Technology that derives personality traits from Twitter updates is being tested to help target promotions and personalize customer service.
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.
The U.K. plans to sequence 100,000 National Health Service patients by 2017—in a bold push to be a genomic medicine leader.
$100 million in new funding will keep the woodchip-to-gasoline company Kior afloat, for now.
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.
The newest cancer drugs cost over $100,000 for a year of treatment. There are fairer ways to set prices.