Orwell's nightmare vision of technology wedded to tyranny was fatally flawed.
Instant messaging products are everywhere, but the proliferation is turning the Internet into a tower of Babel. New technologies that promise interoperability are trying to change that.
Networks say watching TV without the ads is theft. Will blipverts be next?
Despite its flaws, the system does protect inventors against big companies who might usurp their ideas.
Quirky customs reflect the Institute's character and culture.
They don't have fancy 3-D graphics, but video games for handheld devices stand poised to capture a huge U.S. market. Why? Because we all have to wait.
A "tangible interface" turns simulations into collaborations.
Big e-mail providers snap their fingers, and the masses obey, like sheep. But there's a way to reclaim control.
Scientists find a better way to gauge the high seas.
One researcher's unlikely crusade: to overthrow the on/off button.