A source of frustration.
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The problems that cause us to be so frustrated we contemplate throwing a computer can be much more serious than a multimillionaire football coach having a minor tantrum on a Sunday afternoon.
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Dulled by hearing the same old recommendations to improve internet security, we are worn out. It's time for a new approach, involving us all.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together.
Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
Woody Harrelson’s directorial debut, released this month, signals that we are in a new age of cinema.
Emerging digital technologies are being used in thoughtful ways by teachers.
We are now seeing technology being designed with education in mind, and it's changing the way students' learn and understand.
Time for closer inspection.
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There's a huge divide in thinking between academia and international development on the role of the internet in economic growth.
Can technology keep you moving?
Do fitness trackers work? For how long? And are they more than just a passing fad? We explore what you need to know about fitness trackers.
Do you know how the data from your running app is being used?
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Apps and wearable devices promise greater participation and empowerment in health care. But what are we risking when we take part in this new era of participatory health?
In Somalia a programme was launched to train people in the handling and processing of fish to reduce waste.
The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
Customer-facing roles may soon be taken over by cheaper, friendlier and more knowledgeable robotic retail assistants.
Business Briefing: when robots and customers meet
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Customers might prefer digital robots who don't judge for now but physical robots with empathy may be the customer service workers of the future.
A supporter of the Pirate Party in Reykjavik, Iceland.
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While the US is reeling from rampant fake online news, political movements in Europe are using the internet as a powerful democratic symbol to win elections. Will cyber-optimism or pessimism win?
Eating lunch together is increasingly a thing of the past – but it doesn’t have to be.
Bringing back the diminished tradition of eating lunch together may be the solution.
Swartberg House in the Karoo, designed by Jennifer Beningfield, Open Studio.
Buildings, thinkers, books, films and works of art can ask central questions about how to live on this planet and its consequences.
Where do your allegiances lie – with your smartphone or with your partner?
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Phone snubbing, or 'phubbing,' has become a real relationship downer.
Seek to truly connect with each other at Thanksgiving.
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After such a difficult political experience, empathy is the key not only to feeling connected, but feeling understood – and understanding others.
Would you want to be operated on by a surgeon whose only anatomy training was using virtual reality?
Medical students are using virtual reality to help them learn anatomy. But is it the game changing technology some people say it is?
Easy to transport and store, skin patches could soon replace needles for vaccination.
Postage-stamp sized patches that target vaccines to the immune system are now in clinical trials.
Humanoids have the ability to provide real-time feedback to students.
While students enjoy learning with robots, research finds that teachers are more sceptical – worrying about their job security and technical capabilities of robots.
We need to educate children about how to behave responsibly online.