The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
Is this an impostor trying to break into your phone with his voice?
You can log in to your smartphone by talking to it. Current security systems don't protect enough against imitators. The best way to ensure voice authentication is secure is to start with the sound.
Should children under the age of 13 be given access to smartphones?
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
The first iPhone was more a hand-held computer than anything else.
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The iPhone changed the game not because of the technical details of the device, but rather as a result of its creators' imagination and courage.
Digital social innovations are often associated with positive meanings, like openness and collaboration. But to better define the concept, it's essential to disentangle it from its positive aura.
Where are all the data going?
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When smartphone apps get permission to access your location or other activity, they often share that data with other companies that can compile digital profiles on users.
An alternate choice for unlocking a smartphone.
Lydia Kraus et al., 'On the Use of Emojis in Mobile Authentication,' 2017.
Useful for expressing moods, emotions and nuances in messages, emojis could have another use: as your next smartphone password.
Donald Trump is famously attached to his phone.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
The best way to protect a presidential device is to keep it off the internet altogether. If that's not going to happen, how else can such a sensitive gadget be kept safe?
The smartphone will see you now.
A new diagnostic smartphone app is a modern move for the health provider.
Apple's world changing smartphone has had ten years of success, but thing didn't look so good when it launched.
A smartphone can be useful to help monitor your behaviour.
How we use our smartphone can say a lot about our behaviour. But can such tech be trusted to track our mental health?
How many attempts will it take to unlock this phone?
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The FBI has accessed the data on a shooter's iPhone. What if the device had been running Android?
Easy to access, hard to prove.
If apps aren't proven to make users' mental health better they could end up making it worse.
Smartphone cameras do have their uses but can they rival a traditional digital camera?
The latest iPhone from Apple is out Friday and it offers a bigger and better camera than previous models. But will smartphone cameras ever replace the traditional digital cameras?
Two new platforms: Meerkat and Periscope.
Filming, live-streaming, sharing on your smartphone – and what that could mean for governments.
It's not all isolation and cyber-bullying: technology offers access to communication and therapies that could help sufferers of mental illness.
Upgrade rage - what to do when things go wrong?
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A “smart glass” surface that goes opaque when an electrical charge runs through it could be used to design the next generation…