Two inmates at a medium-security prison in Ohio were able to secretly assemble two fully functioning computers and hid them in the facility's ceiling. With their scraped together technology, they committed more crimes, including identity theft and hacking attacks.
Computers April 12, 2017
Swedish scientists have succeeded in turning a cyborg rose into a super capacitor by forming wires inside and making it go beyond the basic e-plant concept with the promise of making sensors and vegetable computers in the future.
Material Science March 1, 2017
It's always fun to play video games until morning -- unless the game's graphics keep lagging. In that case, we present five tips and tricks to help keep your games from slowing down.
Video Games February 5, 2017
Neuroscientists have developed a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can facilitate communication by reading the thoughts of patients with complete paralysis. Their findings spark hope for patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Neuroscience February 1, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump seems like he isn't a fan of computers. He believes people get more confused because of them.
Life & Style December 31, 2016
A report claims that by 2018, most laptops that will be sold will be equipped with solid state drives, or SSDs, instead of hard disk drives, or HDDs. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Computers August 30, 2016
The new Onion Omega2 is making the headlines as the tiniest computer, but how does it compare with the Raspberry Pi Zero? Here's a quick comparison between the two, from specs and features to price and size.
Computers August 16, 2016
Graphene could radically change electronics in the coming decades, but how is it manufactured? And what is the odd story of its invention, more than a decade ago?
Material Science June 21, 2016
An ancient device thought to predict astronomical events may have been a computer built 21 centuries ago. Why did ancient Greeks build this machine?
Ancient June 12, 2016
The computer system of the U.S. Federal Reserve saw over 50 breaches between 2011 and 2015. Some of these cyberattacks were described as 'espionage.'
Security June 2, 2016
Despite advances in computers, the U.S. Defense Department still uses floppy disks to operate the nation's nuclear forces. Other federal agencies use outdated systems as well.
Defense May 26, 2016
IBM gives virtually everyone a chance to get their hands on its 5-qubit quantum computing processors. The prototype quantum computer can be accessed remotely via the internet.
Computers May 4, 2016
A new tool could help detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study has found that reduced use of the home computer could signal a developing neurodegenerative disease.
LIFE April 1, 2016
The ability of machines to accurately comprehend written language took another step forward thanks, in part, to Harry Potter. What could this tale provide to the field of artificial intelligence?
March 30, 2016
MedStar Health Inc. was forced to shut down its email and record systems after a virus breached its computer system. The FBI is conducting an investigation if this was a ransomware attack.
LIFE March 29, 2016
Make your computer run smoothly again by spring cleaning it. Take a look at some of the ways anyone can do to make their system operate faster and more efficiently.
Computers March 21, 2016
Computers today can detect if a person is bored by reading his non-instrumental movements, or body language such as fidgeting. These findings are hoped to produce companion robots and more interactive online learning programs in the future.
LIFE February 24, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service experienced computer hardware failure, causing some systems to shut down. IRS is already assessing the extent of the outage and is dealing with the tax community at this time.
Business February 4, 2016
Researchers were able to develop a mind-reading computer program that accurately and rapidly knows what people are thinking. By decoding brain signals, the program was able to predict thoughts almost instantly.
LIFE January 31, 2016
A new DARPA program dubbed Neural Engineering System Design seeks to develop an advanced interface to link the human brain to a computer. The implant is intended to connect to up to 1 million neurons in a region of the brain.
FUTURE TECH January 21, 2016
Dell announces two new wireless monitors at the Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, with one having the capability to wirelessly charge smartphones.
Computers January 6, 2016
Looks like the music industry isn't called a hit factory for nothing. It appears a computer algorithm could correctly predict which tunes were the top 10 blow-out pop hits in the year when fed a song for testing.
Computers December 17, 2015
Examination room computers may hinder doctor-patient relationships. A study found that doctors who spend more time using the computer during a consultation are less likely to be rated excellent in terms of patient care.
