Technology Review's I.T. Editor, Erica Naone, demonstrates how the Microsoft Kinect works and then hacks it apart.
For the first time, scientists have observed a single molecule emitting light when sandwiched between broken segments of a carbon nanotube.
Upgrading its photo-sharing service, Facebook announced today that it will soon enable facial-recognition technology-meaning that when members upload photographs and are encouraged to "tag" their friends, they will be able to choose from a list of su
A new iPhone App with the misleading name ‘PatriotApp’ attempts to draw on the power of the patriot movement, turning smartphone users into a gigantic snitch network.
A former government contractor says that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation installed a number of back doors into the encryption software used by the OpenBSD operating system. This means the FBI may have developed secret ways to snoop on encryp
Why Wikileaks and Amazon should be the topic de jure at every boardroom table.
Visual Recognition technology is becoming very powerful and easily has the capacity to perform facial recognition of an entire crowd.
An Australian company will sell the world's first armpit testosterone lotion in American stores next year after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, news.com.au reported Friday.
As users become more mobile and businesses become more interdependent, the "security perimeter" is becoming increasingly harder to define -- and nearly impossible to defend.
Which search is more likely to yield malware: a child's research for a school current events project or a male's search for nude photos of Paris Hilton? The answer may surprise you.
Enjoying your new "droid" web-phone? Well, Google's popular Android mobile platform kernel contains more than 350 software flaws, one-fourth of which are high-risk for security breaches and system crashes, a newly released analysis of the open platfo
Peeing on your phone seems like an all-around pretty bad idea, but British researchers have managed to find an upside.
A full-color holographic display system refreshes every two seconds, fast enough to send live 3-D images.
Technology Review visits Ed Boyden, an assistant professor at the Media Lab and leader of the Synthetic Neurobiology Group at MIT, in his lab, where he demonstrates a device to turn neurons on and off and discusses how photosensitive proteins can be
We sometimes sneer at cellphones equipped with Adobe’s Flash browser plug-in: On tiny, energy-efficient mobile processors, the plug-in spikes CPU-usage, causing a big drain on battery life and often making the poor host browser so stuttery and unresp
In the world of fiction, H. G. Wells' invisible man had to drink a concoction of noxious chemicals to become invisible. The 21st Century version is much cleaner, safer and faster. Diminished reality—the ability to make objects disappear from real-ti
A new type of device could ultimately hold more data than flash memory.
A single graphene transistor that does the job of many conventional ones could lead to compact chips for cell phones.
German researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology have developed an eyetracking device that could soon help keep drowsy drivers alert on the road for a fraction of the cost of existing systems.
Our friends at PopPhoto have compiled a gallery of the winners of Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition. Included are close-ups of a mosquito heart (above), a wasp's nest and more, in breathtaking detail. Check out the gallery and prepare
An electronic brain devised by US Internet titan Google has driven cars nearly a quarter of a million kilometers in California, on a quest for the next great revolution in the auto industry.
A new type of image-manipulation software could help salvage all the home video footage shot during your awkward phase. It can automatically modify the shapes of human bodies on video, dropping unsightly pounds without burning a single calorie.
Dentsu London and Berg teamed up to create this stop-motion film, entitled "Making Future Magic." It's driven by a 3D light-painting technique, one I've never seen before: It's extruded from an iPad, like Play-Doh through a press.
Noninvasive communication between brains and computers just came a step closer.
A plan by Microsoft Security Chief Scott Charney would place infected or unsecured PCs in an Internet isolation ward. And block users from Internet access
Intel's MeeGo will let apps span tablets, phones, and TVs
If you use a computer program without knowing its purpose you are not a user, you are the used.
Latest shocking example of eco-fascism emphasizes global warming cult’s obsession with mass genocide and blood splattering death