Lie detectors have been called "worse than useless." So why are they still used?
Q&A: MIT's Kenneth Keniston says cheap information kiosks are helping India bring computing power to the masses, providing a model for how to bridge the digital divide.
Dialogue: Per-message charging may be an effective way to stifle spam. But it is anathema to most Internet users.
Contrary to popular belief, not all kids are naturally adept with technology and that spells trouble in an increasingly wired society.
Playing computer games doesn't shorten kids' attention spans-it helps them to manage competing demands in the new era of "continuous partial attention."
Attendees at the CeBIT show in New York heard thunder from industry heads. Will new services save the wireless business?
An expert on aviation safety statistics says a new computer system to screen out terrorists may actually make things easier for them.
Q&A: Robert Lefkowitz has an MIT degree in engineering and a track record as a Wall Street IT director. Now he's trying to push open source software from the dominion of alpha geeks into the corporate mainstream.
Their work won't show up in next year's models, but researchers at MIT's Sloan Automotive Lab are creating the fundamental knowledge that will help car engines keep getting better.
Q&A: MIT computer scientist Larry Rudolph explains why rebooting will not solve our digital problems in the future-and how we can avoid a nightmare scenario in a world of ubiquitous technology.