Why you should think twice before you give an app access to your phone’s address book.
A new device promises to tell police when a driver has been sending messages while behind the wheel, but is it legal? Larry Greenemeier reports.
The Robocar, a fully autonomous electric racecar, recently debuted in Times Square, New York City. Watch how the Roborace team behind it imagine a new motorsport and how the Robocar might accelerate the development of the consumer autonomous car.
Roborace is creating a new motorsport to accelerate the arrival of self-driving cars
Robopocalypse creator Daniel Wilson sets aside his dystopian tendencies to help the XPRIZE’s Sci-fi collection and writing contest find a silver lining in our obsession with intelligent assistants
The debate over so-called "net neutrality" has raged for more than a decade between tech entrepreneurs and the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who deliver digital content to our computers and mobile devices. Scientific American takes a look at the FCC's proposed plans and clarifies what’s at stake for internet users.
Online video serves the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations as a powerful tool for recruiting new members and inciting violence. A potential fix remains curiously in limbo
IBM AI expert Murray Campbell reflects on the machine’s long, bumpy road to victory over chess champ Garry Kasparov
Verizon’s director of network planning, Sanyogita Shamsunder, talks with Scientific American's Larry Greenemeier about the coming 5G and EM-spectrum-based communications in general.
“The Machine” research prototype is designed to tackle complex problems, but it’s a work in progress
The social media giant is making its speech artificial intelligence training data open source
A number of cardiac defects turned an “easy” delivery into a race to save the life of Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son
DARPA is developing microscopic chips to help crack down on knockoff parts destined for weapons and satellite systems
Can the social media giant’s bold claims live up to the hype?
The mushroom cloud from the 22,000-pound air-blast bomb was meant to send a clear message
With the new sci-fi flick Ghost in the Shell hitting theaters this week, Scientific American asks artificial intelligence experts which movies, if any, have gotten AI right
Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars.
Researchers use eye-tracking software to peek inside a child's mind when words fail, reading eye patterns to understand language production and combat conditions such as specific language impairment.
Researchers are using eye-tracking technology to learn more about children afflicted with specific language impairment
Could the drummer robot lead its cyber brethren to march in sync—or maybe someday even start a band?