Apps and web services are starting to act just as "dumb" as 20th-century toasters and blenders.
The digitisation of the world's books reveals how the popularity of English words and phrases has evolved since the 16th century. And the Top 100 lists for each year are now free to browse online
For the next month, I’m trying out a smartphone-less existence. Am I crazy?
Regulation of the Internet goes against the principles that have made it a such a phenomenal success.
Not as hard as you might think, but some countries are more vulnerable than others.
In online discussions, people provide vital emotional support for others. Now computer scientists have created an index that automatically identifies Good Samaritans.
It's not only Twitter that can predict opening weekend box office revenues for movies. Wikipedia data has a similar prescience, say computational social scientists
Counting Facebook likes and Twitter followers makes Obama look great, but the close race shows how meaningless those numbers are.
Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that automates the task of assembling contact lists into circles of friends and colleagues