Want safer web? Take data control into your own hands

As per researchers, when it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it's up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure.

Artificial pancreas vulnerable to cyber security risk
Artificial pancreas vulnerable to cyber security risk

An artificial pancreas that automatically controls insulin infusion is at a greater risk of cyber security threat that may put users in trouble, researchers warn.

'Fed up' Colorado man busted for shooting his malfunctioning computer to death

A Colorado man, who has been "fighting with his computer for the last several months," took it outside and shot it eight times, resulting in the death of the computer and him being cited for discharging a firearm.

Playing games in sync can make kids more empathic

In an example of how a physical activity performed in unison helps children feel more positively toward one another, researchers have found that even a video game played together in sync on a computer could increase their empathy.

Ebola scare shows problems in computer models: experts

Flaws in computer modelling led to apocalyptic forecasts of how the deadly Ebola virus would spread in West Africa, specialists said.

Researchers develop 'visual' Turing test

Researchers have developed a 'visual Turing test' that measures a computer's ability to understand movements, relationships and implied intent from images.

Cyber bank robbers steal $1 bn
Cyber bank robbers steal $1 bn

Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an "unprecedented cyber robbery", a media report said Monday.

Degrees meaningless if youths take to terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Decrying knowledge without values, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said technical degrees held by youths become meaningless if they get involved in terror activities.

This new computer algorithm may be 'unbeatable' at poker
This new computer algorithm may be 'unbeatable' at poker

Scientists have recently developed a new computer program that is said to be unbeatable at poker, it has been reported.

Google's new app lets you access your PC through phone
Google's new app lets you access your PC through phone

Now with Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for iOS devices, one can log into their computer simply via their iPhone or iPad.

A technology to ward off hackers when internet is disabled
A technology to ward off hackers when internet is disabled

 Do you know that even if you had your internet connection disabled, you could still be emanating information that somebody could use to attack your computer or smartphone?

Robotic camera mimics humans to track basketball action

Scientists at Disney Research Lab, Pittsburgh, have developed robotic cameras that mimic human operators to anticipate basketball game action and learn how to better frame shots of a game.

YouTube set to add support for '360-degree videos'
YouTube set to add support for '360-degree videos'

 YouTube will soon add a feature that will support 360-degree videos , it has been reported.

 

Why blue LEDS are difficult to make

Using sophisticated computer simulations, British scientists have uncovered the mystery of why blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are so tricky to make.

Champagne bubbles can solve world's energy needs

Using Japan's most powerful computer, researchers have explored how the physics of champagne bubbles may help address the world's future energy needs.

More flexible digital communication in the offing
More flexible digital communication in the offing

A team led by an Indian-American scientist has begun to describe theoretical limits on the degree of imprecision that communicating computers can tolerate - with very real implications for the design of communication protocols.

Save files on computer and boost memory

The simple act of saving file on a computer may improve our memory for the information we encounter next, says a new research.

Army to introduce computer-based recruitment tests in Rajasthan

The Indian Army will introduce computer-based entrance test for recruitment of personnel in Rajasthan, aiming to make the process paperless.

Computer-based approach could reduce suicide risk, stigma

A team of psychology researchers have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety, that could in turn reduce suicide risk.

Japanese computer from 1944 solves complex equations
Japanese computer from 1944 solves complex equations

A Japanese analogue computer made in 1944 has been restored and reactivated at a university in Tokyo where it has been able to solve differential equations even after seven decades.