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.
The more time and effort we spend keeping on top of ever-changing applications and struggling to swim through gluts of information, the less productive they are at work.
The retail giant was unstoppable – until this year. What happened?
The co-founder of PayPal, Facebook board member and hugely successful venture capitalist is disappointed in the future. He doesn’t think we’re ambitious enough.
From Arthur C Clarke’s “Extra Terrestrial Relays” (now called satellites) to H G Wells’ “ironclads” (tanks), science fiction writers have form when it comes to pre-empting the future of technology.
Tim Berners-Lee has publicly called for programmers to develop better, more user-friendly cryptography. That way, he says, we can all get back to living private lives again.
An extract from What If? Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall Munroe, the creator of the wonderful web comic xkcd.
Apple's cloud backup service, iCloud, has emerged as a likely weak link in the leaking of personal photographs of celebrities this week - but with online security, there are many possible ways for sensitive personal information to leak.
Neo-Luddism began to emerge in the postwar period. First after the emergence of nuclear weapons, and secondly when it became apparent new computer technologies had the power to change our lives completely.
The only genuinely sustainable approach to tech products is to design them in ways that decrease people's reliance on technology.
It's easier than ever to experience surge pricing.
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An Israeli start-up backed by predictive-keyboard-pioneer SwiftKey is offering hope for severely disabled individuals.
Google just launched their prototype smartglasses in the UK, two years after they hit the US.
The first purchase orders have been made for the Skunk Riot Control Copter, a terrifying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with paintballs, pepper spray and blinding flashlights.
New app Yo takes our phobia of interaction to a new level – digital communication is now bored of words.
What the launch of Amazon’s smartphone tells us about the company’s future strategy.
The British are infamous for struggling with languages. At every level above primary school, dwindling numbers of students are choosing to study foreign languages. Innovative new apps may be set to change all that.
Do androids dream of electric Kant?
Barack Obama is the president of the United States of America and neither he (nor his image) is supposed to be used to endorse a product.
"Our debate about distraction has hinged on the assumption that the feelings of anxiety and personal insecurity that we experience when interacting with social media are the natural price we pay for living in what some technology pundits call 'the attention economy'."
Politicians no longer change the world, technology does. Even as wealth has become more concentrated, power has become more dispersed.
An emerging field of research is making it easier to track perpetrators by looking at the way they use language when they chat.
Technology now lets you spy on your kids all the time. This is why you shouldn't.
Is it time to reappraise the idea that Apple is incapable of innovation in the post Jobs era?
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.
The robots may be taking our jobs - even making our coffee - but that doesn't mean we'll be fond of them.
A hitherto unforeseen side effect of headsets like Google Glass could be Uri Geller-like powers.
Everything around us nowadays seems to hearken to the past. Soon, all human psyches will retain as decorative features the individualism and the individual memories that were once functional attributes.