Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
The Biggest Chill
The Cold Atom Laboratory will be the coldest place in the entire universe
Your Drugs Are Talking About You
Smarter, digitized prescriptions will help sick people get well faster and might even keep the rest of us out of sick bay
Why is Google Buying a Drone Company?
Google's has purchased Titan Aerospace, which makes solar-powered drones that are designed to cruise for years at 65,000 feet
Dark Side of the Loon
Facebook and Google are working to use drones or balloons to bring the Internet to remote corners of the world. It’s the ultimate pie-in-the-sky scheme.
Tapping Your Inner Robot
Augmented reality could save jobs by making humans more efficient
'Star Wars' Gun Will Be Tested at Sea in 2016
"It's now reality and it's not science fiction," the head of Naval Research said
Will You Soon Be Talking to Your Ray-Bans?
The Italian company that makes Ray-Bans and Oakleys says its on board with Google's eyewear
Cloak, the ‘Anti-Social Network,’ Helps You Avoid Frenemies and Exes
An app combs your acquaintances’ Foursquare and Instagram accounts to map where you don’t want to go
Gadget Lust: Nespress Yourself
Can this coffee machine save your marriage?
Newsweek Rewind: Our First Article About the Web, Which Just Turned 25
On March 12, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee proposed an "information management" system that became the Internet. We wrote about it in 1994.
The $500,000,000 Cyber-Heist
His software made it possible for anyone with a larcenous heart to empty out your bank account
Vine Won’t Say If It Banned Porn Because of Hot Pocket Incident
Vine's days of providing looping, six-second snippets of filth is over
The Face Behind Bitcoin
The reclusive inventor of the troubled virtual currency has been hiding in plain sight
The best technology firms have a grand goal; the rest just look silly as they stumble along
Good Buy, Mr. Chips!
The Cookulus app offers more than 5,000 of the best chocolate chip recipes, freeing you from the back of the bag
Video: From Brick to Smartphone in 40 Years
In the world of personal electronics, big changes happened really fast
Buy Big or Go Home
With its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, Facebook is trying to avoid going Microsoft
Can You Unlock Me Now?
The U.S. House passed a bill that would make it legal for consumers to unlock their cell phones, but an addition banning "bulk unlocking" hurt the bill's popularity
Wikipedia Is Edited by Bots. That’s a Good Thing.
Bots and anti-bot bots make the edits humans don't want to and keep the site clean
Wake Up and Smell the Facebook Alerts
Having throbbed and beeped to get your attention, technology now goes for the nose
The Cyborg Olympic Games
Modern athletes are already enhanced. What if we took it further?
Gadget Lust: Mightier Than the Swordfish
For when you're ready to upgrade that free thermometer you got with a turkey at Safeway
Is a Privacy-Focused Smartphone an Oxymoron?
It remains to be seen if privacy tools can yield the same profits as collecting user data
Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
Google wants to bring free Wi-Fi to Africa, which makes disadvantaged people in Kansas City wonder, So how come we have to pay?
I [Heart] Robot
The emotional bond between soldiers and the machines they serve with is getting complicated
Last Call for Bad Calls
Computers are just about ready to take over the judging and scoring for all sporting events
Two Numbers: Googling Twitter
For all the hype surrounding its IPO last fall, the social media service had a dismal end to 2013
Gadget Lust: Don’t Think Before You Drink!
Brookstone raises the bar on cocktail apps, but it still won’t light up your smokes or laugh at your jokes
Un-Scaling the Mountain
Still own a car? How retro. Sharing everything from office space to Ping-Pong tables will soon be the only way to play
Gadget Lust: Pass the Vibrating Fork, Please
This utensil taught me slow down, chew and learn to love my food