media and technology
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.
Digital clones: coming to a hologram near you
What are the ethics of creating life-like images of human forms?
Do citizens have the right to control their data on the web?
Europe and America prepare to regulate the use of big data.
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.
Facebook’s ‘look back’ is marketing in mufti
It's designed to make us think that the product is an essential part of everyday life.
Swimming against the click-stream
The editor-in-chief of Stratfor explains how the media ecosystem works.
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.
The sinner repents?
A warts-and-all tale of one of Britain's legendary spin-doctors, Damian McBride, the press officer to Gordon Brown.
The pick of 2013
Read. Reread. Comment. Share. Enjoy. Holiday reading at its best!
The internet after Snowden: what now?
How can private citizens protect their privacy if intelligence agencies are able to track on-line activity of "anyone, anywhere, anytime"?
Don’t read over his shoulder. It’s basic cell phone etiquette
The boundary between public and private is getting fuzzy
Lessons from Sandy Hook
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.
Is the dream of free online university education fading?
The head of the biggest online education provider now says that it is a "lousy product".
Safe in our cyber silos
Social media were supposed to open us to a larger world, but are they closing our minds?
Twitter feeds a new journalism
Love it or loathe it, Twitter has transformed the way news is gathered and consumed.
Is Edward Snowden an enemy of the people?
Official propaganda is alive and well and busy intimidating truth-tellers, says an expert on the subject.
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.
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