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Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Has technology failed us?

Ford to Add Pedestrian Detection to Its Cars

Ford sedans will soon come with a system that brakes if you’re about to hit a pedestrian.

The “Soft and Chewy Centers” That Put Your Data at Risk

A security startup called Illumio launching today has already signed up Yahoo and other large companies that need new ways to protect their data centers.

The Quest to Put More Reality in Virtual Reality

The inventor of Second Life has spent 15 years chasing the dream of living in virtual space. Can his new company finally give virtual worlds mass-market appeal?

A Physical Key to Your Google Account

Google says using a small USB stick to vouch for your identity is more secure than either a password or conventional two-factor authentication.

Technology and Inequality

The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?

From the Editor

Air Traffic Control for Drones

If large numbers of commercial drones are to take to the skies, they'll need an air traffic control system.

The Ubi Lets You Speak to Your Smart Home

Connected home devices such as thermostats, lamps, and blinds could be easier to manage if they responded to voice commands.

Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?

With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.

Windows XP Is Still a Favorite Among Hackers

Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP, but it remains popular, and is a juicy target for cybercriminals.