How four tech companies tried to fight feature bloat—to greater and lesser success
Citizen scientists help software developers detect flaws that make their programs vulnerable to hackers
Software and hardware companies push new, feature-bloated versions on us every year. Why do we keep buying?
A detailed look at why computers running the U.S. electrical infrastructure are so vulnerable to digital threats
The winning team's robot, a humanoid design that could transform into a wheeled kneeling position, finished all eight tasks in less than 45 minutes...
The spy agency’s warrantless surveillance program on U.S. soil has been expanded to search for signs of hacking, according to the latest classified document leaks from former contractor Edward Snowden...
We all emit slightly different brain waves in response to stimuli, and researchers say that an individual’s specific "brainprints" could be used to validate our identities...
What is a virtual machine and how can you use it to boost your computer efficiency? Tech Talker explains
What could you possibly have in common with a mushroom, or a dinosaur, or even a bacterium? More than you might think.
Connections to a robotic arm have been wired into a tetraplegic person's brain and enabled him to use his thoughts to execute tasks requiring smooth motor control
An Estonia-based cybersecurity firm adopts a “blockchain” public ledger system to verify online transfers of sensitive information
It’s a mystery why Gordon Moore’s “law,” which forecasts processor power will double every two years, still holds true a half century later
One school is trying out a lightweight sack meant to keep devices from being a classroom distraction without forcing students to give up their digital lifelines
Stuxnet was just the beginning, as malware becomes the new nuclear option
An investigation of more than 17,000 hit tunes suggests popular music undergoes periods of shifting diversity, and that new styles evolve in bursts. Christopher Intagliata reports
16-year-old Paul Vermeesch recreate the impossible structures in M.C. Escher's Relativity--but with a Star Wars theme--in LEGO.
The technologies chip makers hope can keep Moore’s Law alive
In June, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus will formally receive the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering. She is the first woman to receive the organisation’s highest honor since its inception in 1917...