Technology

If Your Eyes Are Exhausted, It Might Be the English Language’s Fault
March 07, 2014

You don't read Shakespeare in a straight line, and other lessons from eye-tracking research

14 Worst Case Scenarios Involving Google's Growing Robot Army
A threat assessment
February 16, 2014

Assessing Google's drones, thermostats, mechanical cheetahs and more.

Can This Smartphone App Stop Cyberbullying?
February 05, 2014

For all the attention that has been paid to cyberbullying in recent years, no one has come up with a good solution to it. The world of text messages and social media is, to a great extent, unpoliced, giving cyberbullies a feeling of impunity.

Who Takes MOOCs?
For online higher education, the devil is in the data

Surprising new data on what's supposed to be the future of higher ed

Isaac Asimov's Predictions for 2014 Were Eerily Prescient. Except for the Internet.
January 03, 2014

Check out 1964's version of today and see if you can spot what's missing.

Hunger Games
Is our tech obsession making anorexia worse?
December 18, 2013

Smartphones make counting calories easier than ever—a scary development for people with eating disorders.

Bored to Death
To learn just how bored kids are in school, look at Twitter
December 16, 2013

Boredom at school is an epidemic. This map shows it—in real time.

Is This the Death of Apple?
December 06, 2013

Steve Jobs’s creation, long thought to be the smartest company in the world, is in danger of falling behind Google and Facebook in the race to be the internet platform of the future.

Netflix's War on Mass Culture
Binge-viewing was just the beginning. Netflix has a plan to rewire our entire culture
December 04, 2013

Binge viewing was just the beginning. What you need to know to understand life after the end of mass culture.

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