China’s leading search engine, Baidu, says user data can help it predict when real-world gatherings become so large they’re dangerous.
The lack of an evidence-based approach to city planning has ruined cities all over the world. But data-mining techniques are finally revealing the rules that make cities successful, vibrant places to live.
Intel will slow the pace at which it rolls out new chip-making technology, and is still searching for a successor to silicon transistors.
Physicists have unveiled a programmable five-qubit processing module that can be connected together to form a powerful quantum computer.
A memory card developed by Google that upgrades a smartphone with strongly encrypted messaging and storage could improve security and trouble law enforcement.
Even if Apple isn’t forced to help the FBI break iPhone security, it cannot escape the broader conflict over encryption technology.
President Obama seems to think Google can help increase Internet access in a country that has not historically been interested in unfettered connectivity.
A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
Indexing the dark Web offers a way to track crime—and shows that the hidden realm is a refuge for people who fear persecution.
The New York Times, BBC, and AOL recently served up malware with their ads, causing some experts to say blocking ads is a good way to stay secure.