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Amazon Wants Its Home Robot to Anticipate Your Every Need

The cutesy robot called Astro doesn’t do much now, but the company says it’s a step toward machines that understand your habits.

Di Will Knight – Leggi l’originale

The Quest to Find Twitter’s Elusive Bot Team

The social media platform’s process for moderating spam, including bots, has been mired in secrecy—until now.

Di Morgan Meaker – Leggi l’originale

Tech Companies Are Reconsidering an Old Enemy

Nobody likes being asked to wait, but recent political history has shown that a completely frictionless internet has its own dangers.

Di Yasmin Green – Leggi l’originale

I Love Twitter Bots and I Cannot Lie

Don’t judge a bot by the troll farms—some make the internet a weirder and more wonderful place.

Di Caroline Sinders – Leggi l’originale

The Unlikely Cure for Burnout? A Second Job

“Overemployment” sounds like more of the same old grind, but its underlying philosophy is critical of work.

Di Fadeke Adegbuyi – Leggi l’originale

Brazil’s Far Right Plots Its Own January 6

Extreme content is spreading rapidly on social networks in Brazil, sparking fears of a violent uprising.

Di Vittoria Elliott – Leggi l’originale

This Student’s Side Project Will Help Decide Musk vs. Twitter

In the battle over Twitter’s future, the number of bots on the platform is a key issue. Problem is, nobody knows how to count them.

Di Morgan Meaker – Leggi l’originale

The Secret Microscope That Sparked a Scientific Revolution

How a Dutch fabric seller made the most powerful magnifying lens of his time—and of the next 150 years—and became the first person ever to see a microorganism.

Di Cody Cassidy – Leggi l’originale

A Sprawling Bot Network Used Fake Porn to Fool Facebook

An orchestrated attack went after an independent news website and harvested swathes of Facebook user data. And nobody can stop it.

Di Vittoria Elliott – Leggi l’originale

Why Therapy Is Broken

Everyone is telling one another to “get help,” but few acknowledge that the practice is often flawed.

Di Eleanor Cummins – Leggi l’originale