Within five years, IBM's smartphone will hear, see, smell, taste, and…

At the end of each year, IBM Research lists "innovations that will change our lives in the next five years." This year's "IBM 5 in 5" is particularly intriguing in that their braintrust is heralding the age of "cognitive computing" — a technological era in which computers and handheld devices can better approximate and even … » 12/18/12 2:55pm 12/18/12 2:55pm

The Dark Future of Phone Jamming

Phone jamming is about to get political. Everyone from police to governments are using simple devices that prevent people from making calls or texting in certain areas — and they're doing it to control the flow of information. Let's take a look at these devices, their legality and current uses. Then we'll look at how… » 4/05/12 7:00am 4/05/12 7:00am