Hungarian scientists are working on computer software analyzing dog barks that could allow people to better recognize dogs' basic emotions, Hungarian ethologist Csaba Molnar said. Molnar and his colleagues at Budapest's ELTE University have tested...

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PetaFLOP is such a great word. It perfectly straddles (as few other technical terms can) the borderline between scientifically impressive and downright silly simultaneously. Strictly defined as a quadrillion Floating Point Objects per Second, a...

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Government mulls broadband help

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The UK government is considering intervening in the way broadband is rolled out, in an effort to speed up the deployment of super-fast services. Stephen Timms, Minister for Competitiveness, ordered a summit to look at...

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Rockstar pleads for help

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Controversial publisher Rockstar is asking for the industry's support in its battle to revoke the BBFC's 'no rating because it's revolting' decision on Manhunt 2. In an interview with Develop, Rockstar Leeds chief Gordon Hall,...

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Once relatively indifferent to government affairs, Google Inc. is seeking help inside the Beltway to fight the rise of Web censorship worldwide. The online search giant is taking a novel approach to the problem by...

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Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, Dr. Ben Robins and Dr. Ester Ferrari at the University of Hertfordshire's School of Computer Science are partners in the European Sixth Framework funded, €3.22 million Interactive Robotic Social Mediators as Companions...

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Some Japanese cell phone users are photographing their meals and sending the image to nutritionists for analysis and recommendations. Public health insurance offices in Osaka prefecture in western Japan have launched the service on a...

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A new study released by SupportSoft, a provider of technology-glitch automation software, evaluated about 2 million call logs for 20 large global companies and found five problem areas contribute to 75% of the calls corporate...

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Intel posted a quarterly profit that beat the average Wall Street estimate. The top computer chip maker owes the success to new high-end processors. Intel's fourth-quarter net profit was $1.5 billion, or 26 cents per...

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IBM said Tuesday that it will work with the Chinese government to develop a tech and business services curriculum for the country's top universities. "This services initiative will strengthen our role as China's innovation partner,"...

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The clamour continues as press and pundits ponder Apple's 'Showtime' announcement next week, and the prospect of online movie sales through iTunes is the topic driving the debate. Apple is widely expected to be...

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Rose Online Art Help

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ROSE Online, the North American service has announced that it needs help! For future reference, ROSE stands for Rush on Seven Episodes and NA means North America. ROSE NA...

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EFF is collecting stories from EFF members and supporters who have purchased Sony-BMG CDs that contained the "rootkit" copy protection software. We're considering whether the effect on the public, or on EFF members, is sufficiently...

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British scientists are developing a tiny robot to fit inside MRI machines, which will improve the accuracy of biopsies taken to screen for prostate cancer. Needle biopsies are currently taken from the...

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Thanks to Hurmoth on BPN for the heads-up A leading internet lawyer will defend Mac news site Think Secret after it was sued by Apple for publishing details of the company's new...

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Neowin Appeal : Help Tsunami Victims

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Reuters is now reporting that 120,000+ people are dead as a result of the tsunami that hit countries on Boxing Day. There are tens of thousand of people still un-accounted for, and the real figure...

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