Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for smartphones, will soon be able to control some home-automation gadgets.
Amazon’s file-synching and collaboration service, Zocalo, adds a big player to an already-crowded market.
Polymer molecules that self-assemble into regular patterns could help the semiconductor industry make even smaller transistors.
Although it appears to hit incoming Hamas rockets, Israel’s system could be falling short of detonating the rockets' warheads.
Researchers have made haptic interfaces that create the sensation of being pushed or pulled by an invisible force.
Software that counts dogs, martini glasses, and mustaches in Instagram photos provides a novel way to rate businesses.
As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.
Low-energy microwaves can tell you the caloric content of food, providing a more accurate estimate of what is on your plate.
With emotion-triggering effort, Facebook pushes beyond data-driven studies on voting, sharing, and organ-donation prompts, to make people feel good or bad.
Imagine a dishwasher that requires a username and password. Smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability.