An Apple engineer discloses how the company’s premier recommendation engine parses millions of iTunes libraries.
A recent security flaw raises questions about mobile payments.
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.
Why the world’s most famous outsourcing hub for tiny tasks is littered with spam and shoddy workmanship.
Unlike conventional semiconductors, graphene cannot be switched off, a problem that threatens to scupper its use in future generations of transistors. Now physicists think they’ve found a solution.
A leading neuroscientist says Kurzweil’s Singularity isn’t going to happen. Instead, humans will assimilate machines.
A new cosmology successfully explains the accelerating expansion of the universe without dark energy; but only if the universe has no beginning and no end.
Diamonds are a physicist’s best friend–when it comes to measuring the tiniest magnetic fields.
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.