Technology

Tech wizards design 'smart crossings' to protect mobile phone 'zombies' on the roads

SMARTPHONE zombies are being made to see the light when it comes to making their way across the road.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched with first dual-aperture camera

Revamped all-screen design brings new AR emoji, stereo speakers, new 960fps slow-mo and potentially game-changing camera Samsung has launched its...

Children struggle to hold pencils due to too much tech, doctors say

Children need opportunities to develop hand strength and dexterity needed to hold pencils Children are increasingly finding it hard to hold pens and...

Review: Monster Hunter World - maybe the best RPG game you'll play this year

Our resident gaming expert Stephen McKeown gives this fantasy adventure 5 stars and says it excels at bringing players together.

Madrid names street after female inventor of mechanical 'ebook'

Ángela Ruiz Robles came up with ‘mechanical, electric and air-pressure driven method for reading’ in 1949 Four decades after her death, a Spanish...

Marilynne Robinson: ‘I don’t have an ideal reader in mind’

The award-winning author of four novels in 34 years has a new book of essays out. She talks about how faith can be the key to a balanced life The...

Smart speakers: a buyer’s guide

They can do everything from playing your favourite tunes to turning on the lights. But which should you get? We test the four leading models ...

Don’t worry about AI going bad – the minds behind it are the danger | John Naughton

Killer robots remain a thing of futuristic nightmare. The real threat from artificial intelligence is far more immediate As the science fiction...

Worry less about the march of the robots, more about techno panic | Kenan Malik

An obsession with the threat of technology may well edge us closer to the dystopia we’re so fearful of  A robot cleaner infiltrates Germany’s...

Only 3 theaters in the US let you see 'Black Panther' on massive 270-degree screens — here's what you can expect

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched "Black Panther." "Black Panther" is ruling the box office with an iron fist...

'They are strong and attractive': Vespa Club Uganda – in pictures

Once seen as a status symbol in Uganda and the capital Kampala, the iconic Piaggio Vespa is now derided as an anachronism. For devotees, though, old...

There's one way to hold tech companies hostage and fix the spread of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and misinformation (FB, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)

Hoaxes and fake news continue to be promoted on big tech platforms run by Facebook and Google. The companies have proven in the past that they can...

'We're watching a company explode': is Snapchat becoming irrelevant?

A diss from Kylie Jenner, an ‘annoying’ redesign, competition from Facebook and Musical.ly ... why does Snapchat keep getting it wrong? More than 1....

Facebook sees backlash after demoing VR shooter game at conservative event

In light of the Florida massacre, the company expresses ‘regret’ over its decision to bring the game to CPAC Facebook is facing backlash for bringing...

5 real crimes that were solved in unbelievable ways

Sometimes the way in which a crime gets solved is the most interesting part of its story. The presence of pet hair, chance high school friendships,...