Hollywood’s dark vision of machines taking over belies how far AI is from meaningful reality—and what it will look like when it gets there
Many of the Web sites we visit every day are under cyber attack by malicious hackers looking to disrupt business transactions, discourage people from using a particular online service or exact payback for some real or perceived slight.
Online attacks are unpredictable and hard to control, leading to worries that White House cyber rattling could quickly escalate
A mechanical exoskeleton like the Ekso GT gives patients with a spinal cord injury just enough support to help them walk.
Originally designed to give soldiers superhuman strength, exoskeletons are enabling heroic efforts to help patients re-learn to walk
Scientific American checked out New York City’s annual ode to homemade robots, 3-D printers and dozens of other DIY technologies
The U.S. tries to pave the way for autonomous vehicle technology, without relegating safety to the backseat
The weekend’s IED incidents are a reminder of ways that resourceful attackers can make their own weapons
North Korea’s traditional bellicosity has intensified to new levels with its threatened nuclear war against the U.S. and South Korea. One expert explains why the North should be allowed to keep its nukes in exchange for peace
A prototype device measures ripeness by studying the fruit’s color
Sentiment analysis finds ghosts in the presidential candidate’s machine
Four years after Oscar Pistorius made history at the London Olympics, the question remains unanswered
The final round of DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge pits computers against one another as human programmers watch the future of cybersecurity unfold
A new study finds flaws in the policies governing how officers use wearable cameras
The leak of Democrats’ e-mails raises unprecedented fears of meddling in the election
The game app’s pocket monsters may be taking over the world—but they’re not quite part of it yet, a tech pioneer insists
Amid a federal investigation, ignorance of the technology’s limitations comes into focus
The enhanced ultrafast camera is three billion times faster than the one on an iPhone, the researchers say
Autonomous vehicles may put people in life-or-death situations. Will the outcomes be decided by ethics or data?
The social network is ramping up artificial intelligence to teach machines to figure out what users want—without human help