PetMatch uses machine vision algorithms to match uploaded photos to those of pets who are available for adoption from shelters and rescue groups.
This week the four major wireless carriers began allowing customers to take advantage of text-to-911 services available in two states and a handful of counties. It could prove most useful for those who are hard-of-hearing or have difficulty speaking.
Carnegie Mellon scientists have developed an interface that works through twists and tilts as well as clicks.
The aptly-named PaperFold can change its display dynamically depending on the number of screens that are connected and the shape in which they're arranged.
The military is working with University of Buffalo researchers to create better wireless radios using a concept that could improve civilian and commercial networks.
Accelerometers, GPS receivers, gyroscopes, and other sensors found in many smartphones could offer valuable clues to digital forensics investigators looking into the causes of plane crashes and other disasters.
One expert predicts that "hearables" -- wireless earpieces capable of delivering all sorts of information -- could become a multibillion-dollar market by 2018.
Thanks to the efforts of the Danish government, it's the most detailed virtual representation of a real country ever developed using the popular world-building platform.
By entering instructions on its touchscreen, the 2014 Nissan Altima will send texts and Facebook updates while you're driving, so you don't have to.
As Adobe recovers from a security breach involving information from 38 million active users, a security researcher has identified the most common passwords employed. At the top of the list: "123456."
Tesco plans to install the technology at its 450 gas stations so that it can deliver customized ads -- based on age and gender -- on a nearby screen. Not surprisingly, privacy advocates are concerned.
The last above-ground map of the ancient water system was completed a century ago. Now, a group of scientists is using 21st-century technology to provide the first-ever map containing both underground and surface data.
Currently being tested in Iowa and Florida, Starchase fires the bullets from the grill of a pursuing police car, which then stick to the fleeing vehicle and deliver coordinates to a computer or smartphone.
The company has begun a three-month trial of Wikipedia Zero in Kenya. It works exclusively via SMS and is designed to reach the millions of people who have mobile phones but no Internet access.
Stockholm-based SMSLifesaver was created in response to the challenge of delivering timely ambulance services. CPR certification is the only requirement for volunteering. So far 9,600 residents have signed up.