A 3-D gesture-recognition chip could make it a lot easier to use smart watches and head-mounted computers.
Despite limitations, the Firefox OS-running ZTE Open shows promise for low-cost smartphones.
Brain-mimicking software can reliably solve a test meant to separate humans from machines.
Software digests thousands of research papers to accurately identify proteins that could be productive targets for cancer drugs.
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?
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.
New outliners and authoring tools are machines for new thoughts.
A startup pays people around the world to log prices in their local stores each day, offering a real-time way to track how economies are doing.
A Microsoft researcher proposes "big data due process" so citizens can learn how data analytics were used against them.