Warning: This article contains spoilers for Black Mirror Season 4 Episode 2: Arkangel Back when I was in university, a friend of mine called his parents every single night. That's sweet, you might think. But no, it was a ritualistic, mandatory process that he was required to complete.
Brexit has been a turbulent time for the UK, and the tech industry is no exception. Back in May, a report by job search marketplace Hired revealed that a massive 41% of all tech workers were less likely to start their own tech business in Britain now that we're due to leave the EU.
It's 16 January 1893. A man by the name of Jesse W. Reno has just installed the first ever incline elevator along the Old Iron Pier in Coney Island, and the world will never be the same. The incline elevator, which was a headline attraction for the public, travelled barely seven feet at a tiny 25 degree angle.
A landmark US study by scientists at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland has for the first time successfully edited out a genetic mutation that could cause heart disease, but the fearmongering over designer babies rages on. Where would research into cures for genetic diseases be without a good old debate around the scary future of eugenics?
If there's any sector of society where tech is revolutionising lives, it's in the lives of the visually impaired. Walk into my house and you'll be greeted with a chorus of talking, beeping, vibrating devices all aimed at helping me perceive my surroundings.
Slipping the HTC Vive VR headset over my head, I wasn't really sure what to expect. The last time I played a video game, it was 2013, throwing red shells in Mario Kart on the Wii. I was mostly apprehensive for one simple reason: I'd lost my central vision to a rare genetic disease later that year.
"Connected to other part," my iPhone says to me as I stand somewhere in London's Soho, trying to decipher the letter on the top of a bus stop. "Hello?" says an American woman, reminding me of Scarlett Johansson's disembodied artificially intelligent character from the sci-fi film Her. "Hey, er ...
As the blockchain wobbles and analysts predict an imminent virtual currency bubble burst, there has been an unlikely entrant into the crypto game. Photography company Kodak has announced it is launching a form of cryptocurrency - and the announcement, made at CES 2018, saw its stocks jump by over 120%.
As the US grapples with gun control in the wake of yet another school shooting that saw 17 people die, the governor of Kentucky has dismissed the issue altogether. Instead, he places the blame directly in the hands of pro-gun's favourite scapegoat: violent video games.
You may never have guessed it but grocery delivery service Ocado has been pioneering industrial robotics for some time now. Deploying the first models around a year ago, Ocado's fleet of robots scoot about Ocado's enormous warehouse, picking up goods and delivering them into the open arms of their human overlords.