Was former President Barack Obama's birth certificate faked so he could run for office? It depends on how you ask Google. The search engine giant last week expanded a test fact-checking program worldwide in a bid to help stop the spread of misinformation after it faced criticism for returning fake a...
Defining semantics is a matter of semantics, not less so in the Big Data space. The Semantics conference is one of the biggest events for all things semantics. Key research and industry players gathered this week in Leipzig to showcase and discuss, and we were there to get that vibe. Enter...
With the press of a digital “panic” button, immigrants detained by ICE may soon be able to send customized, encrypted messages to friends and family from their mobile phones in a last-minute attempt to share final parting words or critical information. Notifica, which ha...
Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest development was first voiced in response to the printing press, back in the sixteenth century. Swap “printing press” fo...
There have been moments that have changed the way we think, that have stunned humanity, that have changed the very civilization in history. Late twentieth century and the beginning of twenty first century have brought to life the realization of fantastic dreams of scientists, researchers a...
danilovi via Getty Images Ever see a friend post a photo of a drink online and wonder whether it's really as delicious as it looks? You might not have to pay a visit to find out: researchers have found a way to send the basic look and taste of lemonade through the internet. The team first ...
Apple is used to being dominant in most of its markets: from phones and tablets to smartwatches. Roku, Google, and Amazon devices have mostly ruled the streaming device space, however, though Apple TV is picking up steam. Apple TV got some big updates in 2015, with a remote that ...
Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide—and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt On June 19, several hundred thousand US fans of the television drama Game of Thrones went online to watch an eagerly awaited episode—and triggered a partial failu...
A New York start-up is selling earphones that can translate live speech in real time from five different languages. Waverly Labs said its $250 (£205) Pilot smart earpieces will start shipping to those who pre-ordered late this summer, after a successful crowdfunding campaign. The Bluetooth-enabled ...
I’m going to confess an occasional habit of mine, which is petty, and which I would still enthusiastically recommend to anyone who frequently encounters trolls, Twitter eggs, or other unpleasant characters online. Sometimes, instead of just ignoring a mean-spirited comment like I know I should, I ...
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What the Future of Mobile Technology Holds Technology flies along at a breakneck pace, so much so that it almost defies belief. When you compare computers of ten years ago to the super computers of today it’s easy to see how, in the last decade, technological advancements have simply exploded. Mob...
The Internet, we know all too well, is a cesspool of rumor and chicanery. But in a research paper published by Google in February — and reported over the weekend by New Scientist — that could, at least hypothetically, change. A team of computer scientists at Go...
It seems that the number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example of this. This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, withou...
Remember when the internet first entered our lives? In those days, getting online required tapping into a phone line. And dial up speeds were nothing to brag about. But, back then, the internet wasn't exactly what it is now. We weren't streaming videos and music or playing online video games. Slower...
The common JPEG could be about to get a lot smaller thanks to Google’s new software. This could lead not only to a faster Web, but also to direct savings on storage costs for everyone from hosting services to hobbyist photographers and especially smartphone users on metered connections. 20x24 pixe...
"Body hacker" Jowan Osterlund holds a microchip implant similar to the ones put into workers at the Epicenter digital innovation business center. The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another “cyborg” is cre...
John B. Goodenough, an emeritus professor at the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, pioneered the lithium-ion battery technology that is now the industry standard, and now the 94-year-old is ready to push the envelope on battery innovation again. Goodenough along wit...
Do you want to be on the bleeding edge of technology, or more accurately, Wi-Fi technology? Better prepare yourself for the next level of Wi-Fi then - it is finally here! WiGig, a new super-fast Wi-Fi standard certified by the worldwide Wi-Fi Alliance will start empowering gadgets lik...
The global finalists of this year’s Google Science Fair take on cyberbullying countermeasures, tar sands cleanup and wearable tech Each year, a precocious bunch of teenagers from around the globe submits projects to the Google Science Fair, an online science competition judged by teachers, pr...
Artificial intelligence has made great progress in helping computers recognize images in photos and recommending products online that you're more likely to buy. But the technology still faces many challenges, especially when it comes to computers remembering things like humans do. On Tuesday, Apple...
Like every industry, the advancement of technology changes the way things are consumed and enjoyed. This is no different when it comes to sex. The supremacy of top-shelf magazines has long since waned. Now, thanks to the Internet, porn is more accessible than ever. However, things will tak...
Edward Boyden is a Hertz Foundation Fellow and recipient of the prestigious Hertz Foundation Grant for graduate study in the applications of the physical, biological and engineering sciences. A professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, Edward Boyden expla...
If you can't beat it, buy it. That's what Apple did on Wednesday when it acquired an app called Workflow, an automation app that it had labeled "most innovative" in 2015. Apple confirmed the acquisition to Business Insider on Wednesday but did not disclose the price or any other terms of the deal. W...
LOS ANGELES — What happens when a piano is combined with technology? “Kids or anybody could learn how to play the piano really properly from the best musicians in the world,” said Mischa Dohler, composer and professor of Wireless Communications at King’s College London. 'Could we digitize sk...
The Veritone Platform creates searchable data from media files for faster processing and actionable intelligence Big Data is everywhere, and it keeps getting bigger. It’s estimated that 90 percent of all data on the internet has been generated in the past two years, more than three-quarters of i...

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