- Technology and Persuasion
Persuasive technologies surround us, and they’re growing smarter. How do these technologies work? And why?
- Genome Study Predicts DNA of the Whole of Iceland
Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
- Facebook Lets Developers Build on Its Chat App
Facebook hopes that adding functionality like video sharing and shopping to Messenger will help it grow even as competition rises.
- Amazon Robot Contest May Accelerate Warehouse Automation
Robots will use the latest computer-vision and machine-learning algorithms to try to perform the work done by humans in vast fulfillment centers.
- Single-Dose Cures for Malaria, Other Diseases
A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.
- Survival in the Age of Spotify
Two rock musicians find flaws—and hope—in a book that suggests how artists can earn a decent living even after free online access to music has ravaged the business.
- Microsoft’s Wristband Would Like to Be Your Life Coach
Microsoft is working to combine biometric data collected by its new wristband with information from your calendar and contacts to make smarter observations. <
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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