Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device
Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples ...
'Anti-Facebook' social network gets viral surge
In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described as the "anti-Facebook" for its stand on privacy and advertising, has become perhaps the hottest ticket on the Internet.
Computers using digital footprints are better judge of personality than friends and family
A new study, published today in the journal PNAS, compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with t ...
Artificial life expert: We are in danger of losing control of our technology and our lives
Future technology will be more intelligent and more living than most people can imagine today. We need clear guidelines on how to implement and use technology, or else citizens will lose their rights to their ...
Facebook 'newspaper' spells trouble for media
Facebook's move to fulfill its ambition to be the personal "newspaper" for its billion-plus members is likely to mean more woes for the ailing news media.
The persistent Internet hoax endures, now on Facebook
With somewhere in the region of 1.3 billion users, Facebook is the largest ever internet social engagement phenomenon. With so many people interconnected through the site, information can speedily propaga ...
Facebook has URL for users running Tor-enabled browsers
Facebook doesn't love the idea of a 'dislike' button
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg wants people to be able to quickly express broader ranges of feelings at the leading online social network, but a "dislike" button doesn't make the cut.
Feline fame in cyberspace gives species a boost
Cats these days aren't associated with deities the way they were in ancient Egypt, but the Internet has gotten them a little closer.
Is anyone immune to the social media echo chamber?
It's becoming increasingly obvious that as we spend more time communicating via social media, we are disappearing into bubbles. We receive information from the same sources and witness the views of the same ...
What do you do when Facebook is spying on you?
Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and other social media were designed to connect friends. But they are also used to connect extremely complex marketing and surveillance systems, all meant to subtly shape online ...
Seven ways to create better, stronger passwords (Update)
This week's news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. ...
Passive Facebook use undermines how a person feels
Using Facebook only to scroll through your news feed or browse other people's profiles can have a negative impact on your well-being, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Q&A: What is 4chan and where did it come from?
Clicking on the website 4chan's "random," or "/b/" subsection will take you to a place very far from the polished vacation photos on Instagram and the adorable baby snapshots on Facebook. Here, you might ...