Toronto's 'smart city' needs to address privacy and equity

Being smart about smart cities.

Researchers use AI to track whale songs in a sea of noise

Machine learning is helping researchers even as the whales' songs evolve.

US Library of Congress has 500 million digital items. Jer Thorp was turned loose in the digital stacks

Canadian artist turned the vast online collection into a serendipitous discovery machine.

Building a made-in-Canada solution to harmful online hate

Researchers say Canada needs a national approach to online hate speech.

Canadian cities are letting riders order buses from their phones

Bus-on-demand pilot projects are the latest in public transit.


Smart cities, serendipitous discovery, whale songs, and more.

That old smartphone in your drawer could help visually impaired people

'Phone it Forward' tackles the accessibility divide.

'Predictive policing': Considering the ethics of AI

As policing technology advances, there's an urgent need for ethical guidelines.

Is car ownership losing its allure? How technology is driving people toward alternatives

From on-demand chauffeurs to vehicle subscriptions to renting your neighbour’s car, the options for getting from point A to point B are more plentiful than ever before. So what does this mean for the traditional travel methods?

Internet freedom is declining for 8th straight year, says NGO report

Freedom on the internet has declined for the eighth consecutive year around the world,according to a new report issued by Freedom House, a human-rights NGO based in Washington, DC.

Piano Genie lets you play piano — even if you don't know how

What this piano-composing program teaches us about the future of AI.


The future of car ownership, a piano for everyone, and the decline of internet freedom.

The world's largest e-waste dump is also home to a vibrant community

'When you first come there, it looks like an apocalyptic place.' Meet the people who live and work in 'Sodom.'

Ahead of important midterm elections, U.S. voting system still vulnerable to hacking

'It ought to be a national embarrassment.' Computer science professor J. Alex Halderman has hacked into electronic voting machines in front of the U.S. Congress to show how they're vulnerable to tampering.

Bad algorithms are making racist decisions

"Digital redlining" is often unintentional, but the impact is real

Ahead of important elections, U.S. voting system is still vulnerable to hacking

With the U.S. midterms around the corner, and increasing concerns of hacking making headlines, J. Alex Halderman worries that government officials are not concerned enough about how vulnerable electronic voting machines are to hacking and tampering.

MIT experiment let internet users control a human

Would you let random strangers tell you what to do over the internet? Then this game is for you!

The world's largest e-waste dump is also home to a vibrant community

Meet the people who live and work in "Sodom"


Digital redlining, election security, internet controlled humans, and more.

Move over Kardashians: Meet the new 'influencers' on Instagram

Instagram ads are making money — for the platform and its young users.

Move over Kardashians: Meet the new 'influencers' on Instagram

Instagram ads are making money — for the platform and its young users.

As Wired magazine turns 25, we remember when email was fun

We've come a long way from the Apple Newton.

Restaurants have strict standards to protect customers. Tech platforms don't

Should social media companies be obligated to put your interests first.


Instagram is becoming an advertising giant, the responsibilities of platforms, and 25 years of Wired magazine.

The digital divide leaves more Canadians offline than you think

Location and income shape digital literacy.