The federal government’s librarian has sweeping powers to change law. Will he or she use them?
Experts say that a new librarian should digitize more works, raise more money—and use email.
NASA satellites are tracking the planet's underground fresh-water supply.
The tech tycoon is launching a year-long contest for engineers to design and build pods for it.
In 2010, Twitter seemed like a peer to Facebook; now, it’s a pitiful also-ran. What happened?
And how Facebook helps.
The tech giant is banking on scale, not innovation.
The New York Times and Washington Post will soon make web-traffic data available to their own reporters.
A massive data breach affects more than 1 percent of the American population—and it’s precisely those whose information a foreign government would most want to have.
Presidential candidates obsess over every aspect of their public images—even things as trivial as 404 pages.
New guidelines about how law enforcement should implement wearable cameras from a coalition of nearly three dozen civil-rights groups
An engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon says he’s invented technology that can identify someone from across the room with the precision of a fingerprint.
This Bay Area company says its website can treat the debilitating mental illness—and clinical psychology doesn’t disagree.
A new app makes it easier.
How "crisis mappers" activate after a catastrophe
Taser International stands to profit enormously from the country's fast adoption of police-worn cameras.
The vast technological change which has helped make a movement possible
“Photography is a form of power, and people are loath to give up power, including police officers.”
Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.
The company's Web Services—which undergird Netflix, Healthcare.gov, and Spotify—might be the single most important piece of technology to the modern tech boom.