Timeline: A History Of Touch-Screen Technology

1948 The Electronic Sackbut The history of touch technology begins with touch-sensitive music synthesizers. According to the Canada Science and Technology Museum, Hugh Le Caine’s […]

The Technology Helping Repressive Regimes Spy

As protesters in the Middle East use social media to organize and communicate, the regimes they’re battling are using sophisticated technology to intercept their emails, […]

Libraries Make Room For High-Tech ‘Hackerspaces’

As information becomes more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create “hackerspaces,” where do-it-yourselfers share sophisticated […]

War By Remote Control: Drones Make It Easy

From his spot beneath a replica of the famous Wright Military Flyer in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Peter Singer is reminded of […]

Addressing The Shortage Of Women In Silicon Valley

This week thousands of women gathered in Portland, Ore., for the Grace Hopper Celebration, the world’s largest technical conference for women and computing. High-tech companies […]

Before Leaving The Bar, A Chance To Breathalyze

Imagine driving without a speedometer and still trying to go the speed limit. Chris Montag, chief operating officer of Ladybug Teknologies, says this is analogous […]