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Mobile Applications Reliability Subject of MIT Research

A new networking protocol is specifically designed for mobile clients and the intermittent, low-bandwidth connections that typify today's wireless networks.

Apple's Chinese Suppliers Violate Worker Rights, Says Labor Group

UPDATE: Serious violations of worker rights remain at Apple's Chinese suppliers, even as Foxconn tries to improve working conditions, a labor study reports.

Online Tracking Accelerates

In one year, the number of tracking firms has doubled and the amount of data they collect has grown more than 400 percent, says a study by Krux Digital.

How Alan Turing Set the Rules for Computing

The 100th birthday of a the polymath prompts reflection that without Turing's work, today's computers would simply not exist.

IDC Forecasts Strong Growth in Enterprise Social Software Spending

Driving adoption are a push for social collaboration capabilities in enterprise applications, and employees who want software that resembles their consumer applications.

High-tech Knee Strap Powers Devices Through Walking

This could enable a new generation of GPS tracking, more advanced signal processing and more frequent and longer wireless transmission, the researchers said.

Online Activity Can Signal Depression, Study Says

Researchers found that the more a participant's survey score indicates depression, the more the person's Internet usage includes sharing files like movies and music.

Apple's New Research Complex to Have Massive Underground Auditorium

Drawings show the auditorium will include not only a stage, backstage, and seating area, but also a massive circular exhibition area.


Another Breach Reveals Weak Passwords: Will We Ever Learn?

A comparison of harvested passwords from LinkedIn and Gawker Password shows strong passwords are still too rarely used, even among those online most often.

Average Tablet Price Drops to $386, Says IMS Research

The price decline is a result of intense competition in the tablet PC market, and Apple is paving the way, according to IMS.