Nearly a decade later, I can see that our work had unintended — but not unpredictable —consequences. In some cases, the AI went terribly wrong.
Spend enough time on the social media app TikTok, and you're bound to see a Life360 meme. That's because Life360, a location-sharing app aimed at families, is apparently ruining the lives of teenagers all across the United States.
Researchers from security company McAfee today have shared details of a so-called phishing kit, which contains the tools an aspiring hacker would need to kick off a phishing campaign, designed to target Amazon customers.
If you look behind the numbers, two paradoxical questions suggest a growing disconnect between the priorities of VCs and entrepreneurs.
An NYU finance and business professor who has studied cryptocurrency says that other than Venezuela, "Texas is about the weirdest place I've heard for bitcoin mining."
Molon Labe's S1 seat, newly certified by the FAA, expands the middle seat by pushing it down and back by a few inches.
In New York, the time it takes two people to travel to one another is a better predictor of whether they are Facebook friends than the distance between them.
The new Upgrade Labs facility has the gleaming white, spa-like aesthetic of your standard five-star hotel gym, but the front desk staff has you fill out a lengthy waiver before you enter. Personal trainers are called Biohacker Technicians.
When you hear about 100-year storms or once-in-a-lifetime heat waves, those frequency estimates assume stationarity. But when it comes to climate, researchers no longer expect it.
It looks like something extruded from a teenage pimple or a long festering wound. It's terrible for you. It's all fat! And salt! And because of the eggs, it's dangerous! Do you really love mayonnaise enough to murder a Fourth of July party for it? Yes, I do.
The color of a superhero's costume tells you something about who the character is at any given moment—especially if those colors, like they do in most of Spider-Man:
Last year, a Delta customer service representative reported that only 2 percent of customers opt out of facial-recognition. It's easy to see why.
One morning a couple of weeks ago, I handed my iPhone to my wife and asked her to help with a privacy experiment.
Steve Jobs advised us to "make a little dent in the Universe," but it feels like the devices introduced by his company and others have made a big dent in the overall health of our planet. But some important measures don’t support this gloomy view.
As trends come and go, simple design stands the test of time. And nowhere is that more evident these days than in urban mobility.
Last summer, in a town just outside New York City, a tick bit a man. This ought to sound unexceptional. Ticks are normal on the upper East Coast. But the tick that covertly slid its pointy barbed mouthparts into an unlucky 66-year-old Yonkers resident was something new.
For those wary of tracking and censorship, analog signals — through satellites and land-based radio devices — offer a welcome buffer from central control.
You probably think of Microsoft's classic spreadsheet program Excel as mostly boring. Sure, it can wrangle data, but it's not exactly Apex Legends. For hackers, though, it's a lot of fun.
Venmo makes sending and receiving money a social affair. But those emoji-laden payment descriptions leave you exposed to cyberattacks.
Niantic's "Pokémon Go" follow-up debuted Thursday. And while it checks many of the same boxes — source material with a rabid fanbase, innovative AR — it's decidedly its own experience. That's no small praise.