If you prefer beautiful routes over short ones, GPS mapping algorithms are of little use. But Yahoo researchers have come up with an approach that could change that.
Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others, say computational social scientists who have studied how false ideas jump the “credulity barrier” on Facebook.
Not everyone thinks Google’s attempt to reinvent the computer will work.
Computer security experts have failed to close a loophole that allows an attacker to easily download cryptographic keys from an encrypted computer.
If I get a tablet, maybe I could shake my smartphone addiction.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
The surprising story of how an experiment to automate the creation of popularity and influence became successful beyond all expectation.
Our cosmos was “bruised” in collisions with other universes. Now astronomers have found the first evidence of these impacts in the cosmic microwave background.
One solution to the typing-on-a-screen problem asks us to change our behavior; the other changes its behavior to fit us.
The first large-scale measurements of the way humans play Rock-Paper-Scissors reveal a hidden pattern of play that opponents can exploit to gain a vital edge.