A smartphone-based virtual reality headset from Samsung and Oculus VR could make the technology more accessible, but it also demonstrates a new set of challenges.
A Carnegie Mellon researcher shows that designing robots to ask for human assistance can make them a lot more useful.
Anonymity may encourage antisocial behavior, such as trolling, but we can also identify a noble political imperative behind the mask.
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Occasionally virtual assistants like Siri show flashes of humanity that suggest they could one day act like more than just software.
U.S. cellular operators are testing technology that boosts mobile download speeds by having phones borrow bandwidth from devices nearby.
For $25 a year, Google will keep a copy of any genome in the cloud.
IBM is betting that research on more human-like artificial intelligence will help it turn things around.
The human brain carries out many tasks at the same time, but how many? Now fMRI data has revealed just how parallel gray matter is.