Author Sarah Lewis discusses some counterintuitive pathways to breakthroughs.
The Roomba maker is working on technology that could enable robots to help with more household chores.
Law enforcement agencies are turning to social network theory to better understand the behaviors and habits of criminal gangs.
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Conductr wants to help developers make apps that will spread out across multiple devices, taking advantage of all your display real estate.
It’s only a matter of time before more cyberweapons emerge, says the founder of the Moscow-based computer security firm Kaspersky.
Comcast’s proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is reminiscent of a 1990s-era plan for Internet dominance that Comcast then distrusted.
Home automation systems and networking equipment vulnerable to a major encryption flaw are unlikely to be fixed.
Cryptography could enforce limits on data collected for surveillance data while still permitting agencies to do their jobs, argues a Microsoft researcher.
Studying cultural variation around the world has always been expensive, time-consuming work. Which is why the newfound ability to mine the data from location-based social networks is revolutionizing this science.