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States and Cities Keep the Battle for Net Neutrality Alive

States are starting to make good on their promises to fight for net neutrality in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to jettison rules that banned broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against internet content. On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order effectively barring state …

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Behind Apple’s new campaign: One Night on iPhone 7

“South Africa, especially Johannesburg might look quiet at night, but actually, beneath it there is so much energy, color and life,” said Bleda. “For me, the freedom iPhone photography gives is quite amazing. It offers the photographer access to so many apps like Slow Shutter Cam, one of my favorites. …

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Artificial Intelligence Seeks An Ethical Conscience

Leading artificial-intelligence researchers gathered this week for the prestigious Neural Information Processing Systems conference have a new topic on their agenda. Alongside the usual cutting-edge research, panel discussions, and socializing: concern about AI’s power. The issue was crystallized in a keynote from Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford Tuesday. The conference, which …

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AI Can Help Apple Watch Predict High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea

The world’s most valuable company crammed a lot into the tablespoon-sized volume of an Apple Watch. There’s GPS, a heart-rate sensor, cellular connectivity, and computing resources that not long ago would have filled a desk-dwelling beige box. The wonder gadget doesn’t have a sphygmomanometer for measuring blood pressure or polysomnographic …

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