Books are at risk of being "swept away" by a world of new technology and moving images which are increasingly winning the competition for children's attention, says British playwright Tom Stoppard. Stoppard, who has written for television, radio and film, also warned the study of humanities was being neglected in favor of science.
Mercury astronaut John Glenn wants NASA's space shuttles to keep flying until a reliable replacement is ready, no matter how long it takes. Glenn joined the national debate Monday over America's future in space and became the latest ex-astronaut to speak out on the matter.
As electronic highway billboards flashing neon advertisements become more prevalent, the next frontier in distracted driving is already approaching - ad-blaring license plates. The California Legislature is considering a bill that would allow the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles.
Russia's Dmitry Medevedev on Friday visits Silicon Valley for the first time, eager to reinvent his country's outmoded, oil-dependent economy — and lure talent and money from the high-tech capital.Two years into his presidency, the 44-year-old tech-savvy Kremlin chief still lives in the shadow...
The One Bright Day online conference will feature five separate webinar presentations focusing on LED reliability, color gamut, control, characteristics, and the semiconductors involved in creating LED systems.
State and city officials say IBM will hire 600 new employees in Beaverton, Ore., as the computer giant expands its presence in the state.The Oregonian reports that IBM's acquisition of Beaverton-based Wilshire Credit Corp. along with the introduction of new mortgage software is fueling the need...
Toshiba unveiled a touch-screen mininotebook PC that doubles as an electronic book reader, joining a space pioneered by Apple's iPad.
Intel and the FTC agreed to suspend administrative trial proceedings while they weigh a possible settlement in the agency's case charging the chip giant with abusing its power over the microprocessor market.
Two of the leading makers of electronic-book readers, threatened by the success of Apple's iPad, slashed prices in a move that could further drive e-readers into the mainstream.
A woman accused of tossing her toddler in the Hudson River before jumping in herself is a devoted mother and former math teacher derailed by mental illness, her lawyer said Monday."This was a very unfortunate, traumatic and completely out-of-character incident," Devi Silvia's lawyer, Seema...
Connecticut’s attorney general will lead a multistate investigation into whether Google broke laws when it siphoned personal data off of wireless networks.
Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony demonstrated new technology at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video-game industry’s annual showcase.
Barnes & Noble said it would drop the price of the Nook to $199. Responding rapidly, Amazon.com cut the price of its popular Kindle e-reader below the Nook, to $189.
The competition to build a successor to Web search is heating up as a number of young companies seek to fill gaps they see with Google. One of the hopefuls, Quora, plans to announce its public launch after months of private testing.
(University of Alberta) A team of researchers from the U of A and NINT has extended the operating life of an unsealed plastic solar cell, from mere hours to eight months. The team developed a longer lasting, polymer coating for the electrode. Prior to the new coating the team's plastic...