Your thoughts and desires are no longer your own
As societal nudges edge closer to super-nudges, is our “free” society starting to lose control of its own decision making?
artificial intelligence (AI)
If you’re cynical about AI, I second that emotion
To understand why robots won’t rule the world, it helps to have a basic understanding of biology and consciousness
Is the Net closing in on our freedom?
Big tech companies are growing bigger thanks to us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back
Don’t fret about the AI bang, but the digital whimper
When it comes to the fate of humanity, it's useful to look at one of the world’s most celebrated poets
Don't get hung up on your smartphone's phoney values
You could spend £1,000 on that new phone, or you could invest it in something Distinctive and Durable
Don't hit the panic button just because AI hype is high
AI can't replace us because we're emotionally complicated, but don't let those emotions rule it out
Data & insights
Creating art on a computer screen is rational
Playing with numbers is a dangerous game that could lead to vertigo, nausea and pleasure
Please don't leave the future to tech billionaires
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are brilliant at building businesses, but we shouldn't let them take control
Why your next butler may be a self-replicating zombie
Androids imbued with emotional AI might not be realistic, but be careful what you wish for
Don't buy a premium phone, buy a crap one instead
Using an older phone isn't just a smart economic move, it's a smart ecological move too
Patch Tuesday is about to get much more interesting
In the same way AV software spots threats, we could soon benefit from superpowered gene editing
Is it nearly time to dump Windows for Chrome OS?
Google shows Microsoft how it’s done with OS updates, but there’s still one thing missing
user experience (UX)
When it comes to UX design, one espresso machine wins
The interface of any device should be intuitive, but why not make it delight the user as well?
Why AI needs more human intelligence if it's to succeed
That robot may be able to mimic what you say, but it can't attach meaning to the words
With a bit of theory and cash, we can at last play
Advanced genetic theory and processing power mean the game of life can be played for real