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Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Has technology failed us?

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.

This Headline Is One of Many Experiments on You

The furor over a Facebook experiment suggests that few people realize how often Web companies test out new product features on them.

The Right Way to Fix the Internet

Letting go of an obsession with net neutrality could free technologists to make online services even better.

Microsoft’s Quantum Mechanics

Can an aging corporation’s adventures in fundamental physics research open a new era of unimaginably powerful computers?

Should Industrial Robots Be Able to Hurt Their Human Coworkers?

Standards bodies are wrestling with the impact of accidental robot strikes.

Town Built for Driverless Cars

Tricky intersections and rogue mechanical pedestrians will provide a testing area for automated and connected cars.

Confessional in the Palm of Your Hand

Sure, people say some nasty things in anonymous apps, but the good far outweighs the bad.