Cyber-crime knows know borders, so nor should our defences.
Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. This is why you shouldn't.
What both the interwar topographers and the situationists recognised was the transformative potential of large numbers of people regularly stepping outside the matrix, taking to the streets and walking, becoming active participants rather than passive spe
If a bunch of freaky-looking extraterrestrials actually made contact with us, I think that might blow a few minds. Can you imagine the reality show? ‘What happens when this Kansas family befriends a sassy Uranian? Here Comes Beezeltron XV14.’
The biggest known star in the universe is about to blow. This kind of thing doesn't happen every day - and when it does, something extremely interesting usually happens.
The RoboRoach will be marketed to US kids from November. It has always seemed mystifying that researchers struggle to see the thorny side of their technologies.
After selling the company he co-founded in 2008 for $850million, Michael Birch bought it back this year for just $1m - but is it too late to save Bebo?
It's a lot easier to stop advertisers tracking your browsing habits online than it is to stop people sniffing out your smartphone's location.
2013 TV135 is meant to be a 410m space rock of death, but it's OK - there's a 99.998% chance it'll miss us.
The robots may be taking our jobs - even making our coffee - but that doesn't mean we'll be fond of them.
Ovshinsky created a hatful of world-changing innovations, many of which threatened the dominance of America’s great new invention: the transistor. US corporate interests rubbished his work and he ended up licensing his technologies to a few small Japanese
While there are benefits to higher global temperatures, they are vastly outweighed by the costs to human life.
Releasing delicate information with big black bars all over it has kept secrets safe for years - but not for much longer, maybe.
A group calling themselves The Avengers were a bit like the Yelp of buying acid online.
A hitherto unforeseen side effect of headsets like Google Glass could be Uri Geller-like powers.
Scientists have discovered a preserved mosquito like the one from that dinosaur film for the first time, but alas, dino-cloning will still be impossible.
Now that Silk Road has closed without any discernible damage to Bitcoin's value, maybe we can accept it's here to stay.
Whether we’re trying to find out where it came from, or how to siphon off some of its energy, grappling with the moon is harder than it looks.
For years, a large data aggregator has quietly, behind the scenes, been gathering your information—as one writer put it “mapping the consumer genome.” Some saw this as rather ominous; others as just curious. But it was, for all of us, mysterious. Until no
When it comes to death, science is part of the problem as well as part of the solution. Deepening our understanding of the body’s processes and learning how to keep them going longer has complicated and obfuscated the end of life.
The appropriately named kisspeptin was discovered by accident, and has some surprising effects.
The Tories have always had disdain for scientific evidence - and the situation is getting worse.
Rather than mimicking Apple or Samsung smartphones in North America and Europe, Nokia should look through its archives - and to its success in Africa - for inspiration.
Hugh Loebner is offering researchers $100,000 to develop a computer that thinks like a human. But is that really the best use of artificial intelligence?
'Papers, Please' is an oddly compelling and thought-provoking triumph.
The virtual worlds of video games hold lessons for the real one. We could learn a lot about how to organise our politics by studying the best video games grounded in democracy, writes Simon Parkin.
There's a copyright in playlists, argues the dance music label, and Alex Hern agrees.
A new service for twitter lets you add a snapchat-like timer to tweets. Is this what we need to get people to take privacy seriously, asks Siraj Datoo?
The secret target of Apple's new iOS releases is developers. But that doesn't mean users don't get benefits.
A prominent futurist has predicted that in just forty years, we'll be able to produce anything from the basic building-blocks of matter itself.