Israel, Gaza, War & Data
An important piece by network scientist Gilad Lotan on the way social recommendation algorithms can distort our experience of polarizing news coverage.
—Will Knight, news and analysis editor
The 2014 Survey: Impacts of AI and Robotics by 2025
“There’s no … law that says jobs eliminated by new tech will inevitably be replaced by new jobs in new markets.”
—Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher
Finally, Virtual Reality Let Me Fly like a Bird
How the childhood dream of being able to fly could come (virtually) true via Oculus Rift and a full-body device called Birdly.
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1945
Hiroshima anniversary: 69 years ago today, a single bomb annihilated much of Hiroshima and changed the world forever.
—Antonio Regalado, senior editor, business
Don’t Let the Disruption Hype Fool You: America Is Actually Getting Less Entrepreneurial
“People are starting fewer new businesses, and older businesses are doing better than their younger competitors.”
Visual Microphone Can Pick Up Speech from a Bag of Potato Chips and
How to Translate Sight Into Sound? It’s All in the Vibrations
A bag of chips has potentially become more hazardous (and not to your health).
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate web producer
Eight Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Password
Quick tips for making all your passwords hacker-proof.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook?
Robot vacuum companies say your images are safe, but a sprawling global supply chain for data from our devices creates risk.
A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate
Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2023
These exclusive satellite images show that Saudi Arabia’s sci-fi megacity is well underway
Weirdly, any recent work on The Line doesn’t show up on Google Maps. But we got the images anyway.
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