An examination of simple cell-phone records reveals maps of poverty levels, ethnic divides, and the movements of sports fans.
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Storing video and other files more intelligently reduces the demand on servers in a data center.
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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.
Sensors that track social behavior highlight the benefits of face-to-face interaction.
Fleets of robotic aircraft could improve weather forecasts.
The managing director of FastCompany.tv and a conference speaker gives his thoughts.
Experts say disclosing bugs prevents security flaws from festering.
Sending descriptions of data could be more efficient than sending the data itself.