Big data, big problems: How Strava's heat map uncovers military bases
Strava's online exercise-tracking map unwittingly reveals remote military outposts — and even the identities of soldiers based there. The situation shows how data collection can lead to unintended consequences.
In celebration of the MLB All-Star Game, NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine shares views of the cities with MLB baseball stadiums as captured by astronauts on the International Space Station, located 250 miles above Earth.
At a Beijing supermarket, customers don't need a card to checkout. Instead, a camera scans their faces and matches it to a sales account. After entering a mobile phone number to charge the online account, the transaction is complete.
The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars' thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future.
What makes you tick, who you know, where you go, even where you might end up. The information you share in your profile is a snippet of what Facebook and its partners really know about you. Kevin Roose, a technology columnist for The Times, explains.
Footage released by police in Tempe, Arizona, shows the moment a female pedestrian pushing her bicycle was knocked down by a self-driving Uber car on Sunday, March 18. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, later died in hospital from her injuri
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, in which data from over 50 million Facebook profiles was secretly scraped and mined for voter insights, many Facebook users have decided to delete their accounts — but untangling yourself from a site
Cue, a robot who has created by Toyota and perfected its skills through artificial intelligence, demonstrated its shooting ability against two human opponents — Seiya Ando and Zack Baranski — who play for Alvark. Over ten shots, Ando and Baranski
Software engineer Tal Goldfus was creeped out by his Amazon Alexa device when it started laughing unprompted while he was having a conversation. Goldfus then asked Alexa to replay the sound and captured it on video. Goldfus shared the video on Twi
What do we do when a drill on NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover stops working reliably…and it's located about 140 million miles from Earth? Improvise! See how NASA engineers have devised a workaround and tested it for the first time on the Red Planet.