PlayStation Inventor Kutaragi Leaves Sony

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As he announced in April, PlayStation inventor Ken Kutaragi has officially left Sony. As planned, Kutaragi retired on June 19 as chairman and group chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment. Kutaragi has already turned over...

Web inventor gets Queen's honour

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The inventor of the world wide web has been awarded the Order of Merit, one of the UK's most prestigious honours. Sir Tim Berners-Lee joins an elite group who have received the honour from the...

MP3 Inventor Develops Tool to Fight Piracy

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Fraunhofer Institute has developed prototype technology to help curb the sharp rise in online music piracy, which, ironically, has been enabled through another invention of the renowned German research group: MP3 audio compression. ...

Integrated circuit inventor dies at 81

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Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit, died on Monday at age 81 after a brief battle with Cancer. His invention, the integrated circuit, was first demonstrated on Sept. 12, 1958. The invention made...

Inventor plans 'invisible walls'

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Susumu Tachis invention the "invisibility" cloak made a lot of headlines when it was first revealed last year. Now the inventor has a new project using this technology. He now wants to develop...

WWW Inventor Receives Technology Prize

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The MIT Scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded the first Millennium Technology Prize. The award, a euro1 million cash prize, equivalent to $1.2 million, is among the largest...

'CtrlAltDelete' Inventor Restarts Career

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David Bradley spent five minutes writing the computer code that has bailed out the world's PC users for decades. The result was one of the most well-known key combinations around: CtrlAltDelete. It forces obstinate computers...

DNS inventor calls for security overhaul

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Web site impersonation could become as great a risk as ID theft, Paul Mockapetris, the co-inventor of DNS warns. Waiting in the wings is a better security standard for the Internet's Domain Name System. It's...

Laser inventor dies

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A leading Russian scientist who helped invent the laser has died, aged 85. The death of Alexander Prokhorov is being described as the end of an era by colleagues and politicians, including President...

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