Satirical short film turns smartphone addiction into body horror

Yale loves his smartphone for the same reason he loves sex: it makes him feel connected and provides him with constant validation. But in Todd Strauss-Schulson's NSFW short film Valibation, Yale gets a little closer to his smartphone than he would like—and he's going to have to re-learn how to be alone. » 3/02/13 9:00am 3/02/13 9:00am

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… » 12/18/12 2:55pm 12/18/12 2:55pm