An in-depth analysis of Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4)

Sony has thus far confirmed a number of specs for its upcoming Playstation 4 (PS4) console, including 8 GB GDDR5 of system RAM, a single-chip accelerated processing unit (APU), 8 AMD x86-64 bit Jaguar (CPU) cores and 18 next-generation AMD (GPU) Radeon-based compute units.

Emotional intelligence for smartphones?

Engineers have developed a new computer program that gauges human feelings through speech, bringing the prospect of a phone that can pick up on your mood and, say, play you music to match.

Did 1976 Viking mission discover life on Mars?

Scientists believe they've found evidence for life on Mars - in data collected 36 years ago.

Software weeds out fake online reviews

Many online reviews appear too good to be true - and they are. Earlier this year, for example, the Federal Trade Commission fined a music tuition company $250,000 for posting fake reviews of its own products.

Fermilab fails to confirm existence of new particle

Physicists at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory say they've been unable to confirm the existence of a new particle indicated by Fermilab experiments in April.

Blood analysis chip detects diseases in minutes

A big step forward in microfluidics has helped researchers develop stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes.

First super-Earth atmosphere revealed

Astrophysicists have made the first measurements of the atmosphere of a 'super-Earth' planet known as GJ 1214b.