Pick a virtual body and hang out in a massive simulated world: it may be the future of online interaction.
New social-networking startups aim to mine digital connections to help people find jobs and close deals.
Google reigns supreme as the search engine of choice-but for how long? A pack of startups-and Microsoft-are developing technologies to find what you want, faster.
A new generation of e-payment companies makes it easy to "pay as you go" for inexpensive Web content, portending big profits for online businesses.
Mitch Kapor's new, more intuitive computer interface puts all the information we need to manage our digital lives at our fingertips, no matter what form it's in.
A grass-roots group of leading computer scientists, backed by Intel and other heavyweight industrial sponsors, is working on replacing today's Internet with a faster, more secure, and vastly smarter network: PlanetLab.
Technology makers are tamperproofing products to make them secure and prevent pirating-and are stifling innovation in the process.
Doctors use surprisingly low tech ways to keep track of patient information-sometimes with fatal results. Despite high costs and cultural barriers, electronic record keeping is starting to bring medicine into the digital age.
Antipiracy technology will halt illegally copied music-or so the recording industry hopes.
DivX makes downloading movies easy. Should Hollywood be nervous?