media and technology
Confronting the dark side of the internet
Liberty without responsibility is a recipe for chaos, says an Israeli academic.
Best of enemies
A documentary about the 1968 debate between William F. Buckley Jr and Gore Vidal reveals a lot about the media.
Tianjin tragedy: a painful lesson
Can we expect this horrific disaster to lead to any improvements in safety?
Kowtowing to Planned Parenthood
What has happened to the crusading zeal of the New York Times?
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.
IS radicalises Western youth via the internet? It’s not that simple
For some youth, it could be a search for meaning in their lives.
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.
Trolling the Gettysburg Address
What reception would the greatest speech in American history have had on the internet?
Email overload: time for a human solution
Email providers have a vested interest in the growing burden of the digital messages.
Twitter is the new Colosseum
Few victims survive the onslaught. Ask Justine Sacco.
Hey, gamers, try the ultimate video game, ISIS
Why don’t the manufacturers of ultra-violent games acknowledge their role?
Media failing the war in Syria
Lurid stories about ISIS atrocities are sucking the oxygen out of the tragedy next door.
The passing of Google Glass
Drums and cymbals at its birth; a press release at its death.
#TearsForBaga: the mystery of the missing hashtag
Why has the world ignored the massacre of possibly 2000 people in a Nigerian town?
When emails go public
How to avoid sharing the things you should never have said.
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.
New biopic debunks myth of Hawking as disembodied mind
Even geniuses cannot work alone.
A dumb use for a smart phone
The new social media app Yik Yak is engineered for disaster.
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