The Nauseating Disappointment of Oculus Rift
Oculus’s VR headset can be thrilling, but will you buy it if some experiences make you sick and it’s hard to use for more than 20 minutes?
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Microsoft’s cofounder vows to change the “supply side” for breakthrough energy technologies by investing billions of his and his friends’ dollars.
Facebook’s popular messaging app was shut down by a judge in Brazil after improved encryption irked investigators.
A genetic technology that can kill off mosquito species could eradicate malaria. But is it too risky to ever use?
Humans and machines both use neural networks for object and face recognition. Now evidence is emerging that both types of vision are flawed in the same way.
Data-capital tools are available to established companies and startups alike. The real trick: Determining which business activities generate the most valuable data.
Despite the allure of apps and social media, today’s digital technologies are doing little to generate the kind of prosperity that previous generations enjoyed, a prominent economist argues. But that doesn’t mean we should give up on innovation.
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Once More Unto the Breach: What It Takes to Defeat Cyberattackers
Cyberattacks are a fact of life across the world, as intruders breach more and more organizations each day. Why are we so vulnerable? And what can we do to make our systems more secure?
Crisis Communication After an Attack
If there’s one area where organizations stumble when responding to breaches, it’s in keeping stakeholders informed. Doing that job well starts well before cybercriminals come calling.
The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is a Bust
The first gene therapy approved in the Western world costs $1 million and has been used just once. The doctor who tried it says the price is “absolutely too high.”
Smart machines are beginning to speak to us and act on their own.
Nimble-Fingered Robot Outperforms the Best Human Surgeons
A surgical robot was able to repair pigs’ bowels more accurately than human doctors.
by Will Knight
A Treasure-Hunting Ocean Robot
A submersible robot used to explore a 17th-century shipwreck shows how humans and machines might collaborate in other settings.
by Will Knight
Recycling Workers Vie for Bonuses by Getting Robots to Do the Dirty Work
A software project has humans collaborating with robots to sort trash.
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China Is Building a Robot Army of Model Workers
Can China reboot its manufacturing industry—and the global economy—by replacing millions of workers with machines?
Technologies are revolutionizing how we work and how companies operate.
AI Hits the Mainstream
More industries are looking for ways to use artificial intelligence. What will that mean for the technology’s future?
Larry Page Punts on a Chance to Explain Alphabet’s Woes
Google’s founders chose not to pen the company’s annual letter for the first time in 12 years, leaving investors in the dark about Alphabet’s moon shot strategies.
by Tom Simonite
Elon Musk May Go to Mars, but Would You?
Don’t bet against SpaceX’s ability to land a capsule on Mars. But colonization probably remains further off than it seems.