Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Computer Chips and Dip
Food and big data are about to make our plates a lot happier
Swarm and Fuzzy
The most useful robots are small and insect-like, and rely on collective intelligence
Finally, a Way to Ignore People’s Tweets Without Unfollowing Them
You can now get a trial separation from the World’s Most Annoying Tweeters
Apple Might Buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 Billion
Beats Electronics is best known for its "Beats by Dr Dre" line of trendy headphones
Who Is—and Isn't—Fighting for Net Neutrality
Small tech companies join Google, Facebook and Netflix to oppose "new tolls" on the web, but where is Apple?
Big Boy Toys: Encore 'Radio' Makes the World Your Jukebox
A humble little device delivers 18,000 radio stations from around the globe
Be Still, My Bioficial Heart
Scientists believe they can create a fully functioning 3-D printed heart
Sustainability requires less growth, more optimization. And can I borrow your mower?
This Is Your Brain on Apps
Performance-enhancing apps will help you bend it like Beckham…or invest it like Buffett
Your Lying Eyes
Instant replay has made baseball less fun and no less error prone
Science’s Amateur Hour
Crowdsourcing has started to affect the course of research, for better or worse
That Nesting Instinct
The fire alarm system that allows you to monitor potential emergencies remotely without flying home
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