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Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell

I’m not kicking our smart speaker out of the house just yet, but the consequences of having it in my family’s life are becoming clear.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 8:54 am

Yes, Alexa is recording mundane details of your life, and it’s creepy as hell

I’m not kicking our smart speaker out of the house just yet, but the consequences of having it in my family’s life are becoming clear.

Posted on 26 May 2018 | 8:54 am

How to get blockchains to talk to each other

If blockchains are really going to give us the internet of money, they’ll need to work together.

Posted on 25 May 2018 | 8:42 am

How to get blockchains to talk to each other

If blockchains are really going to give us the internet of money, they’ll need to work together.

Posted on 25 May 2018 | 8:42 am

The US military is funding an effort to catch deepfakes and other AI trickery

But DARPA’s technologists admit that it might be a losing battle.

Posted on 23 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Job of the future: Embalming your online persona

The woman organizing our messy digital lives to survive us.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Specialized chips are threatening to take over cryptocurrencies, and they look unstoppable

The Chinese firm Bitmain dominates the market for tailor-made mining hardware and shows no sign of slowing down.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 5:56 am

The world’s first quantum software superstore—or so it hopes—is here

Zapata Computing plans to build the algorithms for companies that want to experiment with quantum computers.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 1:00 am

The world’s first quantum software superstore—or so it hopes—is here

Zapata Computing plans to build the algorithms for companies that want to experiment with quantum computers.

Posted on 18 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Subcutaneous Fitbits? These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

Livestock Labs is getting bio-monitors under cows’ skin in hopes of helping farmers spot disease earlier, and it wants to bring its tech to people, too.

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 2:55 am

Subcutaneous Fitbits? These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

Livestock Labs is getting bio-monitors under cows’ skin in hopes of helping farmers spot disease earlier, and it wants to bring its tech to people, too.

Posted on 16 May 2018 | 2:55 am

The scientist still fighting for the clean fuel the world forgot

A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.

Posted on 10 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

The scientist still fighting for the clean fuel the world forgot

A decade of investment in advanced biofuels led nowhere, but Jay Keasling remains undaunted.

Posted on 10 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next

Biologist George Church says the idea is to live to 130 in the body of a 22-year-old.

Posted on 9 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

A stealthy Harvard startup wants to reverse aging in dogs, and humans could be next

Biologist George Church says the idea is to live to 130 in the body of a 22-year-old.

Posted on 9 May 2018 | 4:00 pm

Google’s new tools will make your life more convenient—for a price

Don’t forget that forking over more and more of your data remains part of the bargain.

Posted on 8 May 2018 | 10:30 am

How uncertainty could help a machine hold a more eloquent conversation

AI startup Gamalon developed a clever new way for chatbots and virtual assistants to converse with us.

Posted on 8 May 2018 | 6:00 am

How can we be sure AI will behave? Perhaps by watching it argue with itself.

Experts suggest that having AI systems try to outwit one another could help a person judge their intentions.

Posted on 4 May 2018 | 6:15 am

The problem with ICOs is that they’re called ICOs

Robleh Ali, former crypto specialist for the Bank of England, on why initial coin offerings are dangerous and how to make them more useful.

Posted on 23 April 2018 | 4:00 pm

In blockchain we trust

To understand why blockchain matters, look past the wild speculation at what is being built underneath, argue the authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency and its newly published follow-up, The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything.

Posted on 9 April 2018 | 4:00 pm