By amassing a huge library of leaf images, scientists are training computers to diagnose the diseases that threaten our food supply.
Silicon Valley’s sunny outlook on technology and opportunity ignores systematic inequalities.
The candidate outlined his half-baked “cyber thought process” in an interview with The New York Times.
What an Amazon prank can teach us about delight in the Internet age
Please make it stop.
Hey Cortana. Hey Siri. Hey girl.
Thanks to the many, many people who have written in today to say that the RSS feeds (which send updates…
The company no longer has to help the FBI hack an iPhone, but now it has to deal with questions about its security features.
Cutting through the reality show vibes, and “Uber for ___” business models, a writer finds a ray of hope at Y Combinator’s vaunted startup showcase.
From Roman walls to Twitter, humans have a long-standing obsession with leaving their mark.
And it’s stranger than science fiction.
Inside a man-versus-machine showdown
It won’t be Apple and Samsung.
Andy Grove’s life reveals the role of public investment in creating and nurturing Silicon Valley—and the dangers of disinvestment.
The site's collaboration with Glamour highlights the potential pitfalls of using audience data to shape content.
The people that most need privacy often can’t afford the smartphones that provide it.
How much fuel did the rocket use per second, as measured in giant land animals?
A team of researchers are using data from photos to recreate urban soundscapes.
The 18th-century doctor Joseph Ignace Guillotin hoped a more humane method of execution would eventually lead to the end of capital punishment.
A new website assembles thousands of biographies and oral histories from the Manhattan Project.
Archivists are trying to figure out how to save the computerized lighting designs from historic productions before they’re lost forever.