It's uniquely annoying to listen to one side of someone else's cellphone call. Our technology columnist examines why that is.
Science fiction isn’t limited to predicting tech developments: It’s more broadly concerned with imagining possible futures, or alternative presents.
Sure, it sounds like science fiction. But some researchers suggest that warp drives might actually be a possibility.
Fake news is spread through online communities that become echo-chambers of like-minded ideas. What's your online community like?
How the internet has both reinforced and tweaked traditional gender pathologies, especially for boys and men.
Back in the 1960s, scholars were making predictions about what the Age of Automation would look like. Where they right?
A security robot targets the homeless, raising questions about whether private companies can expand their security detail to public spaces like sidewalks.
The internet is changing our brains. Our columnist suggests that maybe this isn't such a bad thing.
Hypersonic aircraft can fly at least five times the speed of sound. They would make for terrifying weapons -- if they are even possible.
Researchers learn a lot from studying office workers' email. But the question remains: do they learn more about the people, or about the medium itself?