Big data

Big data

Meet the Farm Hackers Working to Make Growing Food More Efficient

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are working out ways to make the farm of the future as efficient as possible.
Samantha Cole
1.6.17
privacy

The Hidden Power of the Privacy Policy, the Text We All Ignore

The recent saga Evernote faced with its privacy policy proves the document’s necessity. But did you know there’s no single federal law mandating its use?
Ernie Smith
12.19.16
News

Twitch Commenters Talk About Games on Men’s Streams, 'Boobs' on Women’s

A new study quantifies Twitch's sexism problem.
Jordan Pearson
11.23.16
Technology

How Companies Are Using Technology to Make Workers 'Happy' in Their Crappy Jobs

Call center jobs are about to get a lot "friendlier," and maybe a lot more creepy too.
Mark Mann
9.5.16
Cancer

Analyzing Bing Searches Could Predict a Cancer Diagnosis, Study Finds

And potentially warn individual users that they should talk to a doctor.
Steve Huff
6.12.16
Social Media

Harper Reed, Obama's Former CTO, Says Data Isn't Everything

Motherboard spoke to Reed at The Next Web conference in Amsterdam.
Wester van Gaal
5.27.16
Music

Researchers Are Digitizing Ancient Monk Chants Into a Massive Database

“The medieval memory was fabulous for a lot of reasons and this is just another example.”
Becky Ferreira
5.20.16
beef

The Internet of Cows Is Real

Cloud computing meets animal husbandry.
Michael Byrne
4.10.16
Big data

Satellite Imagery Reveals that Tiger Populations Could Double by 2022

It’s never been easier to monitor the health of wild tiger habitats online.
Becky Ferreira
4.2.16
Twitter

What Twitter Avatars Tell Us About Trump and Clinton Supporters

Follow Trump or Clinton on Twitter? These researchers might’ve analyzed your face.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.20.16
Power

How Corporations Will Use Artificial Empathy to Sell Us More Shit

Facial tics will help streamline marketing in our future consumerist dystopia.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.20.16
Twitter

Twitter's New Timeline Isn't About Usability, It's About Tracking Your Behavior

Twitter's algorithm turns your timeline into an experiment and the test subject is you.
Vijith Assar
2.29.16