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How Fit Is Bitcoin?

A new analysis treats bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies as species in an evolutionary model—and finds bitcoin has no selective advantage. Christopher Intagliata reports.

November 21, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Stop Doing Companies' Digital Busywork for Free

Consumer technologies—whether user reviews and recommendations, social media or health care portals—involve logistical effort that means more administrative work at home.

November 2, 2017 — Jordan Kraemer and The Conversation US

AI Scans Twitter for Signs of Opioid Abuse

Geotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do

October 30, 2017 — Louis Dzierzak

Keep Your Wi-Fi off KRACK

Up-to-date software, apps, browsers and router software offer the best protection against a potential flaw in wi-fi security called a key reinstallation attack, or KRACK.  

October 19, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier