Despite limitations, the Firefox OS-running ZTE Open shows promise for low-cost smartphones.
A Stanford startup’s new radio can send and receive information on the same frequency—an advance that could double the speed of wireless networks.
Brain-mimicking software can reliably solve a test meant to separate humans from machines.
Drawing on artificial-intelligence capabilities, PARC researchers are developing software meant to help make manufacturing accessible to people without manufacturing expertise.
Innovations in digital advertising and consumers’ willingness to share their data have made the growth of free and cheap online services possible.
Self-driving cars are likely to be delayed by the challenges of integrating them with today’s roads, traffic, and human drivers.
Qualcomm shows how a smart watch can make sense: by offering only limited functions.
Smartphones have transformed computing astonishingly quickly. Case in point: a billion devices with Google’s Android software were activated in just five years. No other technology ever drew so many users so fast, according to analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco.
Software digests thousands of research papers to accurately identify proteins that could be productive targets for cancer drugs.
A mobile, one-armed robot that costs $35,000 is headed for research labs and maybe even some workplaces.