Audio chatrooms like Clubhouse have become the hot new media by tapping into the age-old appeal of the human voice
Social media platform Clubhouse is a buzzy Silicon Valley darling, but its core attribute – audio chat – is unlikely to be a flash in the pan.
Feb. 25, 2021 • ~9 min
How Apple and Google let your phone warn you if you've been exposed to the coronavirus while protecting your privacy
Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible to track when people have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus. The right cryptography scheme keeps alerts about exposures private.
Feb. 12, 2021 • ~11 min
People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~9 min
The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus can
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
From step counters and active video games to apps for exercisers and tech-enabled gear, there are a lot of ways to combine your workouts with your digital life.
Jan. 7, 2021 • ~9 min
New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~5 min •
A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Download rates have been disappointing and people aren't following self-isolation warnings.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
How We Feel app lays groundwork to use big data to understand and predict coronavirus infection.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~9 min