Texting is so much a part of modern life that some people can't even pause for a meal of fried chicken without sending a message. As part of an advertising campaign and in an effort to avoid an epidemic of greasy smartphone screens, KFC restaurants in Germany have been giving away paper tray liners with bui READ MORE
Beautiful images are not always popular ones, which is where the CrowdBeauty algorithm can help, say computer scientists.
One of the depressing truths about social media is that the popularity of an image is not necessarily an indication of its quality. It’s easy to find hugely popular content of dubious quality. But it’s much harder to find unpopular content of high quality.READ MORE
Virtual reality is definitely a popular thing nowadays. Unfortunately, the hardware can be rather expensive. Not to worry though, it doesn't have to be pricey. Last year, Google released its Cardboard project, bringing virtual reality to anyone with a co READ MORE
The details of millions of users of Adult FriendFinder -- the dating site with the tagline "hookup, find sex or mee READ MORE
While just about everyone knows that bats locate prey in the dark using echolocation, one thing that many people may not realize is the fact that horseshoe bats are particularly good at it. With this in mind, engineers at Virginia Tech are now developing a sonar system that emulates the system used by READ MORE
We hear plenty of discussion about robots taking over our jobs, so it's a refreshing change to hear about a robot designed to create them instead. Its name is Nobot, and what makes this machine unique is that it's largely controlled remotely by a human being rather than by a set of software algorithms... Continu READ MORE
Facebook has announced that its new addition to Messenger, namely video calling, has now rolled out across the globe.
The video calling capability was bolted on to Messenger on both iOS and Android at the end of last month, READ MORE
The Senate has scheduled a vote this Saturday on a bill that would scale back the National Security Agency’s ability to collect surveillance data.
The body will vote on the Freedom Act, which was passed by the House of Representatives by a READ MORE