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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.

Mobile Gadgets That Connect to Wi-Fi without a Battery

Simple devices that can link up via Wi-Fi but don’t need batteries could make it easier to spread computing throughout your home.

Using Your Ear to Track Your Heart

Although smart watches and fitness bands are proliferating on wrists, there could be an even better spot on the body for wearable tech.

LCD Hacking Trick Could Make Virtual Reality More Real

Stacking components from two LCD panels more than doubles the pixel density of a video display.

Will Virtual Reality Reshape Documentary Journalism?

One documentary filmmaker believes an immersive experience will make a more lasting impression on audiences.

Smart Home Devices Need to Get a Lot Smarter

Imagine a dishwasher that requires a username and password. Smart homes will require unprecedented effort to ensure not just security but also usability.

Fake Followers for Hire, and How to Spot Them

It’s possible to buy a good reputation on the Internet for a modest price, but some are trying to put an end to that.