Stories by Nancy Owano

NTFS bug allows sites to crash Windows 7, 8.1

(Tech Xplore)—By Friday numerous tech sites including Ars Technica, delivered the bug discovery news, this time of strange NTFS bug making web pages crash for those still running Windows 7 or 8.1 on their PCs. NTFS refers ...

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Robotic co-pilot is shown to land simulated Boeing 737

(Tech Xplore)—Would you want to take your next flight out knowing the pilot is a robot? The question will not be a problem for you to resolve any time soon. Instead, consider a robot behaving as co-pilot and that is not ...

May 19, 2017

Wait for it: A smartphone charge in five minutes

Charging time endured is just a fact of life when you are depending on your mobile gadget. Now there is news of a phone that charges fully in just five minutes—and it could be on the scene next year.

May 16, 2017

A watch fights tremors and woman finds ability to write

(Tech Xplore)—A Microsoft researcher is turning head this week with proof that she was able to harness technology to help someone manage Parkinson's, which had left her with hand tremors making it impossible to write.

May 12, 2017

Scale to serve fuller reality check on your body

(Tech Xplore)—Ages ago, it seems, people who wanted to lose weight or stay fit thought raw numbers via a bathroom scale were adequate. Times and expectations have changed. People trying to look good, better, or feel great, ...

May 11, 2017