New catalog brings NASA software down to Earth

From the rudimentary but effective Apollo Guidance and Navigation System that landed the first humans on the lunar landscape to the code used to manage robotic missions to explore other planets, software has always been at the core of NASA’s mission successes.

Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments – such as collapsed buildings – based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or “biobots.”

Report: Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches

MIT research shows that it may be time to let software, rather than hardware, manage the high-speed on-chip memory banks known as "caches."

JPL, Masten testing spacecraft precision landing software

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft inspired millions of people worldwide a year ago when its unprecedented "sky crane" landing system successfully landed the Curiosity rover in a crater on the red planet on Aug. 6, 2012 (Aug. 5, 2012, PDT).

A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great....

French company Spotter is going to help the British Home Office identify sarcastic comments posted online.

Bitcoin founder remains an enigma

Bitcoin is currently one of the valuable and popular virtual currencies on the market, with numerous exchange houses springing up literally overnight. 

Android Jelly Bean overshadows Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

The latest statistics breaking down Mountain View's Android market share are in, and yes, Jelly Bean (4.1, 4.2 has finally managed to surpass Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) in the percentage of installs on Android devices accessing Google's  Play store.

Jolla Mobile launches Sailfish OS SDK

The smartphone market is quite well-established. As such, it will be somewhat difficult for another OS to realistically compete against Android, iOS, Blackberry and even Windows Phone.

Cisco buys its way into mobile networking

Networking giant Cisco has announced its intent to buy privately held small cell company Ubiquisys for $310 million.

Commodore 64 emulator headed to Android-powered Ouya

When I was growing up I wanted a Commodore 64 computer so badly I could barely stand it.

Android-powered Ouya supports classic console emulators

When the Ouya game console first turned up on Kickstarter, many of us initially thought the device was only for playing Android games on the big-screen.

Windows Blue images leaks online

Windows 8 has only been on the market officially for about six months after launching to much fanfare in late October.

HTML 5 bug allows data dumps from Mac and PC browsers

A developer recently uncovered an HTML 5 bug that could potentially allow users to be bombarded with gigabytes of useless data from rogue websites.

Paranoid Android 3 goes live for Nexus lineup

Paranoid Android can best be described as a customized version of Google's mobile Android operating system loaded with a feature known as Hybrid Engine (HE). 

Splashtop remote desktop app upgraded for iOS, Android tablets

Splashtop is probably one the most popular remote desktop apps on the mobile market today. 

Video: QNX showcases tricked-out Car 2.0 infotainment platform

There were a surprising number of vehicles and related automotive technology on display at CES 2013 earlier this month in Las Vegas, including QNX's Car 2.0 platform which was neatly packed into a (concept) Bentley GT.

Galaxy S III and Galaxy Camera get new SD card bootloader

An important new hack has debuted for the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Camera.

Raspberry Pi gets an app store

The little Raspberry Pi developer board has turned out to be a very popular device indeed.

MediaPortal 2 Alpha 1 rolls out for HTPC enthusiasts

HTPC DIY enthusiasts should check out  the latest version of MediaPortal.

HBO Go and Cinemax apps hacked, HDMI output enabled

Hack enables HDMI output for HBO Go content on your big-screen TV.