Big data

Australia

When the Robots Steal Your Job, You Can Be an 'Online Chaperone'

While some jobs will become extinct, a host of others will be created in their wake.
Emiko Jozuka
2.26.16
Internet

Researchers Set a New Data Transfer Record: 1.125 Tb/Second

It bodes well for data transfer between cities and the digital economy.
Emiko Jozuka
2.11.16
Features

​How Uber Profits Even While Its Drivers Aren't Earning Money

Drivers say the data they generate for Uber—even when they don't have passengers—contain value that they're not being compensated for
Jay Cassano
2.2.16
Terraform

The End of Big Data

It's the world after personal data: all identifying information is illegal. No servers, no search records, no social, no surveillance. A pair of satellites, circling the planet, make sure the data centers are turned off—and stay off.
James Bridle
1.28.16
short circuit

Ford and IBM Are Working on an App That Will Track Open Parking Spots

Parking Spotter is just one of Ford’s joint projects with IBM.
Rachel Pick
1.11.16
terrorism

Algorithms Claim to Hunt Terrorists While Protecting the Privacy of Others

Researchers propose an alternative to the "all or nothing" approach to privacy.
Michael Byrne
1.11.16
Interview

Weird Twitter Leaves Irony Behind on Instagram

How an MIT grad student is curing Internet comedy’s irony addiction.
Miles Raymer
12.5.15
Pokemon

Play this Game: Is It a Pokémon or Big Data?

You'll be surprised how often you can't tell.
Clinton Nguyen
11.25.15
rap

Rap Tracks Written by Algorithms May End Up Not Being Anything to Fuck With

In a fusion of something cool with something very square, Big Data has entered the realm of Biggie Smalls.
Ben Richmond
11.6.15
Photos

Meet the Data Scientist Revealing How Big China's 'Ghost Cities' Really Are

Baidu is revealing the truth about China's emptiest cities.
Jordan Pearson
11.4.15
uk

Europe’s Largest Data Observatory Turns Big Data into Big Images

Because humans are good at recognising patterns in images.
Emiko Jozuka
11.3.15
Internet

Nine Out of Ten of the Internet’s Top Websites Are Leaking Your Data

New research has quantified the "privacy compromising mechanisms" on the one million most-visited websites, and they're everywhere. Guess who's responsible for most of them?
Brian Merchant
11.2.15