An upcoming Federal Communications Commission decision should improve high-speed Internet access in the U.S., which has fallen behind other nations
The software company studied the human body to train its latest motion-tracking gaming technology to work without the need for controllers
As major TV manufacturers prepare to role out stereoscopic 3-D displays that require glasses, researchers are experimenting with ways of delivering 3-D to the naked eye
Perceptive Pixel chief scientist Jefferson Han has big plans for changing how people use computers
Science Talk correspondent John Pavlus talks with Jon Amiel, director of the new Darwin biography movie Creation, and with Randal Keynes, Darwin's great-great-grandson and one of the film's scriptwriters. Then we'll hear from a few of the exhibitors who spoke to ScientificAmerican.com's Larry Greenemeier at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
Intel introduced several new processors at CES that are aimed at helping Internet-connected electronic devices more easily manage the data explosion
What do you know? McGraw-Hill CEO Harold McGraw was on the money yesterday when he said Apple would announce a tablet on Wednesday. The iPad now has officially arrived, weighing in at less than a kilogram, with a 25-centimeter LED-backlit display that is just over a centimeter thick.
Although CEO Steve Ballmer's CES keynote was light on major new technology announcements, the company will have Project Natal for Xbox 360 ready to go in time for next Christmas
Blackberry Storm, iPhone and Motorola Droid users will be able to control when their Volt charges with the help of this new smart-phone software
Fourth-generation (4G) broadband wireless networks are a few years away from widespread use, but the technology (designed to be 10 times faster than anything available today) got a big boost Monday when Nordic telecommunications operator TeliaSonera opened up the first commercial 4G network.
Unused "white spaces" between occupied radio frequencies would help more wireless users find access to the Internet, but could also create greater interference
A team of University of California scientists is experimenting with an alternative to lead-based compounds in piezoelectric systems
A group of companies led by Alcatel-Lucent demonstrate the power of next-generation wireless broadband technologies by rolling out a Prius with 4G connectivity
As Microsoft unleashes Windows 7 on the world Thursday, the consensus among those who have already taken the new operating system out for a spin is that while it's no PC panacea, at least it's not a repeat of the mistakes Microsoft made with Vista, which was launched in January 2007.
It seems the worst effects are not on one's eyes, and may come from watching too much television, no matter what the distance to the screen
New ways of making light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could lead to brighter, more energy-efficient video screens and lighting
Now an endangered species, it was crucial to the development of personal computing and the Internet
Netbooks, stars and cars: ScientificAmerican.com's Larry Greenemeier reports from the keynotes and convention floor at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
Microsoft's outgoing chairman holds forth on the "second digital decade" and bids farewell as a "Guitar Hero"
The chairman discusses the future of robotics, emerging technologies and life after Microsoft
Technology to better control your virtual avatar, gear worthy of getting "fragged" in and high-concept environmental sensors
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Mass Effect 2, the new sequel of the popular video game, lets players battle enemies by channeling something akin to the unknown force that causes the universe to continue expanding
This year will be remembered for the federal economic stimulus package, Wall Street bailouts, and just possibly a fun new gadget or two
The Internet stands ready to upend the television viewing experience, but exactly how is a matter of considerable dispute