Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Trying to figure out if Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam or other would-be penitents are sincere? A scholar who analyzed dozens of recent apologies offers a user's guide.
Exactly 150 years after Mendeleev's classic formulation, it's time for one for the resource-hungry 21st century.
Monopolies are bad for innovation and dismantling them would help the US economy compete.
Most tech companies make it difficult for users to say no to aggressive surveillance practices. But it is helpful to know about the default settings on your smartphone and how to change them.
Automated predatory trading has the potential to bring the world economy to its knees. So why is reform so leisurely?
Some will point to Apple's lost talisman as the reason for the company's current woes. They needn't bother.
Who would you rather work for: Apple or Domino's Pizza?
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.
While US companies have made significant strides in creating workplaces that are more inclusive of transexual individuals, discrimination and employment penalties remain.
As health care grows more digital, an array of health apps promise to track steps, count heartbeats and look at moles. But without more FDA oversight, could we be shooting ourselves in the foot?
Our 'Tony Stark' image of tech moguls is obscuring the talent and toil of ordinary workers, and inflating the egos of the bosses.
Google needs to stop relying on just advertising if it wants to be successful in the next 20 years – but that is proving difficult.
A serious security threat was found in popular video game Fortnite's installation method after it bypassed Google's official app store.
The watch that counts the steps, the ring that records the quality of sleep: devices analysing data to improve well-being make you dream. But many still serve as gadgets.
With the iPhone X, facial recognition is spreading throughout society. How does it work? What technologies enable it?
Apple became the world's 'biggest' company because of its sky-high valuation. But in the past, the largest companies were known for more meaningful metrics such as revenue and number of employes.
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
The company's value exceeds the GDP of many countries, but Apple has human rights, ethical and environmental problems to match in its vast supply chain.
In ten years, Netflix has built up a streaming business with a staggering 125m subscribers. Here's what it needs to do next.