Facebook is on a global mission: to redesign every industry, from media to medicine to money, around the social graph »
The sequel to your favourite video game might not cost you a penny. Ever-increasing numbers of games publishers are shifting to a radically different business model for their titles »
For years, proponents of ‘government 2.0’ have been calling for the liberation of public data. Gigabytes of information about crime, health, money and the weather are gathering dust somewhere »
Face recognition is now ubiquitous. In June, Facebook rolled out its “Tag Suggest” system, which recognises pictures of users’ friends as they are uploaded »
Masayoshi Son, founder of Japan’s telecoms and media giant SoftBank, likes thinking ahead »
For years, scientists have been able to alter their organism of choice — as long as it’s one or two genes at a time »
The newest development in car-industry tech is not alternative power sources or safety systems. It’s apps »
Wi-Fi at 100kph? According to Pim van der Jagt, MD of Ford Motors’ European research centre, car-to-car communication is ready to roll out »
The mapping of the alphabet on top of numbers on phone keypads has become so pervasive that it affects our understanding of numbers through verbal associations »
Doctors could soon carry a life-saving laboratory in their pocket, thanks to the practice of microfluidics: controlling fluids through intricate patterns engraved on plates of glass »
Founded in 1996 by graduates of the MIT Media Lab, where they studied under founder Nicholas Negroponte, Zebra Imaging is making waves in laser-printing »
In 2010, 76 per cent of tracks downloaded in the UK were obtained illegally. However, the video-game industry, which is worth around £30bn globally, is hoping to avoid a similar fate by heading to the cloud »
There’s not much touch in a touchscreen: you swipe or tap the glass or plastic, but the feel of a button isn’t there. Yet »
In Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a mouse sits in a lab wearing a hat. But this is no fashion statement; the headpiece is allowing scientists to steer the rodent’s movements »
As digital production becomes standard in Hollywood, many classic films are being left to rot in archives around the world. But Mark Cousins, a film writer and documentary director, has a plan to save them »
Is it nature or nurture that determines who we are? For years, geneticists would answer the former, but the scientific community is beginning to agree that an amalgam of environment and behaviour affects how our genes act »
Biomechanics trainers are on hand to ensure Olympians will shape up and be in absolute peak condition for London 2012 »
Think you can offer an alternative to IKEA’s flat-pack hegemony? OpenStructures, created by Belgian designer Thomas Lommee, is a furniture-construction model that enables collaborative design »
US-based security consultants Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins have shown that you don’t need government talent or military coin to build an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can hack into wireless networks »
Narrative Science, a Chicago startup that launched in 2010, generates narrative content from data: no humans required »
San Diego-based company MindSign Neuromarketing says that it can ensure every film delivers its desired effect — using neuroscience »
The Arab uprisings showed that the use of video as a monitoring tool has shifted decisively. But now those tools are being democratised, and we are witnessing the birth of something else: sousveillance »
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