As face-scanning technologies find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, developers struggle to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions.
America’s courts have never been places of justice dispensation—and a new computer program makes their record even worse.
Sophisticated algorithms are being used to make decisions in everything from criminal justice to education. But when Big Data uses bad data, discrimination can result.
Excessive use of electronic devices by children can lead to serious physiological dysfunction, according to a child psychiatrist who argues for an "electronic fast."
A few months ago, research published in the journal Psychological Science revealed that students who handwrite their notes learn better than those who use laptops, and the reason is not because the latter are busy checking Facebook.
The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Yahoo's board has approved a deal to buy social media site Tumblr for a whopping $1.1 billion in cash. But there's a good reason that not everyone is enthused.
What happens when you give your computer a $50 monthly budget and access to your Amazon account?
The name Steve Jobs has been sweet on the lips of techno-capitalist fankids pining for a cultural hero since long before the Apple CEO succumbed to cancer late last year. Since his death, an author and an actor have taken some of the first shots at shaping his legacy. With an eye on the man’s cruelty toward his employees at home and abroad, n+1 reviewer Gary Sernovitz tries to fill in the blanks.Since his death, an author and an actor have taken some of the first shots at shaping Steve Jobs' legacy. With an eye on the man’s cruelty toward his employees at home and abroad, Gary Sernovitz tries to fill in the blanks.
Amid last week's flood of business news, one story stood out as reason to hope for more than just a momentary uptick in your 401(k): Apple, you may have heard, announced record first-quarter profits.
Computer security experts have identified a malicious virus that steals your credit card information and orders Mario Batali kitchenware, usually after 2 in the morning. Either that or you were just drunk. Here's the full story from the satire masters at The Onion.