Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker
The popular portrayal of computers as magic boxes capable of anything has done real societal harm. Now one TV show wants to save us.
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Diagnosing Disease with a Snapshot
Many genetic conditions come with clues in a person’s face, and new technology can help doctors diagnose them.
Synthetic biologists seek to make perfumes from extinct trees and flowers.
A centralized database will allow the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to block video posted by violent extremists across multiple sites.
Technologies created by the federally funded MD2K project could lead to consumer devices that offer health guidance in real time.
You can simply scan your phone, pick your food up off the shelf, and walk out.
Companies are racing to develop a new type of cancer therapy, but scientists are still assessing its safety.
Why a new messaging platform can’t solve our productivity problems.
Scientists have long needed a cheaper way of doing zero g experiments. Autonomous quadcopters may be the answer.
In a letter to federal regulators, the company revealed it wants a piece of the autonomous car industry.
The promise of software-defined networking and solutions for its wider adoption were explored in depth at VMware’s inaugural future:net event.
The ever-expanding Double 11 Global Online Shopping Festival showcases Alibaba’s innovations in key technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
March 27-28, 2017
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Video: 5 Data-Center Hyperconvergence Myths
Hyperconvergence can simplify your data center and increase its agility. This short video addresses common misconceptions about the infrastructure, such as its impact, cost, and deployment time.
Rejoice, Disorganized Workers: This Smart Cloud Looks After Your Files For You
The storage company Box ratchets up its competition with Dropbox.
by Will Knight
Your Car’s Sensors Are About to Shorten Your Commute
Mapping company Here aims to crowdsource data from cars’ on-board sensors and use it to alert drivers or autonomous vehicles to conditions on the road ahead.
How ubiquitous information and communication are transforming our lives.
Is This Africa’s First Smartphone Factory?
A South African startup says it will soon start building smartphones, but claims of the first “made in Africa” phones have been around for years.
Two Weeks with Oculus Touch and I’m Hooked
Virtual reality gets much more immersive as soon as you strap on these new hand-tracking controllers.
Twitter May Have Predicted the Election
The votes for Brexit and Donald Trump contradicted pollsters, but some researchers say Twitter was sending accurate signals all along.
Smart machines are beginning to speak to us and act on their own.
AI Winter Isn’t Coming
Despite plenty of hype and frantic investment, a leading artificial intelligence expert says hardware advances will keep AI breakthroughs coming.
by Will Knight
Audi’s New AI Rig for Driverless Cars Is … a Toy Car
If a machine’s going to teach itself to park, it may as well practice in complete safety.
This Super-Springy Robot Can Do Parkour
Salto may be the most agile automaton ever built.
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The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics
In this article excerpt, a British researcher discusses why AI and cybernetics are moving beyond the realm of science fiction—but warns that the technologies also raise significant ethical questions.
The Ethics of Human Enhancement
Recent scientific advancements increasingly allow humans to improve everything from memory to appearance. But those capabilities come with questions about how they should be used, and who should make those decisions.
by Andy Miah
Outlook for the Internet of Things
Fast-growing networks of smart, Web-connected objects are creating both opportunities and challenges—and this is just the beginning.