Redmond and Melbourne Uni team on 'social natural user interface' research centre Microsoft and the University of Melbourne have announced they'll spend the next three years working on natural user interface (NUI) technologies at the new “Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interface Research”.…
First it was Blu-ray, then 3D, now it seems 4K is the new hype in the video arena. While that fancy new 4K TV may not be worth much for a few more years, a 4K monitor is something you can put to work today. Dell is one of the first vendors to market with a…
Google's latest pie-in-the-sky idea is robots. It's not as crazy an idea as you might think, and one closer to Google's traditional strategy than many people realize.
Intel has beefed up its networking silicon in a bid to capture a bigger share of enterprise, carrier and cloud-provider networks for its chip architecture. On Wednesday, the company announced a networking platform code-named Highland...Show More Summary
The next generation of USB devices won't just offer seamless connectivity -- they'll be capable of driving far more power to devices. USB 3.1 opens the door to monitors that can charge laptops off a single cable -- or systems that can do the reverse.
Once heavily reliant on the Chinese market, Lenovo is now looking to make acquisitions as it tries to expand its growing enterprise business to other countries. Lenovo, widely known as a PC company, started selling bare-bones servers in 2008. Show More Summary
At Newcastle University in England, a lecturer in architecture has taken to a particularly odd moonlighting job to bolster his pitifully small research funds: Making beautiful maps of the internet.
Cyber Monday may be over but the deals continue.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group said Wednesday that it had published Bluetooth 4.1, which prepares Bluetooth peripherals for the “Internet of Things” by allowing them to serve as both hub and peripheral devices, and paving the way...Show More Summary
The European Commission has cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of the devices and services division of Finland’s Nokia, it said Wednesday. The decision follows approval of the US$7 billion deal by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the weekend. Show More Summary
Android architect Andy Rubin uncloaks 'moonshot' project Android's original boss Andy Rubin has been very quiet since stepping down in March, but has now revealed that he has been spending his time buying up robotics firms as part of a ten-year push into the industry sector by Google.…
The holiday season is officially underway. Your good cheer could quickly turn sour, though, if you don’t secure your browser before shopping online. Research from Qualys found that almost 40 percent of all browsers have critical vulnerabilities...Show More Summary
Anyone who goes to the movies knows what happens to those who steal from organized crime. It isn't pretty. (Okay, sometimes they live happily ever after, but that's only because it's a movie.) But now that familiar script could be happening for real in the dark recesses of the Internet. Show More Summary
The YotaPhone slaps an extra e-inck screen on the back of a phone to relay information to the user as a battery saving measure. It's on sale in Russia now, but its future is uncertain elsewhere.
SpaceX has successfully completed its first launch of a commercial satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). This marks the seventh ever flight of the SpaceX Falcon launch system, and the second launch of the recently upgraded Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket. Show More Summary
While scientists have documented numerous cases where the children of parents who experienced significant trauma in life have in fact inherited specific predispositions, direct experimental evidence for this phenomenon, and a plausible mechanism, has until now, been lacking. Show More Summary
Recognizing the growing popularity of Node.js for building distributed Web applications, cloud provider Joyent will soon offer a commercial support package for managing the platform, wherever it is run. Priced at US$990 a month, Node.js Core Support is aimed at heavy commercial users of Node.js. Show More Summary
Ruby on Rails users are advised to upgrade to newly released versions of the Web development framework that contain important security fixes, according to the Rails development team. The 3.2.16 Rails version released Tuesday addresses...Show More Summary
Imagine this future: your smartphone chimes, you walk to the door, and touch your Android phone to a small tracked robot that hands you a package. Off it trundles back to a Google self-driving car, and on to the next delivery. SoundShow More Summary
We’ve already had a taste of what ASUS and Gigabyte have to offer in the way of Z87 motherboards, and now it’s time to give MSI’s lineup a spin. MSI’s offering of Z87 motherboards has essentially three tiers: the “POWER” series (which includes four XPOWER and MPOWER boards), a trio of gaming boards, and...