Between 2011 and last year, Dr. Agam Bansal, analyzed news stories (since coroners are unlikely to write "selfie" as the main caused of death) and found a grand total of 259 people had died worldwide as a result of selfie related accidents.
For the last generation at least, everyone who was everyone who was trying to make it big in tech all knew one thing: You have to go to Silicon Valley. But it’s a different world now.
When it comes to fundamental human abilities, like having a good chat, AI falls short.
There's something very wrong with the way we talk to young people, especially girls, about sexting.
Imagine you and a smart robot are both before a judge who cannot see you. Whoever the judge thinks is the human will live, and the robot will die. Both you and the robot want to live.
Everdays has much of the functionality you'd expect from a social network. For example, it lets users privately share user-generated content about the deceased, like tributes and photographs.
To celebrate the fourth birthday of the Chrome dino, Google has published an interview with the developers who built the game, explaining its origins.
According to the team, they've found striking evidence for a theory called conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC).
A librarian in Utah managed to spend tens of thousands of dollars on "Game of War."
Its algorithm is pointing users in the wrong direction.
The Furby's source code is written in 6502 assembly. That said, it's worth pointing out that the original Furby itself didn't run a MOS Technology 6502 chip — the likes of which also powered the Apple II and the Nintendo Entertainment System.
"I've always had a fascination with inventors. So, when I found out about the Tokyo branch of the Maker Faire — a festival where people show off their homemade inventions — I was very much into it. And I wasn't disappointed."
If you were expecting tables covered in cocaine residue and M&M's bowls with the brown ones carefully extracted, get ready to be disappointed.
Scientists at Harvard have developed reprogrammable braille, a method that could allow books printed for the blind to be much smaller.
Goya-Move has a simple purpose: it wants to get kids active by blocking apps until they've hit a specific step count.
A Chinese firm wants to arm the country's police forces with a whole new kind of weapon for the battlefield: an assault rifle that fires lasers and can burn your clothes and skin from up to 800m away. Oh, and those lasers are silent, invisible, and can pass through glass windows too.
Until we invent the futuristic science fiction sleeping chambers that will keep humans alive for thousands of years while we traverse the universe, the initial crew, and subsequent offspring, would have a responsibility to procreate.
Just five years ago, wireless doorbell company, Doorbot — now Amazon's billion-dollar Ring — was a team of eight struggling to make ends meet in CEO Jamie Siminoff's Pacific Palisades garage.
Conspiracy theories have always been with us. But today the internet fuels them in new ways and enables the deepening of conspiracy theorizing in some online communities.
The word "hack" used to mean something, and hackers were known for their technical brilliance and creativity. Now, literally anything is a hack — anything — to the point where the term is meaningless, and should be retired.