Google filled in some of Street View's gaps today, and with the addition of Antarctica, is now able to claim Street View's availability on all seven continents.
If [users] don't know what the programs they are using are even for, they don't stand a chance to use them effectively. They are less likely to become power users than the used.
Wave goodbye to BIOS, say hello to UEFI, a new technology that will drastically reduce start-up times.
Your word for the day is “Predictive Analytics”
The firm's CEO discusses phones that translate speech and "autonomous" search engines.
The scramjet launcher project could form the foundation of a future Advanced Space Launch System, with elements spread across different NASA centers to make it work, agency officials said.
Scanning prisoners’ irises is just Step 1. In Afghanistan, local and NATO forces are amassing biometric dossiers on hundreds of thousands of cops, crooks, soldiers, insurgents and ordinary citizens.
Clay Shirky talks about how cognitive surplus will change the world.
Dot, Star of the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Animation
Portable electronics could run 40 percent longer using a new type of anode.
Claim Your Plate A new Web service called Bump allows drivers to connect their license plates with an e-mail address or phone number, enabling communication with other motorists.
Building smart homes that are networked to run as efficiently as possible is supposed to be one of the technological fixes to our current energy consumption problem.
Once thought too polluting, the two-stroke engine makes a comeback in advance of stricter fuel efficiency standards.
Flexible sensors could give prosthetics and robots a more sensitive sense of touch.
Skype 5.0 beta 2 runs on Windows and includes an updated user interface, the company said on its blog. The release doubles the number of people that can be included in a group video call from the five people allowed with Skype 5.0 beta 1, released in
Even with great strides being made regularly in the realms of nanotech and materials science, Moore’s Law – the notion that the number of transistors that can be placed on a given integrated circuit doubles every 18-24 months
An electronic component that offers a new way to squeeze more data into computers and portable gadgets is set to go into production in just a couple of years.
Microsoft co-founder and former executive Paul Allen filed a suit against 11 tech companies on Friday, accusing them of infringement over patents he acquired from the now defunct Internal Research. While Allen had invested in the company, he never pa
The service... enables U.S. users of Google's Gmail service to make calls from microphone-equipped computers to telephones virtually anywhere in the world.
Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.
The core advantage of quantum computing -- the ability to compute for many possible outcomes at the same time and therefore crunch data much more quickly than classical computers -- also creates a problem for data security.
The power of search engines is applied to health-care data.
Puzzle-loving gamers are better at solving molecular biology problems than a supercomputer, according to a new study published today in the journal Nature. Playing a game called Foldit, which involves protein folding, gamers outsmarted computers on p
A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them. The attacks demonstrated targeted stand-alone ATMs. But they could potentially be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks.
Jailbreaking — the practice of unlocking a phone (and particularly an iPhone) so it can be used on another network and/or run other applications than those approved by Apple — has technically been illegal for years.
A new approach does away with the need for long strings of letters and numbers.
Using Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope program, you can now take an interactive tour of Mars with the highest-resolution images available of the Red Planet -- something even scientists have never been able to see before.
Web search group Google Inc is phasing out internal use of rival Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system because of security concerns following a Chinese hacking incident, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.
Google committed a substantial act of charity on the first day of its annual I/O developers' conference in San Francisco this week, giving away a piece of intellectual property acquired just three months ago at a cost of more than $120 million.
Millions of computer users are being duped in to installing software they think will protect them online but actually leaves their computer vulnerable to hackers