Genevieve Bell, director of Intel’s user experience research, says companies building wearable computers haven’t figured out why people might want them.
It used to be too dangerous to have a person work alongside a robot. But at a South Carolina BMW plant, next-generation robots are changing that.
New research shows China’s online censorship relies on a competitive market where companies vie to offer the best speech-suppressing technology and services.
Using DNA to synthesize and align ultra-thin graphene ribbons could represent a way to manufacture graphene transistors that don’t leak.
Even chips thought to be ultra-secure probably can be made to surrender cryptographic keys by milling down the silicon.
Small, portable devices could get new stamina thanks to a transistor design that can cut a computer chip’s power consumption in half.
New details of the NSA’s capabilities suggest encryption can still be trusted. But more effort is needed to fix problems with how it is used.
Leaked documents suggest that American spies can decrypt much of the data they collect by tapping into Internet service providers and telecommunications cables.
If it can cleverly blend hardware and software in new ways, reach new markets, and take advantage of Nokia’s patent portfolio, Microsoft’s billions could be well spent.
Analyzing the public traces left by every bitcoin transaction could allow law enforcement to identify many users of a currency often assumed to offer anonymity.