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Google Announces Sub- $100 Smartphone

A new line of smartphones designed by Google could spread Internet access more widely in poor regions of the world.

A Search Engine for the Era of Apps

A new kind of search engine will make it possible to search inside the apps on your phone.

Thermal Camera Turns Many Things into Interactive Surfaces

Could heat-tracking be the key to interacting with wearable computers?

Digital Summit: Facebook Puts Its Apps on a Data Diet as Part of a Global Internet Campaign

Many leading apps consume too much data to be viable in parts of the world where data is expensive, says Facebook.

My Life, Logged

If a device could capture every moment in life for your easy recall later, would you want it to? There are plenty of things I’d rather forget.

Digital Summit: Wearable Computers Mean the End of Apps and Ads

As electronics get more personal, some fixtures of earlier eras of computing may feel inappropriate.

Digital Summit: First Emotion-Reading Apps for Kids with Autism

Software meant to help people interpret emotions will soon be available in several apps.

Digital Summit: Internet of Things? Think of It as the Internet of Stuff.

It’s a way to connect all different kinds of items, says Intel’s Genevieve Bell.

A Simple Plan to Impede the NSA Is Taking Hold

More e-mail providers are using encryption, meaning messages can’t be intercepted and read by the NSA or hackers.

Imposing Security

Computer programmers won't stop making dangerous errors on their own. It's time they adopted an idea that makes the physical world safer.