This year Google and Facebook’s efforts to get more of the world’s population online got much more serious—but also hit some setbacks.
For the first time, researchers have used existing manufacturing technology to make a complex processor that uses energy-efficient optical connections.
In 1990, a Brazilian politician proposed what he presumed would be a simple way to kick our fossil-fuel habit.
A closer look at the brains of soldiers who have suffered concussions reveals evidence of injuries that were invisible to conventional imaging methods.
One researcher has developed a simple way to let robots generate remarkably sophisticated behaviors.
Physicist John Martinis could deliver one of the holy grails of computing to Google—a machine that dramatically speeds up today’s applications and makes new ones possible.
One cognitive scientist thinks the leading approach to machine learning can be improved by ideas gleaned from studying children.
China’s dominant Internet company, Baidu, is developing powerful speech recognition for its voice interfaces.
Millions of people are refusing to let intrusive, distracting, or irrelevant ads load on our devices. Consumers should seize the opportunity to demand a more mutually beneficial relationship with online advertisers.