In 2007, Estonia was the subject of a series of cyber attacks which crippled the Internet across the country. Banks, government departments and the national media...BBC News From ACM News | June 17, 2010
Moves to make the web's address system more secure will take a major step forward next month. In the planning for a decade, the Domain Name System Security Extentions...BBC News From ACM News | June 15, 2010
In 1968, pop artist Andy Warhol declared that in the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes. As with many other predictions, it has not quite turned...BBC News From ACM News | June 10, 2010
Experts say that the net's entire existing address space will be exhausted about a year after that date. A newer scheme is being rolled out but many firms and countries...BBC News From ACM News | May 13, 2010
Mark Zuckerberg will soon hit the ripe old age of 26. And despite his youth, he clearly possesses no fear as he sets his company's sights on trying to wrest control...BBC News From ACM News | April 23, 2010
From the moment people are born, they learn to make associations and to understand words depending on the context of a sentence.
This learning continues throughout...BBC News From ACM News | April 13, 2010
With the Glonass satellite-navigation constellation nearly complete, Russia's plan to wean itself off the US Global Positioning System (GPS) appears to be coming...BBC News From ACM News | April 6, 2010
KDDI Corp. has developed mobile phone technology that detects even the tiniest actions of the user by analyzing the movement of accelerometers embedded in the devices...BBC News From ACM TechNews | March 17, 2010
Technology that depends on satellite-navigation signals is increasingly threatened by attack from widely available equipment, experts say.
While "jamming" sat-nav...BBC News From ACM News | February 25, 2010
Sir Tim Berners-Lee has unveiled a new venture for the U.K. government, a Web site at http://data.gov.uk designed to provide the public with better access to official...BBC News From ACM TechNews | January 28, 2010
A giant "digital cloud" that would "float" above London's skyline has been outlined by an international team of architects, artists and engineers.
The construction...BBC News From ACM News | November 11, 2009
Researchers led by Cornell University's Mark Foster report that they have developed a prototype device that could significantly boost the volume of information...BBC News From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2009
Google developers Lars and Jens Rasmussen have released a limited preview of an open source messenger called Wave. Users must be invited to test the application...BBC News From ACM TechNews | October 2, 2009
More than 70 demonstrations of interactive technologies that use sensors for a wide range of applications were showcased at the Human Computer Interaction conference's...BBC News From ACM TechNews | September 11, 2009
A silicon chip about the size of a penny that uses photons to run Shor's algorithm has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol in the...BBC News From ACM TechNews | September 4, 2009
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that friendships can be inferred with 95% accuracy by studying cellphone call records...BBC News From ACM TechNews | August 18, 2009
Artificial intelligence agents that automatically negotiate for online shoppers, called Negotiation Ninjas, will be tested on a shopping Web site called Aroxo this...BBC News From ACM TechNews | August 12, 2009