In his new book, Nate Silver writes that a glitch in IBM's chess terminator may have spooked Garry Kasparov in his famous 1997 loss. But he was more likely psyched out by its surprising brilliance.
A look at the latest polling data gives more credence to the theory that cell phone users generally favor Barack Obama over John McCain.
The myElections U.S. Election 2008 application builds out a possible electoral outcome based on the preferences of its users.
Why site managers expect their servers to run flawlessly under load is beyond me.
Huffington Post co-founder responds to attack by executive editor of The New York Times over accusations of "idea aggregation."
It was a year that brought us the futuristic Google Glass and an irate Ira Glass, messed-up maps and a picture-perfect Mars mission, Windows 8 and Apple-Samsung hate. Here's how we heard it.
Known as a superstar statistician whose blog gave Democrats daily data that calmed them down last fall, Silver was the keynote speaker at SXSWi Sunday. Afterward, he spoke to CNET News.
Everyone has something to say about Tuesday night's election on microblogging service Twitter. Here are some of CNET News' choice picks.
This is the first year that you can realistically watch the election entirely online. Read on for our recommendations of what sites to visit on Election Day.
With the conventions coming up, here are some candidate information sources to get you the real facts.