impact of technology
I compute your pain
Emotion-sensing face-recognition software could transform marketing.
The password you can never change
The brave new world of facial recognition technology.
Was bureaucratic wrangling behind the fatal Philadelphia derailment?
The train lacked a new control system.
Only Apple’s magic could sell its vastly overpriced watches
The cheapest watch costs $499 (in Australia). A competitor costs $89. Why?
A bridge too close
The day our author almost became a statistic.
Email overload: time for a human solution
Email providers have a vested interest in the growing burden of the digital messages.
Will remote car hacking stop before it starts?
Car manufacturers all over the world are preparing for the day when hackers can get control of networked cars.
Childhood 2.0 is a little buggy
Toddlers teach parents how bad their online habits are for family life.
Space flight will always be a risky business
A failure rate of 5 percent may not be a great advertisement for space tourism.
Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.
The Nobel limelight: literary fame wasn’t always so fleeting
Today it is celebrity lite -- people are interested in success stories, not the writer's output.
The ultimate in reality TV
A Dutch group is seriously organising one-way expeditions to Mars. Is that ethical?
Left to their own devices?
Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school.
All wired up: the contraceptive chip
The Gates Foundation has funded an implantable device which can be controlled remotely.
The robot says you flunked
Let's hope that people who say there's no difference between machines and people don't end up running the machines.
Radio Shack: thanks for all the memories
One of America's greatest engineering schools is fading away.
You can’t see the doctor: he’s checking boxes right now
Imposing the heavy hand of the Federal government is not the way to enforce uniform standards.
The cloudy future
The big technology companies are forcing us into the Cloud, whether we like it or not.
Bored? Don’t worry, it might be the start of something brilliant
Boredom has a purpose - it signals that you are searching for new goals.
Lessons from Sandy Hook
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.
The prophet of Silicon Valley
One of the tech industry's most revered figures is a leading light in the transhumanist movement.
In praise of honest work
If we believed in the honour of work, employment would take care of itself.
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