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Android 6.0 will come with some treats for developers. Google just unloaded a slew of announcements Tuesday in San Francisco, at an event covering new hardware products, new software features, and some new capabilites of interest to its enormous community of Android app developers....

For the past two decades, the web has been optimized for sight and touch. This is about to change in a big way. Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and the Amazon Echo are ushering in an era of voice-controlled devices and services. Soon, Facebook M will...

If you need to pinch your pennies, robots are a lifesaver. Automate a task and the savings roll in. Of course, there’s a catch. Much recent discussion has focused on the fear of technology killing jobs. David A. Mindell, author of the new book “Our Robots,...

In early August, Popular Science reported an FDA safety warning against an infusion pump used in hospitals. According to the FDA, a type of pump used to administer IV fluids is vulnerable to cyber-attack, potentially putting patients' lives at risk. The article points out that,...

Don't miss the big picture. In London, hotel windows are sealed tight in the winter. Recently, I walked into a hotel room and immediately smelled something … off—even foul, like an animal died somewhere unreachable. The odor dissipated after a little time, so I thought nothing...

Mandy Edwards, CIO of CBRE, on how data can turn IT on its head. As CIO of CBRE, Mandy Edwards works to identify technology initiatives that support the company's most significant global priorities. Edwards has more than 25 years of progressive experience in IT and...

A beginner's guide to VR for 1.5 billion people. Though they're not full virtual reality, 360-degree videos are at the vanguard of the VR revolution: They give a taste of what the technology can do, they're relatively easy to make, and can be viewed in Web...

Pedro Domingos is a serious guy with big ambitions. He wrote his new book, The Master Algorithm, to drive interest in machine learning, which he believes could remake our lives for the better. But he also calls mastering Tetris, “one of the most useful things...