Open competitions can help find an optimal solution to a well-understood problem, but they are a poor way to innovate.
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An examination of simple cell-phone records reveals maps of poverty levels, ethnic divides, and the movements of sports fans.
Storing video and other files more intelligently reduces the demand on servers in a data center.
Genetic logic gates will enable biologists to program cells for chemical production and disease detection.
The world lost a brilliant activist and a leading proponent of information freedom last week.
From EmTech 2012: young innovators present world-changing ideas in three minutes or less.
The throwable device could relay panoramic images to let first responders or soldiers know what they’re getting into.
Fundamental security problems aren’t solved, computing experts warn.
Students anywhere are being offered free instruction online. What will that do to the trillion-dollar education business?
Why I hope kids in Ethiopia can teach the rest of us something profound about education.