- Toolkits for the Mind
Programming languages shape the way their users think—which helps explain how tech startups work and why they are able to reinvent themselves.
- Adding Greater Realism to Virtual Worlds
A startup is borrowing techniques used in high-frequency trading to make simulated worlds more realistic.
- Broadcast Every Little Drama
Meerkat and Periscope show how simple, fun, and weird live-streaming can be.
- The Problem with Fake Meat
It might be possible to create a burger that helps the environment and improves your health. But will it taste good enough to win over the masses?
- Probing the Whole Internet for Weak Spots
Rapidly scanning the Internet has become vital to efforts to keep it secure.
- Ripple, a Cryptocurrency Company, Wants to Rewire Bank Authentication
A digital-currency company thinks it can protect the personal information used to perform identity checks in the financial industry.
- 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. <
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click
Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.
Chinese hackers disguised themselves as Iran to target Israel
But they left a few clues that gave them away.
DeepMind says it will release the structure of every protein known to science
The company has already used its protein-folding AI, AlphaFold, to generate structures for the human proteome, as well as yeast, fruit flies, mice, and more.
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