In computing’s early years, when it was considered women’s work, all six programmers of America’s first digital computer, Eniac, were women Sexism in the tech industry is as old as the tech industry itself.
We’ve seen IBM’s Watson politely annihilate humans in Jeopardy, make a movie trailer for Morgan, create never-before-eaten recipes and even understand nuance and tone… to say the least. Now it’s moving
Young people are losing three times as much money to online scams as their parents' generation because they are more easily tricked by "family and friends" fraud, a study has found. A survey of fraud by
With the current breakneck pace of innovation, it may seem like technology is on an aggressive mission to solve all of humanity’s most pressing problems. And in some respects, we’re making great progress.
Every time we search the web, part of us is traded. Or more specifically, our personal data are traded. Most of us agree this is a fair trade because we get so much for free in return for allowing advertisers
It’s time to add “AI research” to the list of things that machines can do better than humans. Google’s Alpha Go, the computer that beat the world’s greatest human go player, just lost to a version of that’s
In the first of a four-part series on earning money, we look at the fast-track route to a chartbusting book – with a little help from a computer It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and
Today’s hi-tech wages threaten Silicon Valley’s bottom line. What better way to drive down coders’ pay than by investing in a new generation of cheap labor? This month, millions of children returned to
Admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery Last week I finally installed Little Snitch, a long-running Mac utility that lets you track every connection in and out of your computer. The version,
FDA overseeing crucial firmware update in US to patch security holes and prevent hijacking of pacemakers implanted in half a million people Almost half a million pacemakers have been recalled by the US
One sunny summer morning this month, a group of 20 teenage girls gathered in a conference room in the sleek offices of a tech company in Manhattan. It was their fifth week of coding camp, and they were
Dan Tepfer is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer who has played venues from Tokyo's Sumida Triphony Hall to New York's Village Vanguard. He also has a degree in astrophysics and writes computer programs.
Tracking down contaminated food has historically been a messy affair, sometimes taking retailers and food companies weeks to learn exactly what products they need to pull from store shelves. “Imagine we
The company that invented Post-It notes is hiding invisible messages in signs to help self-driving cars see the world (MMM)
3M is tucking invisible messages into road signs in order to help driverless cars avoid them. 3M is the company behind well-known inventions like Post-It notes and Scotch tape. 3M is now helping automakers
At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation’s needs.
Advances in artificial intelligence and deep learning have changed our lives. We are already using it even without realizing it: AI helps to power Google’s search engine, Tesla’s self-driving cars, Apple’s
Though Facebook is rarely mentioned alongside Apple, Microsoft and Amazon in discussions about conversational AI, the company has published a hoard of papers that underscore a deep interest in dialog As
Google’s AlphaGo — the AI developed to tackle the world’s most demanding strategy game — is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the world’s best talent. The latest to succumb is Go’s
A few years ago, a rumor started going around the casino world. There was a crew of Russians hitting up casinos across the U.S. They'd roll up, find their favorite slot machine, play for a couple hours,
A 2,000-year-old computer called the Antikythera Mechanism helped the ancient Greeks understand their universe
The world’s oldest known computer lay submerged for more than 2,000 years off the treacherous coast of the Greek island of Antikythera. Beneath the weight of the water, the sand, and the wrecked ship once
When University of Illinois psychologist Brian Ross enrolled in a computer science course, it had been a long time since he’d even taken a class. With his beard and balding dome, he stood out. A decade