Internet on a chip: MIT team aims for massively multicore processors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed new ways for the processors on multicore chips to share information more efficiently while using less power.

Finally, an alternative to the tyranny of passwords?

DARPA's "active authentication" would be a welcome alternative to passwords and other cumbersome credentials.

DARPA's $2M challenge: Robots that drive, use tools, stop leaks

The research agency's latest robotics challenge aims to develop robots capable of handling emergency tasks in dangerous environments.

Right on bin Laden, analyst would use tweets to predict future

A company that called Osama bin Laden's death four hours before it was announced claims it can use tweets to predict the future, and has partnered with Twitter to prove it.

Taking in the environment at FOSE

Even before getting down to individual technologies, the FOSE show floor has something to offer.

Marines want smart phone for classified, commercial systems

The Marine Corps is looking for a new generation of secure mobile devices that can work in both classified government domains and the commercial marketplace.

White House launches $200M 'Big Data R&D' initiative

Six agencies, with more to follow, will work on ways to dig pertinent information out of the growing mountains of data.

ViewSonic PHD5523

This projector brings high-def video to life

The ViewSonic PJD5523w makes use of its HDMI port to bring cutting-edge graphics and sounds from source to screen.

Beyond rugged: Plastic 'bleeds' when damaged, then heals itself

Researchers' self-healing plastic, which turns red when damaged, could eventually be used in everything from smart phones and tablets to aircraft and bridges.

Cellcontrol

Tool can stop texting while driving in its tracks

Cellcontrol plugs into a user's vehicle and shuts its assigned phone off if the vehicle is moving, making it easy to enforce mobile policies.

Smart phone all wet? Resurrection is in the bag.

It's not magic, but the science inside the Bheestie bag can bring submerged electronics back from their watery graves.

DARPA: Dump passwords for always-on biometrics

The agency's Active Authentication program would analyze typing patterns and other behavioral traits so that a user's ID is continuously being confirmed.

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