The Chinese Web giant Baidu is researching ways to build artificial neural networks that learn without guidance from humans. We spoke to the man leading that effort.
Fitness bands like the Jawbone Up are in an unusual and enviable position in the electronics business: people rarely take them off.
A movable smart-watch screen makes it easier to read a map or play a game.
All over the world, weather radar images are being plagued by signals from the latest generation of five GHz Wi-Fi. Now Austrian researchers have developed a fix.
A new haptic sculpting tool heralds a coming boom in 3-D modeling and manipulation.
Sometimes encrypting messages isn't enough, and the very act of sending them must be hidden as well. Now physicists have discovered how to camouflage messages and guarantee that they remain hidden.
Tiny hardware imperfections in smartphone and tablet accelerometers lead to unique “fingerprints” within the data they produce, researchers find.
Ranking countries by their “networked readiness” reveals a major geopolitical digital divide.
Even conventional industrial robots are becoming safer to work around, making them more likely to collaborate with humans.
Microprocessors configured more like brains than traditional chips could soon make computers far more astute about what’s going on around them.