Fermi data tantalizes with new clues to dark matter

A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter, an unknown substance making up most of the material universe.

MIT's transparent display system could provide heads-up data

Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications — such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses. A number of technologies have been developed for such displays, but all have limitations.

One in three smartphones now comes with NFC

The number of NFC phones shipped will increase 156% in 2013 to a total of 400m devices globally, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. This means that one third of the smartphones sold globally this year will support NFC, the analysts say.Global NFC Smartphone Sale Forecast ...

The Rhetoric of Data

Report: New hardware design protects data in the cloud

Cloud computing - outsourcing computational tasks over the Internet - could give home-computer users unprecedented processing power and let small companies launch sophisticated Web services without building massive server farms.

This supercomputer crunches Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data

Launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), "Gordon" recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Google settles with US states over Street View data grab

Following legal action, Google's going to pay just $7 million in the US for its Street View snooping, uncovered three years ago.

2014 Chevrolet Impala protects data with a PIN #

Chevrolet has rolled out a rather interesting feature for its 2014 Impala.

A spell in the freezer unlocks Android RAM data

Just putting an Android phone in a freezer can be enough to make it vulnerable to attack, say researchers who have demonstrated the exploit.

Apple Maps more data-efficient than Google

Well, it seems as if there is actually something good to be said about Apple Maps - it uses a fifth as much data as Google's version.

Claim: Apple IDs were stolen from BlueToad

, not the FBI

Anonymous hackers associated with AntiSec made headlines last week after members of the collective extracted and posted at least a million ID numbers associated with various Apple mobile devices.

Video: Argos feeds data hungry mobile devices

Researchers at Rice University have developed new multi-antenna technology that could potentially help wireless providers keep pace with data-hungry smartphones and tablets.

Report: WikiLeaks data helped predict attacks

77,000 military logs - published by WikiLeaks - have been used by analysts to successfully predict insurgent attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan.

LinkedIn updates iOS app after privacy issue revealed

LinkedIn's been forced to change its iOS app, following reports that they've been collecting data from users' calendars and sending it back to its servers.

EU promises lower roaming charges

European regulators have struck a deal which should see the cost of using a cellphone abroad drop dramatically.

Data throttling just a ploy, study finds

With AT&T just the latest service provider to scrap its unlimited data plan, a report from monitoring firm Validas says it's just a ruse designed to get users onto more lucrative tiered pricing plans.

Refurbished Xoom tablets sold with previous users' data

A shamefaced Motorola Mobility has admitted that it shipped more than 100 refurbished Xoom tablets - without wiping the former owners' data.

EFF takes up cause of legit Megaupload users

Megaupload users whose data is in limbo are to get help retrieving it from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Megaupload data could be wiped this week

Users of Megaupload - including the law-abiding - are set to lose all their data as early as this week.

Siri users consume twice as much data

IPhone 4S users are using twice as much data as iPhone 4 users and three times as much as iPhone 3G users - and it's all because of Siri, apparently.