The Anthropocene has been shaped by the media and our digital lives
The Earth recently entered a new epoch – the Anthropocene. Since the dawn of modern mechanised industry and the use of fossil fuels, the story goes that human beings have become the dominant force for change ...
High-end 'upstream' Linux laptop plans to ship in April
Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99.
Netflix eyes empire as Internet TV battle heats up
Netflix is ramping up efforts to conquer the world with its streaming video service, even as competition is heating up in the growing market for Internet television.
Amazon win highlights blurring TV/Internet line
The Golden Globes triumph of Amazon's online series "Transparent" highlights the increasingly blurred lines between television and the Internet. "TV and the Internet are becoming one and the same, and in ...
Sony Pictures CEO: call to Google got 'The Interview' out (Update)
The network was crippled. Days before Thanksgiving, Sony Pictures employees had logged onto computers that flashed a grim message from a hacker group calling itself Guardians of Peace. Soon personal information ...
Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of ...
Sony tries to save face with 'Interview' flip-flop
Sony's flip-flop on releasing "The Interview" shows the studio is working furiously to try to chart the right course through political and public-opinion minefields.
As dust clears, what's next for Sony?
The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess. Will Sony ...
Hackers gloat over 'The Interview' cancellation in new email
Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of "The Interview" and saying Sony's data is safe "as long as you make no more trouble."
Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form
Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."
NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly (Update)
(AP)—The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.
Engineering students aim to generate first breathable air on Mars
A project by students from The University of Western Australia and Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards has reached the finals of an international competition to land vital experiments on the Red Planet.
We're still glued to the small screen, mostly – but that screen is getting ever smaller
Communications watchdog Ofcom have released a report which reveals that, after decades of continual growth for the first time, the number of UK households with a television has fallen, from 26.33m at the en ...