Pinpoint predictions are a long way off, but taking daily odds into account might help make the public more alert.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Jolla Mobile, formed by Nokia refugees, launches a phone with interchangable back panels and the Sailfish OS.
Aereo CEO says he's boosted by winning a round in court---and that "lines are very, very long" for his Internet TV offering, despite ABC's new competing streaming service.
The same researchers previously mapped racist Tweets about President Obama. In both cases there's reason to be a little skeptical.
In new study, Facebook's science team says the company killed automatic sharing on "Offers" because the science said active sharing works better.
At conference starting Wednesday, huge trove of research papers point to enormous possibilities, but privacy issues remain.
Stock plunge another reminder of social media's power -- and the need for fact-checking
Gigabit service promises competition for AT&T and Time Warner Cable in Austin.
Bruce Schneier says "we as a society are heading down a dangerous path."
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will leave a legacy of progress on spectrum policy and broadband expansion—in a nation of monopolies charging high prices.