Apple’s standoff with the FBI shows that the U.S. urgently needs new laws setting limits on what investigators can demand of tech companies, says Microsoft’s president.
A selection of the most interesting and intriguing arXiv papers from the past week.
Apple asks a federal court to overturn the order that it further assist the FBI in a terrorism investigation, saying it would be incredibly cumbersome to comply.
Water levels can indicate the next region that will experience political unrest or where climate change is hitting the hardest. Orbital Insight is monitoring them by applying deep learning to satellite images.
U.S. senators have proposed a commission to help end Apple’s fight with the FBI and devise rules for accessing encrypted devices.
A new additive manufacturing technique makes it possible to 3-D-print parts out of multiple metals.
Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image
Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard, even for well-traveled humans. But Google’s latest artificial-intelligence machine manages it with relative ease.
Opinions are flying fast in the dispute between Apple and the FBI, but new evidence suggests the feds haven’t told us the whole story.
An Internet-of-things security startup says a flaw with some non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards and mouses makes it simple to hack into your computer.
A writer fretted that gadgets were leading to self-centered and rude behavior—decades before the smartphone.