Social scientists and health officials are concerned that their dropping survey response rates are negatively impacting research and services. Ironically, they place the blame on the proliferation of marketing surveys.
Researchers have launched a project that will figure out how to get the sensors we carry (or will carry) on our bodies to talk to each other, creating "cooperative interpersonal networks" that relay a wide range of data.
While other European countries are up in arms over what they say are Google's invasions of privacy, Lithuania is using Street View to uncover and go after citizens with unreported taxable assets, such as buildings and cars.
What makes a meme useful and what makes it actionable is when you cluster multiple things that look similar together and you begin to analyze the patterns and you begin to quantify it.
Minneapolis-based Miinome is still getting off the ground, but once it does it could become the world's first "member-controlled human genetic marketplace."
German carmaker Daimler has announced plans to put QR code stickers on its Mercedes-Benz vehicles, providing emergency personnel with valuable information that can be accessed via a smartphone at the scene.
With the launch of the mobile platform UberAds, advertisers will be able to use a potential customer's publicly-available data -- including their GPS location -- to deliver extremely specific promotions.
A study of participant data from the citizen science project GLOBE at Night shows that on average, people's observations of artificial night sky brightness were surprisingly accurate compared with satellites.
Scientists at USC believe "Ellie," a combination of sensors and software, could possibly revolutionize talk therapy by giving human therapists information on patient biometrics.
“I believe the children are our future.” Never has a more brazen tautology graced the opening line of a Top 40 song. But when Whitney Houston popularized these words in her 1986 hit, she gave voice to an orientation that seems to be in retreat today. For Douglas Rushkoff, author of a new ...
New software titled Cara ("Face" in Spanish) can turn any camera into an intelligent eye that analyzes and produces anonymous data on who it sees.
There may be fewer of them in the future: Half of the people surveyed for a new report said they would prefer to buy their next car from a machine rather than from a human.
One software developer is doing just that, via a Kickstarter campaign offering digital footprints of various sizes for as little as US$2.
New research shows that people presented with an indicator showing the strength of their password created stronger passwords that were also memorable. However, the evaluation method itself is flawed.
One of the country's leading service providers has announced plans to apply the same kinds of data access limits to its Internet customers as it does to mobile users.