Earlier this week Google announced a streaming music service to rival similar services from likes of Spotify, Pandora and Rdio. But can Google's new music service compete?
Computer engineers at N.C. State University have developed software to thwart cyber-attacks.
N.C. State announced researchers Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow and Ph.D candidate Wente Zeng have developed a software algorithm that detects and isolates cyber-attacks on distributed network control systems. A D-NCS, for short, works like a system of networked "mini-brains" opposed to a system of individual "agents" networked to a centralized computing hub.
D-NCSs are used in infrastructural applications including heating systems, power and transportation - pretty sensitive operations.
The software algorithm detects when an individual agent of a D-NCS is breached and isolates it to protect the rest of the system.
You can get more details on the magic from Chow and Zeng here.
Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station has created what is being called the first music video made in space. In the video posted on YouTube, the astronaut sings David Bowie's "Space Oddity" as he floats aboard the ISS in zero gravity.
Some of these statistics depress me for various reasons. Fifty percent don't realize they are clicking ads?
Is this a sign of distracted parenting? Do parents a need a tweet to alert them their baby's diaper needs changing? Huggies TweetPee works with a sensor that attaches to a baby's diaper.
Though it doesn't stop some folks, everyone knows texting and driving is dangerous. What about texting and walking? While some work on technology to help, one group has a solution ready to hit the road - "Seeing Eye People."
President Barack Obama recently named Tom Wheeler as his nominee to replace outgoing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. Wheeler is a venture capitalist, and worked as a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries.
SquareTrade, who sells extended warranties for consumer gadgets and appliances, produced this infographic. Does this help them sell more warranties somehow? Maybe, but if you give them the benefit of the doubt it appears the new Samsung Galaxy S4 is somewhat more prone to being damaged than its predecessor and its chief rival.
Researchers from N.C. State University explored the notion that older programmers can't keep up with technology. What they found is that older programmers know as much or more than their less experienced peers.
Google Now for iOS devices was released Monday. Google updated its Google Search app for iOS with support for Google Now which as been a big selling point on Android. You can argue Google Now steps into Apple's Siri turf, but the two "assistant" services are quite different. Rather than competition from Google Now, I'd say Siri has company.