithm developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology won a competition to determine the best solution for busing 25,000 students to Boston schools daily.
While artificial intelligence systems are viewed by most people in technology as the future of the industry, tech executives rarely discuss the labor-intensive process that goes into creating these new programs.
A new three-dimensional printing technique makes it easier for surgeons to pick the right-sized heart valves for their patients.
Computer systems in 22 Texas municipalities have been hijacked by ransomware.
The U.S. remains the global leader in artificial intelligence research and development, according to a new study.
At least 16 million Americans in eight states will vote on completely paperless machines in the 2020 U.S. elections.
Researchers have found that the same artificial intelligence method used in facial recognition systems could help improve the prediction of hailstorms and their severity.
A new app can detect devices installed in gas pumps to steal consumer credit and debit card data.
A new tool merges the best elements of voice assistants and screen readers to make free-form Web searches easier, particularly for the visually impaired.
Cohen also developed one of the first flight simulators.
A new survey by the National Center for Women and Information Technology found tbat community college students in introductory computing classes generally can be divided into five distinct groups.
A new artificial intelligence-guided system uses robots to automate small-molecule fabrication.
People who hunt for software bugs are turning professional, as companies are offering lucrative rewards.
All-optical logic gates were made possible through the use of organic materials sandwiched between layers of silicon/tantalum dielectrics.
A tiny federal statute in 1996 transformed the web into a wildly lucrative business, and became Big Tech's favorite liability shield. It's now under attack from all sides.
People around the world may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but they're missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging.
An early-warning earthquake app's failure to alert Los Angeles residents of tremors from two quakes in July prompted an upgrade so weaker tremors will set off warnings.
Researchers have incorporated blockchain into energy systems, which could serve to expand the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Technology can detect nuances in the human voice that offer clues to a person's likely location, medical conditions, and even physical features.
A new app could be used to determine what a computer user is typing.
Wyoming has mandated that all its K-12 public schools offer computer science, in an effort to transition from its economic reliance on fossil-fuel industries.
Hackers at this year's Def Con hacker conference successfully exploited weaknesses in U.S. voting systems, demonstrating that many machines could be hijacked and abused through their Internet connections.
For the past four years, Facebook has quietly used a homegrown tool called Zoncolan to find bugs in its massive codebase.
Apple has launched an intiative called [AR]T, a curation of augmented reality art featured in a series of guided walks in New York City's Central Park.
Researchers at the University of Arizona have used supercomputer simulations to understand how galaxies such as the Milky Way come into existence.
Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.
U.S. lawmakers are debating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from liability for user-generated content.
Researchers at universities across Canada are helping the country prepare for the coming autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle revolution, while raising Canada's profile as a global leader in AV and EV research.