If you want a good answer, ask a decent question. That's the startling conclusion to a study of online Q&As.
Downloading free software is hugely time consuming and expensive in the developing world. Now one computer scientist has worked out how to spread it faster and more cheaply without using the internet.
The website for the Affordable Care Act was doomed by an inordinately complex setup that tried to link disparate databases in real time.
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual's own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the "filter bubble" that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
The CEO of Box is building an online file storage system designed to reshape industries.
Sharing your call data with researchers could help show what the NSA can deduce from the data it harvests.
The latest fitness-tracking wristbands need to get in better shape before they’ll earn a spot on my wrist.
Software digests thousands of research papers to accurately identify proteins that could be productive targets for cancer drugs.
A startup called Iotera wants to let you track your pets, your kids, or your belongings without relying on commercial wireless networks.
A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.