A new research digs deep into the box office revenues highlighting some interesting finds: blockbuster films improved their performance, while smaller products were hurt.
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Australian scientists found a deep hollow instead of the island that Google Maps and world atlases depicted as laying on a corner of the Pacific Ocean.
Kim DotCom's new on-line service will have a New Zealand-based domain, the entrepreneur confirms. And it will work with the due respect of the local laws.
The Firefox foundation announced the settlement with the USA government over funding from Google. Mozilla didn't want to pay tax for the money, now the company is paying regardless.
The USA-based library of digital artefacts has captured and archived an enormous amount of data: 10 Petabytes of text, audio and video contents freely and publicly available to users and researchers.
Mountain View is supposedly working on a client-based antivirus solution for the Android marketplace. “Suspicious”, unmistakable strings have been found within the new version of Play app.
A recently-assigned US patent describes a system to remotely control and (if needed) censor manufacturing of 3D objects infringing copyrighted products and brands.
The “encryption-enabler” browser add-on made by the EFF collective gets a new update, adding up many web sites to its protection list and promising a safer World Wide Web for everyone.
The Asian giant is about to land in the USA, where the company will deploy its first manufacturing facility. The operation will help Lenovo better serve the local market and grow faster.
The Japanese company announced a new laser-based technology capable of doubling storage density of magnetic hard disks. Expect ginormous HDDs within a two-year time frame
The most popular BitTorrent website is back after a bit of downtime. The culprit is a defective part that had to be replaced on-site, the Bay crew said.
Italian researchers have developed a new bootkit capable of infecting the UEFI platform and hijacking the Windows 8 kernel. It's now easier to create such nasty things, the researchers say.
The job listing company is now the (seemingly) proud owner of Geeknet's on-line media business. Dice is now eager to let its customers reach “millions of engaged tech professionals”.
Mountain View secured the company managing the well-known on-line scanning service: we will improve faster, VirusTotal says, while still being autonomous.
A study from the World Wide Web Foundation highlights how the world uses the Internet - and the Web in particular - and how much this use has impacted the nations and their development.
The well-known security enterprise boosts self-funded tests claiming better performances for the new Windows OS when coupled with a Norton-branded product.
One month after the takedown of one of the largest botnets, levels of spam messages have returned back to “normal”. The spam industry is adapting to new ways of doing business, experts warn.
A Swedish production company that won (among the others) the anti-piracy case against The Pirate Bay wants to declare one of the Bay founders “bankrupt”. They have nothing to take, the young man said
The security company stated that focusing computer security on the so called “cyber-weapons” is a waste of energy. You can't define a cyber-weapon, F-Secure said.
The new social network (or “utility”) will not be free, but it will take good care of its users' data. And “app” developers, hopefully lots of app developers.
The USPTO accepted Google's application for its network-based “operating system”, ie that Chrome OS that has been pretty unsuccessful thus far.
The South Korean company announces a new technology advancement for its Flash storage technology, a chip that is more efficient, reliable and the fastest ever produced.
Several proxies meant to bypass ISP censorship and access The Pirate Bay have turned “evil” and started pushing crapware down users' throat. And the Bay isn't happy about that.
Asus presented its new 3D monitor, a TN panel-based 27” beast working at a higher refresh rate than the competing products. Price, availability? Soon to be announced.
The uTorrent company is experimenting new ways to monetize its P2P clients and the free availability of digital contents on the BitTorrent network. The first of these experiments pushes RealPlayer.
Brussels announced the beginning of new investigation against a dozen optical disk drives makers, allegedly guilty of having promoted a cartel to rig the cost of PC devices.
The content industry says that the new law has been effective in fighting piracy in the country - for a month, at least. Now they want to cut the cost for sending infringement letters out.
Google is unknowingly helping amassing a huge amount of links to illegal content available on the web, and the culprit is that same industry that would like to eradicate piracy from the Internet.
Researchers designed a special “hard disk” made of sapphire with miniaturized information on the surface. The challenge is a hard one: warning the future generations about nuclear waste beneath.
The recently released beta version of the Google browser presents new ways to access a computer's camera and microphone. But it could be a true gift for cyber-criminals, security experts warn.
The number of malicious samples discovered on Android devices is literally exploding, Trend Micro warns. And malicious apps are being regularly downloaded from Google Play.
The world largest microchip manufacturers begins its appeal before Europe's General Court in Bruxelles. The European Commission has no substantial evidence to prove our wrong, the corporation stated
The American manufacturer Micron has acquired Japan's Elpida for around $2.5bn, thus climbing the ranks of the largest memory chip makers in the world.
One of Google's secret projects involves a brain simulation, a huge network of computer processors - and cats, lots and lots of cats on YouTube. For science! Take a jump to read more.
Sandia Cooler is a new type of air-cooled heat exchanger, much more efficient that the traditional heatsink+fan combination. And it's extremely quiet, dust-immune too.
The chipmaker introduced its new product for the HPC market dubbed “Xeon Phi”, a new “co-processor” that will work in tandem with Xeon CPUs to deliver new levels of performances.
A new company plans to offer encrypted communications “for the masses” on any digital device or computer available nowadays. For a fee, because on-line privacy costs money.
XML co-creator is proposing a new HTTP “status code” to show when and why a website is being blocked. Implementing the code will not be mandatory, the draft says.
A new open source project backed by Mozilla aims at making Flash run within a browser standard environment: no need to install external plug-ins anymore. That's it, if the project succeeds.
A new technology aims at giving multi-touch displays a more physical look and feel, hopefully solving one of the main issues of the touch technology when data and text entry is involved.