impact of technology
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.
The perils of multitasking
Distraction can literally be deadly.
Facing up to Facebook bullying
European research shows that parents are the key to kids' sane use of social media.
Happy birthday to Google, the teenager that runs the world
By the time you were 15, had you become a verb?
Data mining is a risky business
Remember: the bad guys can fight back by manipulating the algorithms.
Will your kids suffer from digital dementia?
Can young brains withstand six or seven hours a day in front of computer screens?
The slow death of a pseudo-discipline
Enthusiasm for neuro-everything seems to be waning in the light of evidence that brain scans don't tell us very much.
Gathering private information online is abuse of state power
We urgently need a debate on the right of Big Government to trawl through Big Data.
Let’s print some guns
Dedicated libertarians want to use 3-D printer technology to make guns that kill people.
How to cope with cyber-bullying
Parents who would never allow their children to drive without lessons give them mobile phones and hope for the best. Good luck to them!
I am no friend of a networking site that leaves me unprotected from offensive ads and posts.
Safety in social media comes down to lifestyles
The quality of family relationships is a key to safety on social networking sites, according to new research from Europe.
Leveson is all about politics
Forget the arguments about the finer points of media regulation. This is all about old-fashioned hard-ball politics.
Barefoot power lights up rural Africa
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.
Curiosity kills the sceptics
Dropping a robot vehicle on the surface of Mars was "an unprecedented feat of technology that will stand as a point of national pride far into the future," said President Obama. He's right.
This is not an article
The surrealist painter Henri Magritte anticipated our immersion in the unreal world of the internet.
The joy of music
The Piano Guys have pooled their talents to create some of the nicest music videos you will find in cyberspace.
eU: education goes online
Some of America's best-known universities are trying to leverage their prestige by offering on-line course by leading academics.
What’s behind our girl-harming culture?
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.
Protecting children online
Opt-in filtering for porn would be a great help to parents. Why should it be so difficult?
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