“What you end up with is a neural network looking for patches of images that resemble eyes or ears or cat noses, to see what arrangement they’re in. If they resemble what they saw in example images of cats, it’s likely a cat.”
The partnership could have huge implications in the development of tiny, invisible computers.
Musicians looking for others to play with have a slick new tool to avoid the Craigslist chaos.
"The reality of the professional musician is freelance forever.”
At the SyScan Conference in Beijing this week, the security of the electric Model S will be put to the test by hackers.
“I’m tired of the, ‘We need more women in tech’ thing. How about we stop treating the ones that are here terribly?”
The lack of women in the tech world isn’t just a pipeline problem—it’s one of rampant sexism. Enter the haven of Double Union.
A new study found that an 11-year-old boy’s rash could be linked to trace amounts of nickel in the iPad he used every day.
With a blockbuster app that lets users share secrets with strangers, Whisper CEO Michael Heyward is building a new kind of community—the anonymous kind.
"With Whisper, Heyward’s aim was to go after the unshared “whitespace” — say, the emotions you might feel when you don’t have a sweet Instagram photo or tweet to share.
Most of the wireless phone chargers on the market today are perfectly functional, but hideous. Not Swich, a wood-and-ceramic wireless charger with an elegant silhouette. It lifts your phone off the table and props it up at an angle conducive to performing tasks and viewing content.
People are already putting down money for self-driving flying cars. Are American motorists up to the challenge?
It’s not the villain of a bad sci-fi movie. If the inventors of the BugJuggler have their way, this gigantic robot that hurls cars to the sky is “the next phase in robotic entertainment.”
How researchers are using computer games to treat pain, aging, ADHD, and other ailments.
Feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, or unable to focus? Is your memory getting fuzzy? Medication might help. Therapy might help. And someday soon—according to neuroscientists, game designers, and drug makers—you might be prescribed a videogame that helps as much as (or more than) either. Here are a few of the innovative companies that are fusing game mechanics with principles of cognitive psychology to create a new paradigm for digital healing.
The makers of an app warning Israelis of trouble retooled their project to send notifications via the novelty app Yo.
In places where only cell-phone footage can tell the story of a crisis, video experts are stepping in to make sure the footage is real.
This month developers at Amnesty International are rolling out a website that can train anyone to be a forensic expert to help analyze citizen videos.
A security firm purchased 20 used smartphones, wiped them—and found plenty of naked selfies, emails, and even a loan application.
Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.
Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by the umbrella term designer.
Design-related roles exist in a range of areas from industrial design (cars, furniture) to print (magazines, other publications) to tech (websites, mobile apps). With the relatively recent influx of tech companies focused on creating interfaces for screens, many new design roles have emerged. Job titles like UX or UI designer are confusing to the uninitiated and unfamiliar even to designers who come from other industries.
Let’s attempt to distill what each of these titles really mean within the context of the tech industry.