media and technology
A dumb use for a smart phone
The new social media app Yik Yak is engineered for disaster.
Space flight will always be a risky business
A failure rate of 5 percent may not be a great advertisement for space tourism.
No country for old obituarists
Young journalists found it hard to separate the real Gough Whitlam from the myth of grandeur and martyrdom.
Ruthless narcissists churned out by The Apprentice aren’t fit for the real business world
Motivation isn’t only about money.
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?
iWant! iWant! iWant!
Is the hype over iPhone 6 an icon of our infatuation with consumerism?
Terrorism as theatre
Technology, which Silicon Valley claim has liberated us, has also brought us back to the worst sorts of barbarism
Left to their own devices?
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Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school.
Would body cameras have prevented Ferguson riots?
Chest-mounted cameras are a promising development, but not a cure-all.
Stretching the truth past the breaking point
The barbarism of the Islamic State is real enough, so why fabricate atrocities?
Dealing with graphic content is a moral minefield for journalists
Should images of man's inhumanity to man appear in the mainstream media?
TV ads which abuse children’s innocence
Corporate bullies are making a fortune by peddling drugs for sexual dysfunction on prime-time TV.
You’ve got mail. Try not to read it.
Fasting from your email could change your life.
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.
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