The charming automated assistant in Spike Jonze’s new movie isn’t realistic. But if they were designed thoughtfully, computerized interlocutors could make us better people.
Zimperium believes its machine-learning approach to mobile security can outwit hackers.
Efforts are underway to make your smart toilet—and other connected devices—less vulnerable to hackers.
The U.S. president promises to change the NSA’s snooping practices, but falls short of substantial reforms.
The company behind the Bittorrent protocol is working on software that can replicate most features of file-synching services without handing your data to cloud servers.
A court loss for “net neutrality” could mean either a new era of innovation or preferential treatment and higher costs.
A new smartphone app from a Twitter cofounder makes it easy and fun to get your friends’ advice on everything from shopping to Chopin.
Smart home appliances could become more common thanks to efforts by major companies including Lowe’s and Staples to make gadgets compatible.
Hardware designed specifically to run complex neural networks could let personal devices make sense of the world.
MindMeld analyzes your conversations and tries to offer helpful info from the Web. It’s a cool idea, but it doesn’t work as well as it needs to.