Researchers use phone records to build a mobility model of the Los Angeles and New York City regions with new privacy guarantees.
Dummy water-plant control systems rapidly attracted attention from hackers who tinkered with their settings—suggesting it happens to real industrial systems, too.
Storing video and other files more intelligently reduces the demand on servers in a data center.
The HTC First, which features Facebook’s new Home interface, will appeal only to the most devoted of Facebook users.
With security, reliability, and legal issues yet to be resolved, the first self-driving vehicles will perform only specific tasks.
IBM materials advance shows another promising path to replace the foundation of today’s computing technologies.
An integrated circuit that adjusts to damage shows a way to make ordinary chips more efficient and reliable.
A program called Scribe harnesses humans on the Internet to generate speech captions in under five seconds.
A viral phone game in Pakistan trains people to use their keypad—and gives them the skills they need to hunt for a job.
To help recruiters, a startup called Gild has created a database of four million software developers and rated their work. Could other fields be next?