Our round-up from the fringes of tech, celebrating the unsung heroes, the titans of days gone by, and the downright odd.
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Is there a simple answer to the future of technology and the world of work? Probably not, but this thought-provoking book might help you relax and stop worrying about it so much.
And why I’m now plotting to make Amazon.com my next victim.
This year IBM celebrates 25 years of partnership with the world's most famous tennis championships. We go behind the scenes to examine the tech that serves up the online coverage.
Smartphones and computers can not only enrich our lives, they can also be used to expose them. This book explores many examples of technological 'creepiness', and offers advice on how to protect your privacy.
From the deepest reaches of our innermost existence to the farthest reaches of space, we bring you twisted projects, incredibly productions, and glass that goes "choo choo".
Want to improve your Skype experience and extend its functionality? Here are a few hints and tips that I find useful when I Skype.
A computer program that pretends to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy passed a Turing test at the Royal Society in London yesterday on the 60th anniversary of Turing's death.
Cult of Mac editor/publisher Leander Kahney provides some interesting details about what makes a great designer, but adds little new material to the well-stocked library of existing books about Apple.
Even if you don't agree with its ambitious theory about what makes businesses successful in the internet age, this book is full of interesting insights and useful advice.
With an opportunity to acquire an inexpensive, quality 4G tablet, it was time to try something different.
The UK's National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) held a competition for child visitors to build LEGO models of some of the computers in its display. This was the result...
Does technology make public embarrassment and disgrace worse, or does it just spread the humiliation around more evenly? This book documents dozens of scandals, small and large, to ask whether we're losing control of lives that are increasingly lived in public.
Despite falling PC sales, this history of the desktop computer from the 1970s to around 2009 sees a future for the original personal computing form factor.
Whether the New York-based streaming remote DVR service lives or dies at the hand of the Supreme Court, the future for television programming is firmly seated in the Cloud.
You might think that a book about the concept and various historical implementations of money would be a dull but worthy read. You'd be wrong.