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October 24, 2016
Is Someone Really Trying to Find Out If They Can Destroy the Internet?
A prolonged Internet outage prevented access to major sites like Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and The New York Times ...
August 29, 2016
Interview: Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-founder and Inventor of the Home Computer
If you haven't heard of Steve Wozniak, it is because he has been overshadowed by his fellow co-founder ...
August 4, 2016
Bitcoin Users Largely Shrug Off Latest $69M Bitcoin Exchange Heist
Democracy appears to be malfunctioning in a fast-paced world. “The concept of the Western-style democratic system is that ...
July 31, 2016
The Story of the Nosebleed Decline of the Newspaper Industry Told in Pictures
The impact of the internet on the newspaper industry has been starkly highlighted by a graph released by ...
May 1, 2016
Apple’s Slowdown Highlights How Growth-Obsessed Investors Distort Our View of Value
Apple has reported its first decline in revenues and income for the past 13 years. The market and ...
April 4, 2016
The ‘Halving’ Sounds Like a Horror Story and May Well Turn Out to Be One for Bitcoin
Bitcoin relies on the participation of people and organizations to act as the "bankers" of the system. Called ...
March 6, 2016
Fight for Encryption Gets New Allies as Tech Companies Join Apple Against the FBI
Apple’s defiance of the FBI’s request to unlock the work phone of one of the San Bernadino shooters ...
January 29, 2016
Feeling Emotional? Facebook’s Reactions Finally Let You Say More Than Just Like
Facebook has decided that the Like button is not expressive enough and are going to add 5 new ...
December 27, 2015
In 2015, Chasing Illegal Downloaders Backfired—Netflix and VPN Were the Winners
Finding the Internet addresses of the downloaders was relatively easy. ... But it was a pyrrhic victory...
December 15, 2015
Desperately Seeking Bitcoin’s Satoshi Nakamoto
In 2008, someone calling themselves Satoshi Nakamoto posted a paper describing the workings of what would become the ...
October 21, 2015
As Companies Continue to Steal Private Data, Technical Solutions May Be the Answer
Apple has removed 250 apps from its app store because they were secretly stealing Apple users’ account and ...
September 23, 2015
The War on Online Advertising Is Intensifying, and the Ads Are Losing
A new front in the war against online advertising has opened up with the official release of Apple’s ...
September 8, 2015
How Earning the Right to an Opinion on the Internet Makes It That Much More Valuable
Of all of the things that people do online, the act of offering an opinion is not only ...
September 4, 2015
How Cybercrime Has Changed Over the Past 5 Years (It Hasn’t Got Any Better)
Intel has used the 5th anniversary of their purchase of security company McAfee to release a review of ...
August 27, 2015
Apple’s Mobile Ad Blocking Will Hasten the Death of Online Advertising
Apple is about to open a new front in the ongoing war against online advertising.
August 19, 2015
Will the Elderly Rely on the Internet of Things to Look After Them?
We are facing the “silver tsunami” of an ageing society that within a few years will see for ...
August 16, 2015
Explainer: What Is the Dark Web?
The “dark web” is a part of the world wide web that requires special software to access.
June 11, 2015
Apple’s Developer Conference Shows Why ‘Borrowing’ Others’ Ideas Is a Good Thing
Apple’s annual developer conference kicked off in its usual way this week with a keynote that detailed new ...
March 15, 2015
Trust May Be Important, but Is It Enough to Rescue Journalism From the Internet?
Last week, prominent tech site Gigaom ceased operations with the terse note “Gigaom recently became unable to pay ...
February 25, 2015
Email Is Still a Problem That Google and Others Are Happy to Keep That Way
Despite the rise of social networks and messaging apps, email continues to be the dominant mode of written ...
Fitness & Nutrition
November 15, 2014
Online Courses, Diets, and Going to the Gym. The Science of Why We Give Up
One of the characteristic features of Massive Open Online Courses is the observation that no matter how many ...
October 21, 2014
Digital Death and the Digital Afterlife. How to Have One and How to Avoid It
In 2012, the UK’s Sunday Times reported that actor Bruce Willis was going to sue Apple because he ...
August 18, 2014
Time to Warn Drinkers About the Risk of Cancer
It’s important for consumers to make informed decisions about whether and how much alcohol to drink.
July 28, 2014
How True Is the Story That Facebook Is the Future of Advertising?
It would be easy to take Facebook's recent earnings as a signal that the advertising world had reached ...
July 12, 2014
Exploring the Nascent Future of Bitcoin (Videos)
In terms of a life-cycle of technology, it is easy to see Bitcoin as being at the same ...
June 30, 2014
Should Facebook Have Experimented on 689,000 Users and Tried to Make Them Sad?
In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a ...
May 9, 2014
5 Reasons Why Apple Has Bought Headphone Company Beats (by Dr Dre)
As first announced by the Financial Times it seems almost certain that Apple will buy premium headphone and ...
Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan
As part of Beijing’s ambitious development project, China is building infrastructure in Ghana in exchange for access to ...
Chinese 5G Telecommunications Equipment Rejected in India, South Korea
The next generation of wireless mobile communications technology—known as 5G—is considered key to revolutionizing many different industries: transportation, ...
Trump Orders Extensive Declassification of Russia Investigation Documents
President Donald Trump issued an order on Sept. 17 for the immediate declassification of three series of documents ...
Taiwan and Latin America Are Under Siege by Beijing’s Manipulated News
In China, media is heavily censored and published articles must toe the party line, and fake news pieces ...