Fernando Albertorio is legally blind, which can make it tricky to navigate busy sidewalks without bumping into things. He’s got a sort of superpower to help him, though: he can sense objects—people, doorways, trash cans, lamp posts—well before he touches them.
After years of infighting over how Bitcoin’s software ought to change in response to the digital currency’s growing popularity, the community supporting the technology has suddenly split. It’s not yet clear what this means for Bitcoin…
Google has balloons, Facebook has drones, SpaceX has satellites. But Microsoft has a rather more humble plan to overcome the digital divide and take Internet to the sticks. Bloomberg reports that the company will announce a new initiative…
A new report suggests that a future iPhone may come equipped with a laser system for depth sensing—and it’s nowhere near as crazy an idea as it might sound. Fast Company claims that a source familiar with Apple’s…
We’re willing to do a lot to make the airplane boarding process smoother, but privacy experts say we might want to think twice before agreeing to let a camera at the gate scan our faces.
Unlike most people, I have a virtual-reality headset. I have exactly one friend who also has one. So most of the time I spend in VR, I’m all by myself. I can almost hear the digital tumbleweeds rolling by.
Following recent terror attacks, politicians criticized social networks for providing safe spaces for extremism. Now Facebook has announced that it’s developing AI and employing a team of 150 experts in order to become “a hostile place for terrorists.”
The search giant wants to know how online ads translate into offline sales, but says it is taking steps to ensure users’ privacy isn’t breached. Google’s new ability to match people’s offline credit card purchases to their online lives is a stunning …Continue reading
Imagine if your doctor’s office was more like an Apple Store mashed up with a fancy gym: a modern white-and-wood aesthetic, replete with fancy gadgets and gleaming touch screens, for which you paid a monthly fee to visit as often as you …Continue reading
Insurers such USAA and American Family have lately begun offering to strike a high-tech bargain: wire your home with Internet-connected devices such as a new thermostat, and get a discount on your home insurance policy in return. Offers like that could speed …Continue reading