Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology
Quantum computers will render today's cryptographic methods obsolete. What happens then?
Two dozen automakers and research institutes have set out together to build a virtual model
Information security expert Avi Rubin explains why we won't be voting on our smartphones anytime soon
Rigid robots step aside—a new generation of squishy, stretchy machines is wiggling our way
Other countries are bringing the democratic process to the digital age—but challenges remain
Experts think that world champion Lee Sedol may still beat the AI software in a March contest
Google's DeepMind program, which has mastered the 2,500-year-old board game, is a big achievement in artificial intelligence
Data brokers legally buy, sell and trade health information, but the practice risks undermining public confidence
The company's latest mobile operating system update signals growing awareness of the potential negative health effect of using smartphones and tablets at night
In general, people tend to use passwords that are so common and easily guessable as to be nearly worthless in practice
Sophisticated computational techniques make it possible to analyze gene samples from all the bacteria in the gut at once to take a census of the species present
What does the future hold for the world’s largest online encyclopedia?
Patents will have even more trouble with 3-D copies than copyright law had with digital music sales
Hands-on with the HTC Vive Pre at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
New services already let you pay to skip ads, but do we really want to turn the Web into a vending machine?
Google is modifying the next generation of its Glass wearable for use in the workplace
We could easily go ad-free—if we put our money where our mouse is
The terrestrial network could eliminate the GPS’s blind spots and advance indoor mapping
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