Popular Science - Technology
5 Unnecessarily High-Tech Ways To Order A Pizza
If history has shown us one thing, it''s that the killer app for all new technologies is being able to use them to order a pizza.
Google''s Knowledge Vault Helps Rank Sites By Accuracy
Google researchers have come up with a way to judge websites by their factual accuracy instead of just their popularity.
Video Game Trains Eyes To Work Better Together
Physicians and video game developers have teamed up to help treat a common ocular condition.
Putting Sensors In Bridges And Tunnels Could Make Their Walls Talk
Trying to get a building to tell you how it's feeling is, well, like talking to a brick wall. But it doesn't have to be that way. Researchers with the GENESI project want…
FREAK: Today, Web Users Feel The Impact Of ''90s Regulators'' Stupidity
Thanks to a ''90s-era political decision, we''re now getting bitten by a security flaw in many popular web browsers.
These Glasses Block Cameras From Recognizing Your Face
A popular maker of antivirus software has produced a concept pair of glasses to thwart facial recognition in order to spark a conversation about privacy.
Apple Pay Being Hit By A Surprising Amount Of Fraud
Apple Pay was supposed to increase the security of our credit card transactions, but it turns out it''s also provided an opportunity for fraudsters.
In Japan, A Funeral For Robot Dogs
Sony made the Aibo virtual home companion for seven years. For a piece of consumer technology, that's an eternity, but even by the truncated standards of a dog's lifespan…
From The Archives: Designing Products For Aliens
In the October 1952 issue of Popular Science, we wrote about the fascinating, but strange, project spearheaded by 20 MIT students. They were tasked with designing new…