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Obama's Disclosure About Russian Hacking Is A Cybersecurity Gold Mine

Public disclosures like this enable collective cyber defense through information sharing.<p>As we begin the new year, most media pundits will continue to focus their attention on the U.S. sanctioning of Russian entities and the expulsion of nearly three dozen of their intelligence agents from the U.S. …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

WIRED’s Guide to Turning Your Kids Into Masterful Makers

This should be an officially labeled time of the year. I suggest we call it Maker Time—it's that time after kids get out of school, but before all of …

Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It

A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.<p>In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special relativity. This theory outlined the relationship between space and time and is founded on …

Five independent signs of new physics in the Universe

All pointing toward the Standard Model plus General Relativity not being all there is.<p><i>“The Universe is very, very big. It also loves a paradox. For</i> …

Physics

Why GoPro's Karma drone came crashing down

The dream of an American-made drone may be dead<p>When GoPro launched its Karma drone earlier this year, it seemed like the perfect fit. The company was founded on action cameras, but had seen sales of its flagship Hero line sink since 2014. Over the same time period, the sale of camera drones to …

10 Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect by the Year 2100

Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what technological marvels await in the next few years, let alone the next eight …

Singularity

Peter Higgs Says He Wouldn't Have Predicted The Higgs Boson in Today's Academic Climate

Times are tough for young researchers.<p>On the eve of receiving his 2013 Nobel Prize, famed physicist Peter Higgs told <i>The Guardian</i> that he wouldn't be …

Physics

Why You Shouldn’t Swear at Siri

Stop swearing at Siri. Quit cursing Cortana. As digital devices grow smarter, being beastly toward bots could cost you your job.<p>As machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities proliferate, digital interface design sensibilities begin to accelerate from skeuomorphic to anthropomorphic. …

Artificial Intelligence

How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet

Michael DeCesare Contributor<p>Michael DeCesare is CEO of ForeScout.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Modernizing our voting procedures to reflect 21st century realities<p>On Friday morning, I awoke to find that our company-wide single sign-on and cloud storage was disrupted due to the massive distributed …

Cybersecurity

The dream of a fully connected future is starting to look like a nightmare

For as long as there’s been an internet, its evangelists have assured us increased connectivity will yield a brighter future.<p>The web, they’ve said, will bring us closer through new forms of mass communication, connect us to business and government to give us more power over our lives, and deliver a …

Internet of Things