Research is making clear just how hard it is to stop people from believing false stories on social media.
“Seeing those words made me disgusted and disappointed—disgusted by these sentiments and disappointed that our systems allowed this.”
The largest community on Antarctica is set for a series of radical upgrades to its decaying infrastructure.
The most important technological advances of the past decade are converging inside the battle for your phone’s camera.
Scientists may soon be able to monitor whole ecosystems in real time.
A deadly quake in Central Mexico on Tuesday was yet another test for the country’s sophisticated earthquake warning system.
A new book by the economist Tim Harford on history’s greatest breakthroughs explains why barbed wire was a revolution, paper money was an accident, and HVACs were a productivity booster.
Sooner or later, the company will be forced to take on the responsibilities that come with being the world's dominant news distributor.
An engineer sheds light on the ball’s much-debated curve. An Object Lesson.
“Facebook can monitor the things it does that make it money.”
Futurists predict a rapture of machines, but reality beat them to it by turning computing into a way of life.
The company’s sales to a Russia-connected troll farm raise big questions about free speech in advertising and beyond.
Apple’s new Face ID technology raises questions about constitutional protections for personal devices.
The company has made the perfect physical metaphor for the problem the internet poses to democracy.
The company’s new iPhone and retail “town centers” presage a future of Apple as global infrastructure—one that may already have arrived.
As Apple unveils the latest version of the most successful consumer product of all time, two charts show the critical juncture the company faces.
Thanks to Hurricane Irma, the southwest of the state’s electrical grid will need a “wholesale rebuild.”
Once a cask that held crude, the oil barrel is now mostly an economic concept. An Object Lesson.
Nobody wants to be in the path of this mammoth storm.
With over half of the entire U.S. adult population potentially exposed, what’s left to do but shrug and sigh?
For Americans who want to protect their personal information, there is no way, in our current system, to do so.