For decades, people have been able to have conversations with computers. However, humans have always been able to tell if they were talking with a person or computer. No computer ever built could carry on a conversation as smoothly and naturally as a
A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say
Automated cars from Google will be available for public testing in the next year, according to the technology giant. The two-seat electric vehicle may take some getting used to for operators. There are no pedals or a steering wheel in the new car
The future has a funny way of sneaking up on you. You don’t notice it until you’re soaking in it. That was the feeling at O’Reilly’s Solid Conference last week. For the first time, the venerable tech publisher held an event dedicated the way software
In the latest season of Mad Men, Don Draper and company are confronted by a computer.
Rémi Coulom is sitting in a rolling desk chair, hunched over a battered Macbook laptop, hoping it will do something no machine has ever done.
Watson, IBM's supercomputer made famous three years ago for beating the very best human opponents at a game of Jeopardy, now comes with an impressive new feature.
It’s easy to see the appeal of Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone concept.
You’ve just squeezed the last drop of shampoo from the bottle, the toothpaste tube is rolled as tightly as possible and your razor just completed its last shave.
3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike in materials including plastics, metals, c
3D Systems has acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools using 3D modeling and printing. This is a com
Most of the early smartwatches we've seen run scaled-down software designed for teeny-weeny screens.
During the last generation of video gaming, Sony added Blu-ray technology to its PlayStation 3. This resulted in games with more realistic graphics, unlike anything we’d seen before. Now, Sony, along with Panasonic, are hoping to make that experience
Aleph Objects, maker of the LulzBot line of 3D printers, recently made the switch to a new facility in Colorado, big enough to meet its expanding production needs and designed to add more injection-molded and laser-cut parts to the printers.
NATION | Could another mobile headset computer make a technological leap over Google Glass before that device even becomes popular? By now, most people have heard of Google Glass. The mobile display unit is making news, before it even becomes common.
As the tech world celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh last Friday, we were reminded — time and again — of the iconic Super Bowl ad that announced the arrival of Apple’s world-changing machine.
If your knowledge of engineering stops with putting batteries in a TV remote, you might try fiddling around with a littleBits kit for a day.
Just the other day, I got a card in the mail for my 30th birthday. When I opened it up, the card started singing “Happy Birthday.” And that little thing — pealing out at the top of its automated lungs — made me laugh. What a strange thing to computer
OH NO, NOT another accelerator, you may think.
Is your laptop secure? In the age of widespread snooping from the NSA and so many others, do you really know that your machine is safe?
Different computing tasks can prompt us to open our laptops or reach for the tablet, while there are some that leave us somewhere in between.
The most accurate simulation of the human brain ever has been carried out, but a single second’s worth of activity took one of the world’s largest supercomputers 40 minutes to calculate
IBM says it will invest $1 billion in the computer system that won on Jeopardy! but has stumbled so far in the real world.
Intel used its keynote presentation at CES to focus on wearable technology, with Chief Executive Brian Krzanich providing a whistlestop tour of wearable devices that the company will be rolling out.
IBM unleashed the world’s first computer hard disk drive in 1956.
In room-size metal boxes secure against electromagnetic leaks, the National Security Agency is racing to build a computer that could break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the w
Nothing good ever starts with a quote by Michael Chertoff. Ever. The holding was that plaintiffs lacked standing to maintain the action. Often unrecognized by non-lawyers, Article III of the Constitution limits federal court jurisdiction to matters i
The backdoor requires the attacker be on the local network, so this isn’t something that could be used to remotely attack DSL users. It could be used to commandeer a wireless access point and allow unfettered access to local network resources.
Tablets have come into their own over the past three years.
In his 2005 paper, Professor of Physics Johan Åkerman touted magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) as a promising candidate for a "universal memory" that could replace the various types of memory commonly found alongside each other in modern e