Why Can't We All Charge Our Phones Wirelessly?
Charging your phone wirelessly all day long may not be far off
Facebook’s Anti-Semitic Ad Categories Persisted after Promised Hate Speech Crackdown
After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring
Never Mind the iPhone X, Battery Life Could Soon Take a Great Leap Forward
Addressing the amount of energy consumed by the CPU when running particular software could make a major difference to how long we need to charge our devices in future
On the iPhone's 10th Anniversary, Think about How Much Your Smartphone Knows about You
Your phone itself is extremely secure, but that alone can't protect your data
The Only Safe E-Mail Is Text-Only E-Mail
Webmail is convenient for advertisers but carries with it unnecessary–and serious–danger
Self-Destructing Circuits Mimic Mission: Impossible Tape
Electronic devices that decompose on schedule will be a boon to security tech and medical implants
VR Theme Park Hopes to Push Public Pickup
VR World is a virtual reality theme park that presents curated video games and 360-degree artistic cultural experiences in order to help the public overcome some of the barriers that have prevented mass adoption...
Is the Power Grid Getting More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?
Rising computerization opens doors for increasingly aggressive adversaries, but defenses are better than many might think
How Washington Gridlock Delays High-Speed Broadband to Rural U.S.
Former Congressman Rick Boucher talks about how Congress and electric power lines could break the federal government’s net neutrality deadlock
Tracing the Sources of Today’s Russian Cyberthreat
Some of the most talented and dangerous cybercrooks and cyberwarriors come from Russia, a longtime meddler in other countries’ affairs
Magical Technologies Just over the Horizon
The products that really wow us seem like pure wizardry
The Imperfect Crime: How the WannaCry Hackers Could Get Nabbed
Even if they can exchange their ransom, the criminals will have a hard time accessing their money anonymously
"Textalyzer" Aims at Deadly Distracted Driving
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.
Demystifying the Black Box That Is AI
Humans are increasingly entrusting our security, health and safety to “black box” intelligent machines
Robots with Their Heads in the Clouds
Rather than each carrying its own “brain,” they could share a single, remote one
The Scientific Reason You Don't Like LED Bulbs—and the Simple Way to Fix Them
LED flickering is even more pronounced than that of fluorescent lighting
Learning from Nature: Moth Eyes Inspire Nonreflective Screen Coating
A new technique could make digital devices easier to read in bright sunlight
How Fake News Goes Viral—Here’s the Math
Models similar to those used to track disease show what happens when too much information hits social media networks
Net Neutrality and the Open Internet
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...