Internet to become ‘global brain’, says billionaire
When Yuri Milner invested $200m dollars in Facebook people said he was crazy. Since then he has got it right again and again. Now he has made his boldest prediction of all.
Facebook’s plan to map entire lives
With the announcement of some radical new changes, Facebook hails a revolution in how we share our lives with those around us. Is the new format the future – or a step too far?
Internet guru attacks Google’s ‘toxic wasteland’
Google is king of the internet. It's so powerful, says a new theory, that not only can it answer almost any question, it can make you boring and stupid in the process.
Sonic boom: gamer icon turns twenty
He's been a hero to millions of gamers since he was created. Now, Sonic the Hedgehog is 20, and is to be relaunched – but have gamers outgrown him?
Teenage mastermind hacker is charged
The arrest of Ryan Cleary, who has just been charged with a string of cyber-offences, has brought online hacker groups into the spotlight. They are anarchic, rebellious and frighteningly...
Gamification: can video games change the world?
All work and no play is never good. But what happens when the distinction gets blurred? 'Gamification' is the new buzzword for thinkers who want to make work into a game.
Technology vanishes into the Cloud
A new service from Apple promises to transform our digital lives. Meanwhile, games designers show off their invisible controllers. Is technology making itself disappear?
Turn off the technology! says filmmaker
A provocative British intellectual argues that technology is making us slaves. Independent thought, he says, is being destroyed by our love of machines.
Forecasters predict hot August. Are they sure?
We all want to know what the weather's doing. But can we predict it months ahead? It's an issue clouded in controversy.
Counting qubits: computing at the edge of reality
Scientists in America are celebrating an exciting new invention. If the 'quantum computer' can be made to work, we might be on the brink of a technological revolution.
In Jeopardy: computer challenges human race
A computer program is challenging humans in a popular quiz show this week... It's a giant leap forward for AI but questions persist over just how far machines can go...