The group that oversees Internet domain names is shaking things up for no good reason. For details, check out www.mass.confusion.
Will cheap natural gas give us an opportunity to reduce emissions while inventing new technologies? Or will we simply become addicted to another fossil fuel?
The fear that our devices are somehow altering our brains might seem exclusively modern. But in 1931, Technology Review published "Machine-Made Minds: The Psychological Effects of Modern Technology," in which John Bakeless explored how machines had transformed the very nature of human thought. Here's what he had to say:
A bioethicist wondered whether fertility technologies might lead to a new and "improved" Homo sapiens.
If small companies are to survive in the highly competitive energy business, they'll have to work with the large companies they once hoped to replace.
A group led by Harvard academics hopes to compile a library of everything. One forward thinker from 1961 might have asked: What took you so long?
Siri may not be the smartest AI in the world, but it's the most socially adept.
One writer wondered if cows' milk was the key to human longevity.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will eventually have to deal with the fact that all growth has limits.
A leading researcher says digital technologies are about to make health care more effective. But is so much data really beneficial?