A singular sort of cult

November 28th, 2012

Nicholas Tufnell says the singularitarianism movement is more like a cult than a scientific discipline.

Cracking up: what Reddit does to your personality

October 30th, 2012

What is Reddit doing to the personalities of those who use it obsessively? Jeremy Wilson dives into the bowels of the site to ask whether our online personas are being shaped by this anything-goes social news forum.

The need for better handcuffs

August 23rd, 2012

3D printers and feckless customer service people are two of the biggest threats to our security. Mic Wright ponders the future of passwords and keys.

What Nostradamus says about Facebook

August 21st, 2012

Predictions are a frustrating business. Mic Wright explains what Stanley Kubrick, Nostradamus and The Pet Shop Boys can tell you about Facebook’s future.

The one per cent web

August 16th, 2012

Mic Wright detects a sea change occurring in web publishing but wonders whether that will be a clean slate or just a nice new earner for the few.

In defence of patents

August 13th, 2012

Ezra Butler has a look at the complex world of intellectual property, suggesting a way forward for patents via the new marketplace businesses of web 2.0.

Terms of disservice

August 10th, 2012

Ezra Butler is unimpressed by a website that claims to make sense of Terms of Service agreements.

How to be a tech blogger

August 8th, 2012

Ezra Butler offers fourteen formulae that guarantee success in your new role at Mashable.

Silicon Valley’s rubbish at medical start-ups

August 1st, 2012

Ezra Butler reports on the changes technology has made to medicine and the current state of medical informatics.

Bias and disclosure

July 23rd, 2012

Ezra Butler reflects on online guest posts and the state of ethical standards.

Anatomy of a scandal

July 2nd, 2012

Ezra Butler reflects on the Orbitz furore.

No, technology does not ‘imitate’ religion

June 28th, 2012

Are technology and social media reproducing the language of religion? It’s not as simple as that, writes Ezra Butler.

A modest proposal

June 27th, 2012

Jeremy Wilson thinks the internet is the best thing ever to happen to education, provided we don’t allow elderly teachers to scare children away from embracing it fully.

Charitable intentions

June 26th, 2012

In the wake of several high-profile online appeals recently, Ezra Butler asks whether the new ‘viral hit’ model of charitable giving is a good thing.

Being ‘mad’ ain’t so bad, Lord Sugar

June 11th, 2012

Greg Marsh thinks Europeans need to embrace a bit of madness if they are to build more successful businesses. Why don’t our supposed champions of enterprise realise this?

Why amateurs won’t solve healthcare

June 7th, 2012

Ezra Butler thinks that innovation in healthcare technology is best left to the professionals.

Machines and memory

May 31st, 2012

We are all digital archaeologists now, writes Robert Carroll. But in a world where nothing is forgotten, can we learn to forgive?

The future of logging in

May 28th, 2012

George Marangos-Gilks explains some of the problems with the internet’s current glut of login systems.

Why online gaming is the new gambling

May 24th, 2012

In this extract from his new book on addiction, social commentator Damian Thompson explains why online social gaming has replaced gambling as a disorder of choice.

Eduardo Saverin owes America nothing

May 17th, 2012

Rather than criticising Eduardo Saverin, tech blogger Farhad Manjoo should stick to what he knows about.

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