Video: Kinect Fusion tool headed to Windows SDK

Microsoft has developed an internal tool for its popular Kinect platform dubbed "Fusion."

The security features of Android 4.2

Android 4.2 offers improved protection from rogue apps installed via third-party stores.

Survey shows little consumer interest in Windows 8

Survey claims consumer demand for Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system is less-than-stellar.

Dragon Mobile is an Android voice assistant

Nuance has rolled out its newly minted Dragon Mobile Assistant, a voice assistant app for Android devices.

OpenELEC is a DIY Linux HTPC

If you're in the market to build a home theater PC, you might want to check out the first stable release of the Linux distribution OpenELEC version 2.0.

A closer look at Remote Phone Tools for Android

I know more than a few people who are completely obsessed with keeping an eye on their smartphones.

Google offers $2 million bounty for Chrome hacks

Google has long offered a bug bounty to developers, security specialists and hackers who managed to identify security vulnerabilities in its software.

Elite Kernel hits the Nexus 7 afterburners

Perhaps one of Google Android's top features is the operating system's open nature, which allows the developer community to code a never-ending stream of mods, hacks and tweaks.

Mars rover gets new orders

NASA's in the final stages of a series of software updates to the Curiosity Mars rover designed to optimize it for surface operations.

Valve's Steam is going mainstream 


Valve is perhaps best known for a number of popular entertainment franchises such as Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Team Fortress and the popular online gaming platform Steam.

Software problems impact Facebook IPO

Nasdaq chief executive Robert Greifeld has apologised for a software glitch that delayed Facebook's IPO on Friday.

Apple wants to democratize iOS development

Typically, if you want to develop an application for the iPhone or iPad (iOS) you need to be a programmer. If you're not a programmer, your only other option is to hire a developer.

Smart Navy robocopters can pick out pirates

Unmanned Navy aircraft will soon be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels, says the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

Microsoft proof of concept exploit ends up in hacker hands

The world of online security is frenetically paced, with a constant, ongoing battle between software companies and hackers.

Anonymous-OS is here, download warnings abound

I'm sure we're all familiar with Anonymous by now. The hacker collective has claimed credit for numerous attacks on corporate, government, and law enforcement websites around the world including the Vatican.

Even the Business Software Alliance doesn't like SOPA any more

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is perceived as such a threat to liberty that one or its leading proponents has withdrawn support.

Software identifies dodgy crime scene gawpers

It's true, apparently, that criminals - especially arsonists - often return to the scene of their crime, as do IED bomb makers in the Middle East.

Chinese bars told to snoop on customers' Wifi use

China's ordering bars, cafes and other places offering free Wifi access to monitor their customers' online activities, according to state media.

TSA moves to less-revealing body scans

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now rolling out new software nationwide that gives far less revealing body scanner images.

IBM makes phase-change memory breakthrough

IBM researchers have for the first time found a way of enabling phase-change memory to store data for longer, opening the way for low-cost, faster and more reliable memory applications.