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Microsoft's Plan to Bring About the Era of Gesture Control

Apple might have made the touch screen ubiquitous, but Microsoft thinks hands-free interfaces will be just as big.

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.

A Chip for Longer-Lasting Wearable Computers

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

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.

Despite the Latest Creaks, the Internet Isn’t Close to Breaking

The complexity of the Internet is overwhelming some older routers, but these systems can easily be upgraded.

Seven Over 70

To complement our list of young innovators, here are several who have been at it for decades.

Q&A: Former NSA Deputy Director John C. Inglis

The NSA’s deputy director at the time of the Snowden leaks argues that it makes sense for the agency to simultaneously aim to compromise and improve online security.

A Chinese Internet Giant Starts to Dream

Baidu is a fixture of online life in China, but it wants to become a global power. Can one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence researchers help it challenge Silicon Valley’s biggest companies?

This Company Thinks Your Car Wants Google Glass

A heads-up display could be safer than glancing at your smartphone while driving—but some features may be more distracting than others.

The Amazon Fire’s Fanciest Features Fail to Impress

The Amazon Fire Phone tries hard to impress but often ends up just being annoying.