innovation & technology
In SMS-happy Pakistani, many young people are writing their text messages in using the Latin alphabet, rather than the traditional Urdu script. That has some concerned that the classical script will disappear.
London's Science Museum is trying to help us understand the way humble objects we take for granted have a profound impact on our lives.
Harold Cohen created AARON to paint. AARON is a computer and for 40 years Cohen has been teaching it all the rules of painting so that, today, it can do work that closely resembles that which you might find from a human.
Computer programmers have built software that makes computers capable of increasingly creative tasks. They can do everything from write fiction novels to design snack foods. But whether it's truly creative remains a subject for debate.
The contract that created Apple Computers was sold at an auction in New York on Tuesday, just one of a number of documents planned to be auction. Expected to fetch $150,000, the contract sold for a final big of $1,350,000. With fees, the final price was just shy of $1.6 million.
As Apple readies its new Grand Central Terminal store for a Friday opening, analysts are turning up the volume on predictions that an Apple TV — an actual television and not a hardware add-on — can be expected in less than a year.
Time magazine compiled a list of 50 of the biggest, most consequential inventions of the past year. Siri made the list. So did a malaria vaccine, But others, you'll have to read to believe.
Governments around the world are investing in training "kids" in cyber hacking in the hopes that they could be useful in a cyber war. And in this emerging area of warfare, the advantages the United States often has in warfare may not apply.
Ward Cunningham created the wiki to help a group document what it knew and what it didn't know. The technology that now powers massive websites, perhaps the best known of which is Wikipedia, could have netted Cunningham millions of dollars most likely, but he released it for free.
With the rise of the Internet and digital technology, it's become harder to identify cultural icons that unite generations and endure for decades. With that in mind, what icons will be considered classics, decades from now?