Anti-bullying software can now detect even subtly hurtful comments on social media sites, as machine learning works to discourage teens from insulting each other online.
A headset called EyeMusic may help blind people “see” colors and shapes through sound, as mobile technology progresses to compensate for the absence of vision.
Google developed a 360-degree backpack camera, called “Trekker,” to map remote regions of the world despite privacy concerns.
Two Colorado developers built an app to track the state’s raging wildfires, using the power of crowdsourced social media to keep people connected in emergencies.
The U.S. military plans to leverage smartphones and other mobile devices in future military operations, suggesting soldiers will soon rely heavily on handsets in the field.
The United Nations argues people should enjoy the same basic rights online as off, prompting controversy over the necessity for worldwide Internet freedom.
Ethiopia’s government is increasing online restrictions, a move that may slow the country’s economic progress while underscoring the need for an Internet Bill of Rights.
Researchers are turning soap bubbles into the world’s thinnest electronic screens, as display technology advances to encompass more flexible, fantastic and lifelike features.
Researchers developed highly elastic electronics that keep maximum conductivity when stretched, paving the way for bendable smartphones and medical devices.
The Declaration of Internet Freedom seeks to protect online users from government and corporate interference, suggesting unfettered Internet access should be a basic human right.