That smartphone is giving your thumbs superpowers

When people spend time interacting with their smartphones via touchscreen, it actually changes the way their thumbs and brains work together, according to a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on December 23.

A Look At North Korea's Cyberwar Capabilities

Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet. But the country, Washington suspects,  is behind a devastating hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment 

Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Plot for Latin America Stronghold

Now no-one can stop the increasingly rapid adoption of bitcoin around the world. That, at least, was the messag...

“Holograms” That You Can Feel And Touch

Technology has changed rapidly over the last few years with touch feedback, known as haptics, being used in ent...

The Argentinean Suitcase to Revolutionize Travel

The project is called Bluesmart, and it may be one of the foremost technological inventions of the last few yea...

Chasing the sun at Chile's Solar Atacama Rally

Rally racing in solar-powered cars has taken off in recent years, nowhere more so than in Chile's Atacama Deser...

European space probe safely anchored on comet's surface

A European probe that landed on a comet in a first for space exploration is safely anchored on the surface desp...

What if machines had personality?

Should we add more humour and humanity to our gadgets? David Robson reports on a new breed of machine designed ...

'Anti-Facebook,' Pro-Privacy Website Goes Viral

In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and adver...

Mountaintop blasted to build huge telescope

The top of a 3,000m-high (10,000ft) mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for the world's largest opt...

Supercomputer Passes The Turing Test

If you've seen 'Terminator' then you'll be excused for getting slightly nervous about this...

Google to Spread the Web With $1B Worth of Satellites

It looks as though Google wants to accelerate its plans to hook up the entire world to the Internet by deployin...

Street Art Invades Your Computer Screen


The charming portmanteau (part GIF and graffiti, if you hadn't already noticed) comes to us courtesy of British...

The biggest flaw of Google Glass?


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Why turn electronic devices off on planes


Mobile phones and other gadgets could interfere with sensitive electronic systems, some theories suggest. So wh...

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile


Future of the net debated in Brazil


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Facebook makes you sad?


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Why I want a microchip implant


A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a...

How e-books change reading?


Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Mohsin Hamid and Anna...

When fiction becomes fact


I was sitting at a table last summer being patronised, lovingly. My friends were explaining, fact by splash of ...

Aluminium just keeps on giving


Aluminium has a split personality.

It may look dull, but it is one of the most reactive metals in th...

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