Scientists have discovered technology that could potentially make batteries last hundreds of thousands of recharge cycles, rather than just hundreds.
Some experts say that the shutdown may be an effort to promote local tech companies that are competing with foreign companies, including Apple.
The Opera browser's latest service provides a free boost to anonymity and security.
Facebook plans to keep adding features to its Messenger app, which already has more users than Skype.
Google.com's own Safe Browsing tools classified the site as 'partially dangerous,' which was reversed Tuesday night. It's unlikely Google.com poses a significant danger to the average user.
The e-commerce giant revamped pricing for its Prime video streaming to monthly rates, but the new services may be most useful as an addition to smaller cable packages, rather than a replacement.
A program designed by MIT to battle hackers is example of effective artificial intelligence and human collaboration.
In this weekly story roundup, NPR reporters, editors and producers share what they have been reading. Today's mix explores life away from Earth, forgotten photos and fallen stars.
Your dog doesn't like your hugs. Psychologist and author Stanley Coren says that when he looked at a random sample of pictures showing people hugging dogs, most of the dogs showed signs of stress.
Raising the cost of alcohol with taxes makes it less likely that teenagers will die in a drunk-driving accident, a study finds. Some teen-specific policies like graduated drivers licenses help, too.
It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible
This equation was published in the 1949 book The Mathematical Theory of Communication, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could be, it turned "information" from a vague word related to how much someone knew about something into a precise mathematical unit that could be measured, manipulated and transmitted. It was the start of the science of "information theory", a set of ideas that has allowed us to build the internet, digital computers and telecommunications systems. When anyone talks about the information revolution of the last few decades, it is Shannon's idea of information that they are talking about.
Claude Shannon was a mathematician and electronic engineer working at Bell Labs in the US in the middle of the 20th century. His workplace was the celebrated research and development arm of the Bell Telephone Company, the US's main provider of telephone services until the 1980s when it was broken up because of its monopolistic position. During the second world war, Shannon worked on codes and methods of sending messages efficiently and securely over long distances, ideas that became the seeds for his information theory.Continue reading...