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Malware Surpasses 75 Million Unique Pests in a Year

Security vendor McAfee predicted unique malware samples would hit 75 million in 2011, but the real number was worse -- and guess which platform is most vulnerable?

Video is Half of all Mobile Data Traffic

Streaming video to mobile devices has picked up in the past year, with longer videos entering the stream in ever-increasing volume.

WP7 'Smokes' 88% of Rivals, Microsoft Says

Throwdown bets $100 that Windows phone beats all comers at everyday tasks, in the latest Windows Phone 7 promotion.

Atom-Sized Transistor Foretells Quantum Computer, Scientists Say

The new process retains the precision necessary to keep up with the chip evolution described by Moore's law, and support significantly speedier systems.


Nevada Approves Self-Driving Cars after Google Lobbying Push

Self-driving cars aren't ready for consumers, but they are being tested on public highways -- with human passengers who can take the wheel if needed.


Google Search's Screenwise vs. Bing Rewards: Which Pays More?

Google Screenwise gives you money if you allow it to track your search results in Chrome -- but so does Bing Rewards.

Who's the Smartphone OS Crash Champion?

Analysis: Apple claims its iOS is more stable, and Android gets the rap for crashes -- but a research report reveals the truth.

Researchers Develop Computer Modeling to Read Words in People's Thoughts

The system is seen as a future way to help comatose and locked-in patients to communicate.


Smartphone Sales Boom -- Who Needs A Laptop?

In the next decade, mobile phones will gain capabilities that make them suitable replacements for the conventional desktop or laptop computer.


Facebook Members Get More Than They Give

Typical users of the social network are "friended" more than they "friend," a Pew Internet and American Life Project reports.