How Apple, Google and Microsoft are racing to control your digital life—from phone to home-automation system
What the co-founder of the Future of Life Institute thinks about the rise of AI
Some of the brightest minds in science and tech think we need a plan to keep humans safe from supersmart machines
Are you ready for supersmart AI to make your decisions for you?
Voice assistants can do more than take dictations. Here’s how to put them to work for you
The latest science weighs in
Now you can join a medical study—or five—without setting foot in a hospital. Here are the apps for that
New software allows researchers to finally capture the powerful health data generated by our smartphones
How four tech companies tried to fight feature bloat—to greater and lesser success
Software and hardware companies push new, feature-bloated versions on us every year. Why do we keep buying?
Ads don't have to be static or sneaky to be effective. Five user-friendly ways ads could thrive in a digital world
As we consume more and more of our media on mobile devices, advertisers are finding sneakier ways to deliver their messages
Personal privacy is not the only threat small drones pose. Add to that list occasional national security threats and lots of minor lacerations
Tough FAA regulations could ground the fledgling industry of high-tech commercial unmanned flight
As messaging services eat into e-mail, what are we losing—and gaining?
With new rapid-fire ways to communicate, e-mails are on the decline. But they might not be headed for extinction
While smartphone payment systems battle one another for users, people are finding better ways to transfer funds
New security features for plastic cards might keep Apple Pay, Google Wallet and others at bay
From socks to forks, get ready to have the most mundane objects track your every move and calorie
We’re the biggest losers when all those counted steps aren’t used for research