Making technology such as a new smartphone that can you can roll, fold and bend requires new ways to manufacture.
Software makers including Apple have been creating apps aimed at limiting how much time we spend using our smartphones. A behavioral scientist explains how – and whether – they work.
Exactly 150 years after Mendeleev's classic formulation, it's time for one for the resource-hungry 21st century.
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.
Today's smartphones have the technology to help you take amazing photographs – so long as you do it right.
While many parents believe equipping their young child with a cellphone is a matter of safety, research shows the practice comes with certain risks.
As cities get smarter, we need to examine carefully who gets our data and what it is used for.
Sound alerts on digital devices are often annoying, so we've tended to opt for silence. In future, that could hold us back.
Clinically speaking, you can't become addicted to a device, but you can develop behavioural addictions to smartphone functions.
Companies are compiling your smartphone data into shockingly intimate profiles that can be used against you.
The relationship between corporations, machines and humans defines modern life in ways that Ridley Scott – even in his wildest dreams – couldn't have imagined.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
It feels like we've seen less progress on charge time than almost anything else in smartphones. Could software efficiency be the answer?
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
The future and the past, money, technology and politics documented and imagined in fact and fiction, in an economist's recommended reading.
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.
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 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.
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.