What would you do if a quake struck two blocks from your home?
After revolutionizing bird-migration science over the past decade, geolocation technology is poised to shine light on the field’s darkest mystery.
Autonomous vehicles promise safety and efficiency. But nobody knows what it will be like to live with them.
Why people personify machines and gadgets
About half of American technology companies have women in top positions. In China, it’s closer to 80 percent.
The Wardian case made intercontinental plant transport possible—and helped spread empires. An Object Lesson.
Decades before autonomous vehicles, an ingenious engineering trick changed life in Australia’s arid, remote interior.
Hundreds of thousands of these glasses will now find out where failed tech products go to die (and sometimes get reborn).
Why the popular mobile game is adding certain abbreviations to its lexicon—breaking with a rule held sacred by its forebear, Scrabble
A counterfactual narrative of aging blinds marketers to the real desires of retirees.
Many researchers fear the consequences of training computers to identify a person’s sexual orientation and criminality based solely on physical appearance.
Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.
Wearable technologies that claim to translate ASL overlook the intricacies of the language, as well as the needs of signers.
A symbol of the industry's reach takes its place in San Francisco's skyline just as Americans begin to reckon with the power of Silicon Valley's companies.
Reexperiencing Election Day 2016 through the social network’s “memories” feature can be painful for those who lost.
Barbara Simons believes there is only one safe voting technology.
Unlike some other technologies, the development of autonomous vehicles is right on schedule.
For better and worse, toys powered by AI are becoming an intimate part of kids’ lives.
When no reputable information is available, the search engine promotes fake news.
The national survey offers more identity choices than ever—until those choices get scrubbed away. An Object Lesson.
In the same day, the president of the United States and many local journalists both suffered the precariousness of life online.