Computer Science

Computers Can Now Automatically Stereotype 'Hipsters' and 'Bikers'

Scientists have trained algorithms to determine your "urban tribe" from your online photos.

The Power of Teaching Girls to Code

A growing summer camp is giving young women the skills they need to get high-paying tech jobs, before they've even graduated from high school.

Can Twitter Predict Where You'll Get Food Poisoning?

A new system tracks food illness by parsing mountains of geo-tagged data.

Commuter Hack of the Day: Help Out Researchers While You Wait for the Bus

Those digital screens at bus shelters can be used for crowd-sourced academic research.

3 Next-Gen Apps for the Stressed-Out Urbanite

Too busy to worry about little things like "health" or "pedestrian safety"? Your smartphone is on it.