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Researchers have banded together and developed a system that allows cars to know how wet a road is just by listening to the sound of the tires. This could save thousands of lives in the near future.
Researchers from Microsoft's Research department have called the entrance into 2016 a "new Golden Age of technological advancement," and have proposed 16 scientific advancements that may come in 2016.
According to a new survey of U.S. Apple customers, over 101 million iPhones are now in use, and almost two-thirds of those are iPhone 6 or higher with the iPhone 6/6P being the most popular.
In a recent research by an online store, it seems that children would prefer to learn computer programming more than learn a foreign language. However, this was seen by some as an "easy option."
A researcher of a recent study has come up with a formula that connects boredom to how we use our phones. They measured how many apps a person uses, as well as how often they check their handsets.
Twins were used to test Windows Hello's accuracy. One twin was to register her face in the system, while the other tried to login as the former. Hello was able to tell twins apart, for its results.
Research has discovered that playing the classic game of Tetris can help lessen cravings and addictions. The game reportedly uses the same mental processes when trying to control human urges.
A new study has claimed that phone data alone is enough to predict symptoms of depression; it is understood that the more time people spend on their phones, the more they are likely to be depressed.
A new study has found out that notifications received from our phones tend to decrease our work efficiency and productivity, as the brain is reportedly distracted on the message's possible content.
Who needs silicon when you have wood? Researchers in the United States and China have discovered a way to put their CPUs on wood, greatly reducing the material cost and chemicals within a CPU.
Samsung boasted last year that it had reached mobile speeds of 7.5Gbps in 5G testing - but using new 'breakthrough technologies', UK researchers have achieved wireless speeds of up to 1Tbps.
Microsoft showed off a new advertisement tonight during ABC World News and this time around, the company is focusing on its cloud and how it is helping with cancer research.
Well, there's some bad news for selfie-loving men: An intriguing study has revealed that men who take selfies and post them online without any editing show signs of psychopathy.
Research, conducted at the University of Portsmouth, reveals that more than 80% of "dark net" internet traffic is generated by visits to websites offering child-abuse material.
Microsoft has announced it is letting researchers use the massive computing power of its Azure cloud to help research projects aimed at fighting Ebola, an infectious diseases that's spreading fast.
Microsoft is laying off a number of people and it seems the Research arm is no exception. The robotics research team has been let go over the weekend and the project is seemingly dead for now.
A Microsoft Research team has managed to transform cameras, including a regular webcam and a smartphone shooter, into depth-sensing, Kinect-like devices. It may be a glimpse into the near future.
Could you touch your screen to feel the texture of a shirt before you buy it? Could typing on a glass display really feel like a keyboard? Microsoft is working on bringing these experiences to life.
Microsoft Research has released a new app for Android devices called Climatology. Developed by environmental scientists at the company, it serves up climate information for any location on Earth.
Facebook conducted a study of 700,000 users' news feed posts in 2012 without notifying it was doing so. The study was for a research paper by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Microsoft and three partners have been awarded $5m to fund research into fuel cells that, it is hoped, will lead to more energy-efficient datacenters - and many more applications in the wider world.
Scientists have been rapidly expanding their understanding of stem cell behaviour since they began to use Microsoft software, originally designed to eliminate bugs in Windows, in their research.
Researchers at the University of Akron have developed a novel method of making shatterproof screens which are not only much more flexible than earlier methods, but significantly cheaper too.
The BBC has announced that three matches from the World Cup will be streamed in Ultra High Definition as part of closed trials aimed at understanding the best way to deliver 4K content to the home.
Reasearchers from Microsoft and the University of Maryland are proposing a new version of Bitcoin. Called Permacoin, this digital currency would actually create value in the real world by storing data
A Japanese research team studying the NAND chips used in solid state drives has discovered a way to boost the speed of the devices by up to 300% with nothing more than a simple firmware update.
European researchers are working on a project that will allow future robots to communicate and share info between them. They'll also be able to offload most computing to the cloud and enslave us all.
Cautious internet users often invest a lot of time in generating a secure password, but does it pay off? Microsoft has developed a program that will determine how hackable your password really is.
Researchers from Microsoft and two universities have developed a 'smart bra' with embedded sensors that connects to a Windows Phone app, to explore ways to reduce stress-related 'emotional eating'.
Answer a few survey questions from time to time, and receive credit to spend on the Google Play store with the company's Opinion Rewards app - available to download now, exclusively for Android users.
Devices running Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system are now more popular than the iPhone in Italy, as Microsoft's OS is growing rapidly in European markets, according to new research.
We're wondering how many of our users use a single monitor compared to those who use multiple screens to do their daily work. Do you think one is enough or is it the more the merrier?
Raijin was unveiled today at the National Computational Infrastructure, where it impressed with operation speeds of around 1.2 petaflops; it's currently Australia's fastest supercomputer.
In what has been officially described as 'company scaling', BlackBerry has further reduced the number of employees at its product testing unit in the corporate Washington headquarters.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a device that lets regular people control flying robots using only their brain and all without a neural implant.
Microsoft has released some more information on their prototype IllumiRoom technology, which can project a game's world onto the area around your TY, and it could be coming to the next Xbox
A new research paper from the University of Illinois describes a special kind of micro-battery that would offer incredible performance and could be recharged in only a few seconds.
The Chinese government has published a report that criticises Android, and suggests that Google has been discriminating against Chinese companies.
Microsoft Research, in cooperation with the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel, is working on a system to potentially divine the future from newspaper headlines and other sources.
New research shows that viewing pornography online negatively impacts our short term memories. While this is only one study, we... What were we going to say again?
Microsoft spent $9.8 billion on research and development in its fiscal 2012 year, nearly three times as much as Apple, which spent $3.4 billion on research and development for its fiscal 2012 year.
Somewhere in the San Francisco Bay area, there's a top secret Google research facility working on everything from robots to space elevators. This week's Trivia Tuesday takes a closer look at Google X.
Research firm Semiocast has revealed that only 27 percent of all Twitter users are active users. Additionally, only 75.4 percent of all public tweets came from Twitter's own products and services.
Do you have a Facebook account? New research suggests that if you don't, you may be more likely to commit violent crimes against humanity. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
British researchers have developed a laser setup capable of erasing toner from a printed paper and enabling its reuse. The process works well for three times in a row at least.
Touchscreen technology has come a long way in recent years, making phones and tablets a joy to use. But Microsoft hopes to make touchscreens even better, by drastically improving their responsiveness.
When we had a quick hands-on with Research in Motion's PlayBook back in CES 2011, it looked really impressive. Smooth multitasking with a lightweight body, a dual core processor, and plenty of RAM - it...
Research has shown that those who frequently play computer games are less likely to go to university. The research, which was carried out by Oxford University, involved 17,000 participants born, all of who were born...
Windows Phone 7 has seen a wide array of apps written for it, from Foursquare to Facebook, but what about balloon tracking? Thanks to the University of Southampton, there's even an app for that now....