Clark Boyd

Global Scan

New Zealanders will vote on whether to update their flag

A flag is usually a symbol of national pride. But not necessarily in New Zealand, where voters will get to decide whether to ditch the design that dates to colonial times. And for some reason a Cadillac ad that lauds America's work ethic and paints Europeans as slackers just rubs some Europeans the wrong way. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Technology time capsule

Digital documents and photos could prove unreadable in a few decades. The World's Clark Boyd reports on what technology experts are working on now so people in the future can open those digital files after the gadgets that made them are gone.