"Deepfakes" Trigger a Race to Fight Manipulated Photos and Videos
By Abigail Summerville | Jul 27, 2019
Startups and government agencies are researching ways to combat doctored images ahead of the 2020 election
The Hidden Costs of Automated Thinking
By Jonathan Zittrain | Jul 23, 2019
Like many medications, the wakefulness drug modafinil, which is marketed under the trade name Provigil, comes with a small, tightly folded paper pamphlet.
Facial Recognition Tech Comes to Schools and Summer Camps
By Julie Jargon | Jul 30, 2019
Smart cameras and imaging software are coming to summer programs and school campuses and focusing on children
Using AI to give doctors a 48-hour head start on life-threatening illness
By Mustafa Suleyman and Dominic King | Jul 31, 2019
Artificial intelligence can now predict one of the leading causes of avoidable patient harm up to two days before it happens, as demonstrated by our latest research published in Nature.
A first look inside Google’s top-secret design lab
By Mark Wilson | Aug 6, 2019
The special sauce behind Google’s breakout hardware products is its one-year-old Design Lab. We’re the first publication to go inside.
Netflix is not a tech company
By Benedict Evans | Jul 31, 2019
Way back in 1992, just as the ‘Internet’ was starting to sound interesting, a company in the UK used technology to disrupt television.
The Retail Reckoning Has Only Just Begun
By Jack Hough | Aug 3, 2019
History hides the present at the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston, N.Y., a two-hour drive north of New York City.
"The $300 textbook is dead," says the CEO of textbook maker Pearson
By Eric Johnson | Aug 2, 2019
On the latest Recode Decode, John Fallon explains why the education company is pivoting to digital textbooks.
Bitcoin and Gold Are Monuments To Irrationality
By Lionel Laurent | Aug 9, 2019
Investors are turning to both assets amid market uncertainty, but digital currency is a strange idea of a haven and the metal’s track record is patchy.
I tried to pay with bitcoin at a Mexico City bar—it didn’t go well
By Timothy B. Lee | Aug 7, 2019
After 10 years, Bitcoin is still searching for practical applications.
IBM and other companies launch new blockchain network for supply management
By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Aug 5, 2019
New York (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) announced on Monday a new blockchain network aimed at improving manual and cumbersome supply chain management.
Why Does Walmart Want A Cryptocurrency?
By Ron Shevlin | Aug 5, 2019
Walmart announced that it applied for a cryptocurrency patent and, predictably, the cryptopress began speculating about the giant retailers' plans and intentions.
With warshipping, hackers ship their exploits directly to their target's mail room
By Zack Whittaker | Aug 7, 2019
Why break into a company’s network when you can just walk right in — literally?
The life of a white-hat hacker
By Zoe Schiffer | Aug 8, 2019
Ethical hackers work to expose security risks. That doesn't mean companies always like them.
It's not just Equifax: Here's every major security breach and data hack so far
By Shelby Brown | Aug 5, 2019
We've started a running list, and the results are sobering.
The Secret Scripts Amazon Give to Cops to Promote Ring Surveillance Cameras
By Caroline Haskins | Aug 6, 2019
Documents obtained by Motherboard reveal that Ring provides 46 standardized comments that cops can post on social media, and several documents with scripted responses to possible questions from the public.
New York City is finally getting its own self-driving shuttle service
By Andrew J. Hawkins | Mar 20, 2019
Boston-based Optimus Ride will deploy an autonomous shuttle service at the Brooklyn Navy Yard later this year
The Bizarre Weather Science Behind Greenland’s Record Melting
By Maddie Stone | Aug 7, 2019
Natural cycles can make Greenland more prone to melting. Climate change is tipping the scales.
How Software is Eating Care Delivery in Healthcare
By Julie Yoo | Jul 31, 2019
We believe right now is a truly transformative moment in the healthcare market—particularly in care delivery.
The Secret History of "Easter Eggs"
By David Pogue | Aug 8, 2019
Yes, Google, Tesla, Amazon and others are still hiding quirky software surprises in their products, mostly to give you a chuckle.
Python is eating the world: How one developer's side project became the hottest programming language on the planet
By Nick Heath | Aug 6, 2019
Frustrated by programming language shortcomings, Guido van Rossum created Python.
Why Mathematicians Hate That Viral Equation
By Kenneth Chang | Aug 6, 2019
It's formatted to confuse people, and there are no interesting underlying concepts.
"I Wasn't Bluffing": M. Night Shyamalan Recalls "Sixth Sense" Pitch and Frenzy That Followed
By Susan King | Aug 2, 2019
Twenty years after the psychological horror film became a blockbuster, the director, Haley Joel Osment and those close to the making of the project reflect on its legacy: "We went from, "Hey, this is a fun movie" to "People are really taking this seriously.""
Man Finds Authentic Egon Schiele Drawing in New York City Thrift Store
By Hakim Bishara | Jul 26, 2019
The shopper, a part-time art handler, found a 1918 Schiele pencil drawing in a Habitat for Humanity thrift store in Queens. The finding is valued at more than $100,000.