From different angles, two of our feature stories explore the role of humans in an automated world.
Millions of people use the tool Ghostery to block online tracking technology—few realize that it feeds data to the ad industry.
The social network between characters in Homer's Odyssey is remarkably similar to real social networks today. That suggests the story is based, at least in part, on real events, say researchers
MIT Technology Review’s first mobile-focused conference featured some big names and big news.
Research could make persistent computer-vision more feasible, and improve your smartphone’s battery life.
Early investors in Bitcoin got rich. Now they are the cryptocurrency’s most powerful gatekeepers.
U.S. companies that pass data from European Union citizens to the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program could be breaching the E.U.’s data-protection laws.
Facebook's new interface for smartphones is at odds with how the world uses computers.
With its new mobile OS, Apple looks to longtime design head Jonathan Ive, and takes a few cues from competitors.
Developers complain that by banning facial recognition for Glass, Google is hindering doctors, police, and others.