LIFE December 4, 2015
The strongest material on Earth is only one atom thick. How will we use it?
Energy November 17, 2015
Meet Solu, a pocket-sized computer that wants to change the way people interact with computers. It's linked the cloud and is structured around projects, not apps.
Computers November 2, 2015
Silicon Valley wasn't always America's tech hub. The New-York Historical Society's upcoming exhibition 'Silicon City' explores the Big Apple's role in the history of computers.
Computers October 20, 2015
If you want to preorder the Microsoft Surface Book, that might be a little difficult now. All of the models of Microsoft's first laptop are apparently out of stock in the company's online store.
Computers October 14, 2015
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates women in STEM who are often underrepresented or discouraged from entering science- and tech-oriented fields. However, who was Ada Lovelace? Only the first computer programmer in history.
Society October 13, 2015
An Australian team of engineers announced they have built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time. The breakthrough made it possible to calculate between two quantum bits of information and therefore cleared the last hurdle in making silicon quantum computing come to life.
Animals October 7, 2015
Sony may have stopped making VAIO computers more than a year ago, but they're about to make a comeback. VAIO computers will be sold in the U.S. this fall in Microsoft Stores.
Computers August 19, 2015
Lenovo announced the launch of two new ThinkPad mobile workstations Monday. The P50 and P70 will reportedly have the most memory and storage to be found on a mobile workstation ever.
Computers August 11, 2015
The click-clacking of keys has annoyed many a roommate. Corsair and Cherry may have developed a solution to that problem with the new Strafe RGB MX Silent keyboard.
Computers August 6, 2015
A computer's 'deep neural network' shows a very human-like ability to look at a sketch and say what it is, its developers say. Oh, and by the way, it does it better and faster than you can.
Computers July 21, 2015
'Memcomputers,' a type of computer that functions using a method similar to our brains' working memory, have existed in theory for years. Now, scientists have finally built one that actually works.
July 6, 2015
A computer based on water has been developed at Stanford University. Is a water-based computer a steampunk dream or something far greater?
June 9, 2015
Everyone wants to be a Transformer at some point in their lives - while that may dream may never come true, Asus is giving users' computers a chance with a brand new transforming case.
Computers June 2, 2015
A woman dropped off a box of old electronics to a California recycling center, which contained the rare Apple I computer. The firm is now looking to split $200,000 with the woman.
Computers May 31, 2015
Tiny 'beamsplitter' on a chip could let computers work with data at the speed of light, researchers say. Discovery could remove electronic bottleneck hampering current machines, they predict.
Energy May 18, 2015
Remain healthy at work, even if you're sitting much of the day. Try these quick fix fitness tips stretch out the body while bringing clarity and focus to the mind.
Internet Culture April 30, 2015
Leave it to Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, to get people talking on everything from computers replacing humans, the reasons why Watch won't sell big and why Apple needs to be in the car-building business. He's as relevant and thought-provoking as ever.
Wearable Tech March 24, 2015
Under its Make It Digital initiative, the BBC is giving away a million mini-computers named Micro Bits. The program looks to sharpen the coding and programming skills of the youth.
Society March 14, 2015
Researchers from Brown University seek to develop a new visual test system for computers based on how they perceive images, creating a test where computers have more deep learning with image identification than present computers.
March 11, 2015
Months after Superfish was discovered swimming in the depths of Lenovo computers, consumers have launched a class action lawsuit against the company for its use of the spyware. Lenovo says Superfish was preloaded onto computers in an effort to improve consumer shopping, but admits the software has the ability to breach secure connections.
Legal February 23, 2015
Excessive screen time on electronic devices during the day has teens getting less sleep than they need, study finds. Computer use leads as the biggest obstacle to a good night's sleep, researchers say.
LIFE February 3, 2015
Your Facebook 'Likes' can tell a computer a lot about you. In fact, a computer can know you better than your friends or family can, researchers say.
LIFE January 13, 2015