Google hits the road in self-driving car
Google has been licensed to bring a driverless car to the roads of Nevada. The high-tech ride will mean fewer accidents and less stress – but do we want to give robots the wheel?
App resurrects ‘Frankenstein’ for the digital age
Mary Shelley’s gothic tale of Frankenstein and his monster has been rewritten as an interactive app for iPads. Is this the triumph of human ingenuity, or a hideous mockery of a great book?
Sixteen years after death, rapper set for world tour
Tupac Shakur was shot dead in 1996 – but last week he was digitally resurrected for a performance at a US music festival, and a world tour is planned. What ever happened to ‘rest in peace’?
Hacker mastermind revealed as FBI mole
As ‘Sabu’, he was the powerful leader of international hacking collective LulzSec. But Hector Monsegur was an FBI informant – and his unmasking could spell the end of ‘hacktivism’.
Q&A: The mobile revolution sweeping Africa
From business and development to healthcare, the 'staggering' increase in mobile phone use is transforming the way people on the continent of Africa operate.
China launches massive new warship
A Chinese general has revealed that the country's first aircraft carrier could soon be ready for sea trials. It's further evidence of China's rising military power.
Another giant leap forward for virtual mankind
Yesterday Microsoft unveiled their new control system Kinect. Are these the videogames of the future? And could games ever get too good?
The cruellest cut — or a brave new world?
Beneath the endless gloomy headlines about job losses and closures there lurks an ideological argument about the role of the state in the future of Britain.