The company says it wants to wire the world. But will it do more than make its own app work better?
The ability to number-crunch vast amounts of words is creating a new science of linguistics.
Major financial institutions like some technical features of Bitcoin but are building their own versions that leave out the digital cash and built-in economics.
One of the last bastions of human mastery over computers is about to fall to the relentless onslaught of machine learning algorithms.
The renewable-energy certificate system has gotten more transparent, but improvements are still needed.
The first iPhone apps that block online ads could speed up your Web browsing, cut your data bills, and extend your battery life.
Astrophysicists speculate that “mirror” dark matter poses an entirely new form of radiation threat and could cause the mutations that lead to cancer.
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
Researchers covered a touch screen in gel that can harden into buttons of all shapes and sizes so you can use the display even if you can’t gaze at it.
U.S. and U.K. surveillance of smartphone users has been helped by mobile developers—few of whom bother to adopt basic encryption.