Analyzing people’s social connections may lead to a new way of discriminating against them.
The aviation industry has an opaque process for sorting out forgettable mishaps and investigation-worthy mistakes.
It started when I was trying to call Cuba.
The president-elect’s inflammatory remarks on social media could be a distraction—or they could be deadly serious.
As search engines are radically reinvented, computers and people are becoming partners in exploration.
Seven senators have asked President Obama to declassify additional information about the Kremlin’s possible involvement.
Harvard roboticists have created a robot that will gradually introduce children to programming skills by blending them with art.
A century after its creation, the game is still a perfect balance of skill and chance. An Object Lesson.
Click, and a calm voice explains how easy it is to follow your cursor’s every move.
New research reveals that when tech companies don't police abuse, it can put a damper on free speech.
Notes from a writer’s visit to Web Summit
Created by a globetrotter, the 55-gallon barrel became one of the best-traveled inventions in human history. An Object Lesson.
The CEO of the company behind Pokémon Go describes the future of what smartphones will be able to do.
Computational tools have the ability to analyze books’ emotional arcs, but it’s unclear what they can really find out about literature.
He’s called for a “fundamental upgrade” to U.S. spying powers.
The technology industry has resisted him, but a Trump presidency is compatible with its business goals.
The same technology that helps stores track shoppers may one day replace Wi-Fi.
"Public displays of working" are part humblebrag, part cry for help.
As kids, two Guinean brothers invented a new script for their native language. Now they’re trying to get it on every smartphone.
The changes still don’t stop the companies from enabling the spread of misinformation.
A clever experiment with Twitter bots shows that telling people not to be racist can work—but only if it comes from someone influential and white.