Without exception, using a credit or debit card was deemed more secure than a mobile phone, whether the purchase was made in-store or online, according to a survey sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance and PayPal. In addition, the personal computer was seen as the safest option for accessing the Web by 62 percent of the respondents versus six percent who chose a smartphone.
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have created microscopic enclosures to group certain forms of bacteria together to discover how they interact to spread disease.
Worldwide IT spending will peak at $3.8 trillion in 2014, marking the beginning of the Digital Industrial Economy era, according to Gartner.
A new survey shows that only 8.7 percent of tablet buyers want to use the tablet as a replacement for their laptops.
Women are coming online later and less frequently than men around the world, according to a new report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on broadband and gender.
Gartner projects downloads of mobile apps will exceed 102 billion this year, but most of them are free, not paid.
Tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013, IDC predicts.
Researchers in at the University of Washington have mapped out a wireless communication system intended to allow devices to communicate with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power, bolstering the Internet of Things.
Researcher IDC has slightly lowered its tablet shipment forecast for 2013 and beyond, blaming competition from larger-sized smartphones and futuristic wearable computing devices.
Both Apple- and Windows-branded tablets lost market share in the second quarter, each retreating in the face of increased pressure from Android, a market research analyst said.