US indicts Russian suspect in huge botnet takedown
Apr 21, 2017
A Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world's top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.
Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101
Apr 21, 2017
One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.
Researchers unlock hardware's hidden talent for rendering 3D graphics for science—and video games
Apr 20, 2017
When Shuaiwen Leon Song boots up Doom 3 and Half-life 2, he does so in the name of science. Song studies high performance computing at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, with the goal of making computers smaller, faster ...
Simultaneously simulating electrical and optical input achieves unprecedented performance in electro-optical interfaces
Apr 19, 2017
A key interface component between electronic and light-based circuits receives a boost in performance through A*STAR research that combines previously independent simulations of the two systems. This research highlights the ...
Facebook pushes to augment reality through smartphones
Apr 18, 2017
Facebook on Tuesday launched a mission to make smartphone cameras windows to augmented reality, focusing on what people have in hand instead of waiting for high-tech eyewear.
Computer pioneer Robert W. Taylor dies at 85
Apr 15, 2017
Robert W. Taylor, who was instrumental in creating the internet and the modern personal computer, has died. He was 85.
Trapped ions and superconductors face off in quantum benchmark
Apr 14, 2017
The race to build larger and larger quantum computers is heating up, with several technologies competing for a role in future devices. Each potential platform has strengths and weaknesses, but little has been done to directly ...
25 is 'golden age' for the ability to make random choices
Apr 13, 2017
People's ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.
Slumping PC market shows a glimmer of hope in first quarter
Apr 11, 2017
The long-suffering personal computer market may be finally recovering from the damage inflicted by the shift to smartphones and tablets.
Group works toward devising topological superconductor
Apr 11, 2017
The experimental realization of ultrathin graphene - which earned two scientists from Cambridge the Nobel Prize in physics in 2010 - has ushered in a new age in materials research.