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.
ClearSign’s pollution-reducing technology could help power plants burn less fuel and make more money.
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.
A cheaper fuel cell could provide affordable power for microgrids.
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?
Today’s medicines can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. The story of how two companies set prices for their costly new drugs suggests that the way we determine the value of such treatments will help decide the future of our health-care system.
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.