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California wants to stop hackers from taking control of smart gadgets A proposed state law would help bolster the security of internet-connected devices, but what’s really needed is federal action.
Clearing out old cells might help the brain A popular anti-aging strategy keeps mice from getting senile.
Future robo-taxis could charge themselves and help balance the electric grid Wireless startup WiTricity wants cars to power up without human help and feed utilities energy during peak demand.
Artificial intelligence is often overhyped—and here’s why that’s dangerous AI has huge potential to transform our lives, but the term itself is being abused in very worrying ways, says Zachary Lipton, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
How to hack an election—and what states should do to prevent fake votes Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities.
How to hack an election—and what states should do to prevent fake votes Two speakers at this year’s EmTech MIT conference addressed voting vulnerabilities.
Wall Street’s embrace could break Bitcoin Going mainstream could be disastrous for the currency, if traders treat it like a conventional asset.
Wall Street’s embrace could break Bitcoin Going mainstream could be disastrous for the currency, if traders treat it like a conventional asset.
Running quantum algorithms in the cloud just got a lot faster A startup called Rigetti Computing is linking quantum computers with classical ones in a new cloud service
Four questions Silicon Valley should expect from Capitol Hill And one fundamental question that should underlie tomorrow’s Congressional testimony.
Four questions Silicon Valley should expect from Capitol Hill And one fundamental question that should underlie tomorrow’s Congressional testimony.
Why robots helped Donald Trump win Toledo has more robots per worker than any other US city. They’re producing a healthy economy—and lots of anxiety.
Noon in the antilibrary Science fiction: What happens when fake news is everywhere?
Crowdsourcing the hunt for software bugs is a booming business—and a risky one Freelance cybersleuths can help companies find flaws in their code. But the bug hunters could fall afoul of anti-hacking laws.
California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world The state is on the verge of passing a rule requiring 100 percent of its electricity to come from carbon-free sources.
The four ways that ex-internet idealists explain where it all went wrong 21st-century digital evangelists had a lot in common with early Christians and Russian revolutionaries.
Future elections may be swayed by intelligent, weaponized chatbots The AI advances that brought you Alexa are teaching propaganda how to talk.
Kenya’s technology evolved. Its political problems stayed the same. Long before the internet, hate speech flourished in echo chambers of a different kind.
This is what filter bubbles actually look like Maps of Twitter activity show how political polarization manifests online and why divides are so hard to bridge.