New technologies help companies monitor their workers’ every move. But do those data tell them anything useful?
Major technological shifts are fewer and farther between than they once were
A new study demonstrates it is surprisingly easy to ID an individual within a supposedly incognito data set
The pack produces a steady trickle of electricity from the swinging motion of your stuff. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The technology holds vast potential for insights into the workings of human brains
Virtual assistants are getting smarter. Let's think about how that will play out
The materials used in iPhones and Tesla cars need not become a long-term casualty of a U.S.-China trade war
They have legitimate value, but we physicians entered the profession to connect with and help patients—not stare at a screen
Known for climate change work, the pioneer says global warming, AI and genetic engineering are self-inflicted threats to humanity
We don't yet know what the immersion in technology does to our brains, but one neuroscientist says the answer is likely to be that there's good, there's bad, and it's complex.
As automated delivery ramps up, cities must decide how to make the best use of public spaces
The lack of security built into phone networks leaves callers vulnerable to snooping, but the growth of encrypted communications will help protect privacy
It's a malware-eat-malware world
It will make 4G phones seem positively quaint
Researchers built a small, flexible device that harvests wi-fi, bluetooth and cellular signals, and turns them into DC electricity. Christopher Intagliata reports.
New 2-D electronic technology may reap radio energy to power an array of devices such as hearing aids, sensors and other gadgets that make up the Internet of Things
A rigorous new paper uses a new scientific approach that shows the panic over teen screen time is likely overstated
Quadcopters with thermal imagery cameras can help detect vicious mini-mines that often kill or maim children
The lithium-ion batteries that underpin so much modern technology are nearing their developmental limits, which is why battery scientists are looking beyond lithium.
Apple adopted them early and brilliantly, and they usually made sense