Category: technology

How to control a machine using your mind
Image February 9, 2018 technology

Imagine being able to make a machine do your bidding with your thoughts alone, no button pressing, typing, screen tapping or fumbling with remote controls, just brain power. Well, this sci-fi scenario could be closer to reality than you think.

The end of watching TV as a family
February 9, 2018 technology

It would be hard to exaggerate the influence that television once held over family life.Even if you hated programmes, you still watched them. It was always there in the background.

Of Mice and Old Men: Silicon Valley’s quest to beat ageing
January 28, 2018 technology

To understand what’s happening in the tech world today, you need to look back to the mid-1800s, when a Frenchman named Paul Bert made a discovery that was as gruesome as it was fascinating.

Can ‘light nutrition’ help us beat the January blues?
January 25, 2018 technology

During winter when the nights are long and days short, getting up for work in the dark and coming home in the dark can be grim. Some of us succumb to the January blues, leading to increased illness, reduced productivity and a general feeling of melancholy. But can clever lighting improve our sleep patterns and lift our moods?

Is the future of aviation sky taxis and flying cars?
January 23, 2018 technology

The twin demands of overcrowded, gridlocked cities and climate change are inspiring a radical rethink of how we get around.

Revenge porn: What to do if you’re a victim
Image January 23, 2018 technology

YouTube star Chrissy Chambers recently won her four-year legal battle against an ex who shared videos of the couple having sex online.

Netflix’s history: From DVD rentals to streaming success
January 23, 2018 technology

Netflix has reported a surge of subscribers to 117m in 2017, which it’s put down to interest in its original content.

The millionaires’ club with too few women
January 22, 2018 technology

Amid the ongoing fallout from widespread sexual assault and harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, gender equality is high on the Davos agenda this year, but the elite annual gathering still has its own issues to solve.

Meet the ‘backpack midwife’ bringing healthcare for all
January 22, 2018 technology

Call the midwife in Nairobi, Kenya, and you may receive a visit from someone like Margaret Wairimu Maina.

Will we ever be able to trust driverless cars?
Image January 18, 2018 technology

When you’re sitting in the driver’s seat at 60mph on a rain-lashed motorway, covering your eyes would normally be a dangerous, if not downright suicidal move.