The community that built the largest encyclopedia in history is shrinking, even as more people and Internet services depend on it than ever. Can it be revived, or is this the end of the Web’s idealistic era?
Don’t expect self-driving cars to take over the roads anytime soon. Here’s what carmakers are really working on.
As Web companies and government agencies analyze ever more information about our lives, it’s tempting to respond by passing new privacy laws or creating mechanisms that pay us for our data. Instead, we need a civic solution, because democracy is at risk.
A system used by ships worldwide to broadcast their location for safety purposes lacks security controls and is vulnerable to spectacular spoofing attacks, researchers show.
A wearable depth-sensing camera may soon give sightless people a better way to master their environment.
Economist Simon Johnson says governments will feel the urge to suppress the crypto-currency Bitcoin.
New outliners and authoring tools are machines for new thoughts.
Smart watches risk becoming just another irritating gadget unless their makers learn to use AI and sensors to take advantage of the fact that they’re worn all day.
A leader at Microsoft proposes protecting personal data using technology once used to lock down music files.
An MIT education expert says we should enjoy our free time and let technology do the work for us.