Government agencies and oppressive regimes are snapping up software that makes it easy to hack your phone or computer. These new powers could make us all less safe.
China's leading search company is developing a self-driving car with BMW.
A roundup of the best stories on computing and the Internet from other sites, collected by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review’s San Francisco bureau chief.
Researchers from Google’s AI Lab say a controversial quantum machine that it and NASA have been testing since 2013 resoundingly beat a conventional computer in a series of tests.
Researchers outside Google are testing the software that the company uses to add artificial intelligence to many of its products.
A University of Washington team has developed virtual “Face/Off” software that lets them animate Barack Obama’s face with George W. Bush’s mannerisms, and other surreal tricks.
Stitching together a live world map from many different satellite images lets algorithms keep an eye on the health of crops and problems like flooding.
Google is helping to power a new search engine built on a daily scan of the whole Internet.