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Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people 'gorillas'

The search giant is under fire after its Photo app offensively mislabeled user's photos. It points to another challenge Silicon Valley companies have to face when developing next-gen tech: sensitivity.

By July 1, 2015


Most memorable 'Game of Thrones' faces, according to algorithm (pictures)

MIT applied its special algorithm that can predict how memorable faces in images will be to determine the "Game of Thrones" characters most likely to stick in your head.

12 Images By June 13, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Algorithms aplenty, wearables for you, robots for rover

In the last week, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists have bet on a future where dogs are gamers and on-demand is in.

By June 12, 2015


Quality grilled cheese delivered, thanks to algorithms

The Melt, founded by the Flip Camera's creator, invents a smart delivery box that can keep your sandwich fresh for 30 minutes. Thank tech for your lunch.

By July 28, 2014


Why Silicon Valley believes robo-advisers can save investors from themselves

Startups are making it cheap to invest like the super rich do. They say computers can manage money better and at a lower cost than emotional, irrational humans.

By September 21, 2015


New algorithms speed secure communications for Chrome on Android

Security is a constant cat-and-mouse game, and Google is promoting new algorithms that combine stronger security with faster performance to keep attackers at bay.

By April 25, 2014


Music and technology: The triumph of the human ear

Great artists deserve your attention. Technology can help.

By July 15, 2015


The adorable algorithm that writes your Craigslist personal ad for you

Collective Love wants to take the pain out of finding the perfect casual encounter -- or, at least, the drudgery.

By March 31, 2014


iOS app Kite brings a new way to get and share the news

Part mobile browser and part social network, Kite lets you read and share news on your iPhone or iPad.

By June 17, 2015


Google exec: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

Technically Incorrect: We'll be connecting our brains directly with the cloud, says the renowned Google futurist Ray Kurzweil.

By June 4, 2015