The charming automated assistant in Spike Jonze’s new movie isn’t realistic. But if they were designed thoughtfully, computerized interlocutors could make us better people.
The U.S. president promises to change the NSA’s snooping practices, but falls short of substantial reforms.
A new approach to encryption beats attackers by presenting them with fake data.
A court loss for “net neutrality” could mean either a new era of innovation or preferential treatment and higher costs.
Smart home appliances could become more common thanks to efforts by major companies including Lowe’s and Staples to make gadgets compatible.
App Inventor launches second iteration.
Hardware designed specifically to run complex neural networks could let personal devices make sense of the world.
Fitness bands, watches, smoke detectors: what will be put online next?
Many Wearable Computers and Fundamental Advances.
Robots will be more useful when they can work alongside us, says Julie Shah.