Analyzing people’s social connections may lead to a new way of discriminating against them.
Tools that assist fact-checkers in catching bogus information could be deployed within a year.
The James Webb Space Telescope, $8.8 billion and 20 years in the making, is undergoing rigorous testing to make sure it can survive launch.
Communities often look down on their newest members—their squids, hosers, kooks, and bambis. But they depend on them, too.
Open-web advocates are preparing for a renewed policy war as net neutrality’s future remains uncertain.
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.