What Cambridge Analytica did with Facebook data wasn’t a “breach,” it was a consequence of privacy policies that are as obscure as they are lax. Cambridge Analytica, a firm that boasted of being able to parse and influence the electorate through psychographic algorithms derived from that data.
A global exploration of the past, present and future of technology and science as applied to Olympic sports and athletes. These running prosthetics are capable of recreating the movements of a Paralympian's joints to perfection.
David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and Michael Kosterlitz won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2016 for discovering that even microscopic matter at the smallest scale can exhibit macroscopic properties and phases that are topological. Watch this video to decode some seriously tricky science.
Learn the basics of Python from CS50. Python is a general-purpose interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, and high-level programming language. Harvard University's introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. CS50 is the quintessential Harvard (and Yale!) course.
The world’s biggest smartphone show just ended. Here’s what you need to know. One of the best things about coming to Mobile World Congress is getting away from the cold, dreary weather in London and much of the US to spend a few days on the sunny and pleasant Mediterranean coast of Spain.
Choosing a processor or an operating system is not a simple task, especially when technical terms that sound foreign begin to emerge. When you buy a computer CPU or a smartphone, you discover that there are 32 and 64-bit processors. What is the difference between them? Which is better?
I asked the questions Wikipedia failed to fully answer: what is machine learning? who should be learning it. Phrases like neural nets & deep learning tap into our sense of fantasy, but when we jump from new tech to robot takeover, we miss the beauty and power of what machine learning actually is.