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Oh, the humanity: Jeopardy! champs aim to take down IBM's Watson computer

As IBM preps for its next big man–machine showdown (and latest high-tech publicity stunt), Scientific American took a brief, informal, unscientific poll on Monday of 26 print and online staffers to determine whether there was a consensus on who would win this week's Jeopardy!...

February 14, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier
Personal Technology in 2011

Personal Technology in 2011

Video games, smart phones, apps, e-readers--people are fitting digital gadgets into all aspects of their lives

February 2, 2011

Circuit Breaker? Electric Car Popularity May Depend on Home Energy Management

Never mind electric-vehicle range anxiety, how will power utilities and home systems handle the growing load of a burgeoning fleet of electric cars? A maker of home battery-charging stations partners with networking giant Cisco Systems to enable energy monitoring and management from a single touch-screen device...

January 31, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier
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