NFC Hub at 1000heads. (Image: whatleydude, via Flickr / CC)
Experts suppose that by the year 2020, cash and credit cards would be one of the many things to go outdated. So also says a new study conducted by the Internet & American Life Project of the Pew Research Center, and Imagining the Internet Center of Elon University.
Mashable reports that according to the study, majority of respondents to the survey believe that, in just a matter of ten years or so, swiping of mobile phones for …
Twitter Averts Becoming Patent Troll With 'Innovator's Patent Agreement'. (Image: Andreas Eldh, via Flickr / CC)
Twitter has proposed a forward-thinking method handling patents that might help slash the expenses, commotion and frequency of patent infringement cases.
As other companies sharpen their attorneys and organize legal battles in countries worldwide, the micro-blogging site suggests a literally friendly way that seems to have some kind of promise.
According to a blog post …
Example of a 3D printer. (Image: Geekubator, via Flickr / CC)
Scientists at the University of Glasgow are leading the way to the use of 3D printers in creating drugs and other chemicals.
BBC reports that researchers have created a range of organic compounds and inorganic clusters, some of which are used to treat cancers, using a system that costs a £1,250.
The scientists say the process they are currently using can be used to make customized medicines in the long run.
They expect the use of …
Flashback Trojan reduced to 140,000 Mac OS X infections. (Image: Blake Patterson, via Flickr / CC)
The Flashback Trojan epidemic across hundreds of thousands of Mac OS X computers is gradually falling and has now cut down from roughly 600,000 to around 140,000 infected units.
According to a blog post from security firm Symantec, the infection count is waning daily, thanks to firms that provide cleanup tools and Apple’s recently released patch.
Symantec, however, notes that while numbers are …
Google's Sergey Brin explains about his "internet enemies" comments in an interview with The Guardian amid blistering comments. (Image: Freedom to Marry, via Flickr / CC)
Sergey Brin, the American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, has allotted more time to sit down and study over again his interview, including the reactions, with The Guardian that took place earlier this week in an attempt to give overly concerned people a chill pill.
According to the genius internet …
Google Resolves Gmail Access Error. (Image: rovlls, via Flickr / CC)
Earlier today, Google said in a statement that they are investigating and trying to fix an issue in Google Mail where users were not able to access their accounts due to some unexplained error, with no indication as to when the service will be back, reports BBC.
“We’re aware that some users are experiencing an error when accessing their Gmail,” says a statement.
“We are working on a resolution and apologize for the …
Yahoo to Shut Down Non-Core Products. (Image: Eric Hayes, via Flickr / CC)
Yahoo’s chief executive has confirmed plans to shut down several products not viewed as core to the company.
Scott Thompson late yesterday announced to analysts the company’s decision after presenting its financial report.
He says he posed the question: “How would we build Yahoo from the ground up if we were building it from scratch today?”
He consequently thought the answer would be “shutting down or …
Survey Shows Consumer Inclination To Mobile Access Doubles Wireless Traffic. (Image: Alan Wolf, via Flickr / CC)
CTIA – The Wireless Association says wireless data traffic in the United States grew by 123 percent, from 388 million megabytes to 866.7 billion megabytes, within a one-year span from 2010 to 2011.
According to Mashable, the survey conducted by the wireless lobbying group found that the number of smartphones and other mobile devices that are active has increased by 43 percent …
U.S. and China Engaging In War Games. (Image: The U.S. Army, via Flickr / CC)
The U.S. military had reached an agreement with China to engage in war games and help avert possible military disputes and cyber-attacks in the future, a partnership that started since last year.
UK-based newspaper The Guardian has reported that these two superpowers have finished two simulation meetings last year, as part of increased concerns in Washington about Beijing-linked attacks on sites owned by Western …
Financial Secrets May Go Public When Oracle vs. Google Trial Starts / image via The Guardian
One of the biggest technology lawsuits filed in the US could find sensitive financial secrets seeing the light of day when trial starts soon following a formal filing in a San Francisco, California court Monday, of a case filed by Internet biggie Oracle against Internet giant Google.
Oracle, which acquired the Java programming language from Sun Microsystems, charged that Google’s Android operating …