History often plays linguistic tricks on us, especially when it comes to rapidly changing technologies
January 17, 2012 | By Matt Novak
With the Lytro camera, you no longer have to bother with focusing an image. Plus, your photos become interactive.
January 12, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Is the day coming when your car will talk to your alarm clock and also check your heart rate?
January 09, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Researchers are finding that our behavior may be more hard-wired than we'd like to believe. If so, can we handle the truth?
January 05, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Here are more of the terms you should know if you want to feel plugged into innovations changing the way we live this year
January 03, 2012 | By Randy Rieland
Here are terms you should know if you want to show you're already plugged into the new year
December 29, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
A special visit from the Ghost of Christmas Retro-Future
December 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
In their day, maids a-milking and pipers piping might have made for one fine gift. But it is the 21st century. A replacement list is in order.
December 22, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Thanks to medical innovations and research breakthroughs, living past your 100th birthday will one day not be such a big deal
December 19, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Innovation happens so fast now that it's harder and harder to keep up with the pace. But is it really innovation?
December 15, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Jack Dempsey boasted he could tear apart a robot opponent "bolt by bolt and scatter its brain wheels and cogs all over the canvas"
December 13, 2011 | By Matt Novak
At more and more restaurants you'll be ordering your meals on a tablet at your tabletop. Will we miss waiters?
December 13, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
They won't go mainstream for a few years, but mobile wallets are finally starting to pick up steam in the U.S.
December 09, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Researchers found that when it comes to building social networks, people much prefer someone who likes to cooperate over a person who looks out for himself
December 06, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Machines that respond to your touch, motion or voice are making keyboards obsolete. Is your TV remote next?
December 02, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Scientists are testing drugs that can sharpen our brain. But will they give some people an unfair advantage?
November 28, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic.
November 23, 2011 | By Matt Novak
Changes are on the way that should ease the grim gauntlet of long lines, security checks and cramped seats.
November 22, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
Now you can reportedly track what your brain has been doing all night, all in the name of a good night's sleep
November 17, 2011 | By Randy Rieland
A forward-looking lesson plan predicted that "computers will soon play as significant and universal a role in schools as books do today"
November 16, 2011 | By Matt Novak