There's a simple answer: people.
We're looking back at the photos that defined the sociotechnical changes of the year.
Could human and machine forecasters work together to increase the intelligence agencies' foresight?
Whole new categories of weird noise are being introduced into the news world as a result of Google's algorithm, whatever its virtues.
A look back at the biggest technology stories of the year
"Weird to think an error in some data center can reach its quavering tentacle into your laptop and bring down one of your apps."
"Creativity is not a process, right?"
Under the banner of G+.
As the Wall Street Journal puts it: Sandy alters "reality."
Garbage in, garbage out
A striking photo highlights a new facet of modern warfare.
A scientific nightmare is coming true.
The only way to even *know* what readers might like is to allow them to read and share on the open Internet.
Energy needs a Nate Silver. Perhaps Gregory Nemet of the University of Wisconsin is that guy.
What better way to respond to a faux-personal email than with a faux-love letter?
A relic from the age when the magic of the fundamental properties of the universe was embedded in the everyday.
Oh good, you clicked! Don't thank me. Thank the Obama campaign and its genius tinker-tailor-subject-line operation.
The Intel researcher finds surprising things by looking at what's left out of the dominant narratives.
Intel's Genevieve Bell talks about why we adopt some gadgets and spurn others—and why tech companies underestimate female users.