A look back at the worst new inventions of the last year.
Google's new AI robot is the first to hold a semi-intelligible, spontaneous conversation. Its responses so far are oddly poetic.
Using kit purchased on the internet for £60, trend-setters are perking up their brains with low-level blasts of electricity. Lucy Jones tries it out.
“We wanted to draw attention to the different realities of women’s rights within Europe – how different life can be for women just a few hundred metres apart.”
DuckDuckGo, a browser which doesn't track your online activity, has increased its traffic six-fold since the Snowden revelations.
A British company has introduced an emoji-based passcode system. But is it a gimmick or a sign of things to come?
Companies must manage their own risks. Digital security can’t be an issue for the IT department alone: it’s an issue for the boardroom, too, writes Paymaster General Francis Maude.
From Bansky to Martin Bell, Kembrew McLeod's Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World shows how pranks shake things up.
The codebreaker, Alan Turing, received a posthumous royal pardon in December 2013. But now his relatives are campaigning for the pardon to be extended to all gay men convicted under gross indecency laws.
It's becoming more and more common for everyday appliances to have features we don't expect, and the implications for privacy and freedom can be surprisingly profound. We should be sure we know what we're buying into.
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