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Why We Can't Solve Big Problems

Has technology failed us?

Hackers Are Homing in on Hospitals

Computer criminals are increasingly capturing valuable information stored on hospital computer networks.

A Dating Site for Algorithms

A startup called Algorithmia wants to connect underused algorithms with those who want to make sense of data.

Massive Internet Outage Points to Flaws in Policy and Technology

Time Warner Cable’s 11.4-million-customer broadband blackout was one of the largest to affect U.S. customers.

Hidden Obstacles for Google’s Self-Driving Cars

Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google’s quest for automated driving.

A Chip for Longer-Lasting Wearable Computers

Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.

Furniture Shopping with Augmented Reality

Startup Vizera makes a projector that adds realistic-looking surfaces to actual objects, making for a new kind of shopping experience.

A Headset Meant to Make Augmented Reality Less of a Gimmick

A novel optical technique could overlay virtual imagery on the real world through a compact pair of glasses.

How Much Is Your Privacy Worth?

Despite the outcry over government and corporate snooping, some people allow themselves to be monitored for money or rewards.

A Startup Hopes to Teach Computers to Spot Tumors in Medical Scans

Enlitic wants to make medicine smarter and faster with machine learning.

Wireless Power for Minuscule Medical Implants

A novel way of powering implanted devices could enable new ways to control appetite, regulate insulin, and treat brain injuries.