- Bitcoin’s Rise Constrained by Heists and Lost Fortunes
Bitcoin is underpinned by unbreakable codes, but the secret keys that protect personal fortunes are easily lost or stolen.
- Parents: Don’t Panic About Your Kids’ Social Media Habits
Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd tries to puncture some myths about teenagers and the Internet.
- New Interfaces Inspire Inventive Computer Games
Novel modes of interaction are inspiring independent game companies to come up with completely new types of games.
- The Many Tongues of Twitter
Twitter’s footprint is growing fast, although English speakers in the U.S. remain the largest demographic. The trick now is to turn its global presence into advertising dollars.
- Indoor Imagery Shows Mobile Devices the Way
Street View–style imagery of interior spaces lets mobile devices locate themselves more accurately than is possible with GPS.
- World’s Smallest Pacemaker Can Be Implanted without Surgery
New cardiac devices are small enough to be delivered through blood vessels into the heart.
- How Remote Places Can Get Cellular Coverage by Doing It Themselves
With Swedish telephone numbers and a tree-bound base station, a remote Indonesian village runs its own telecommunications company. <
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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