Since the 1960s, Moore’s law has guided the production of processors and transistors. However, the continuous shrink of silicon chips approaches physical limits.
Forget the hype, quantum computing is still in its experimental infancy. Researchers must overcome five big challenges before real-world applications can emerge.
Increasingly, organisations are using entertaining ways to train and motivate their employees.
In the beginning, technology eliminated many clerical tasks. Now the danger is extending to positions that require a high level of skill.
These modern-day alchemists spin masses of raw data into gold. Here are four reasons to become one.
The days when Barbie thinks only about what to wear are over. Smart-Gurlz has designed a doll to teach young girls about computer programming.
Formerly home to industry giant Nokia, the country is now a leading player in mobile phone game apps. Here’s a look at what it will take to keep winning.
The foundations of this new technology were laid more than 150 years ago.
From LCD televisions to the latest force-sensitive touchscreen technology, electronics and photonics are pushing the envelope ever outward.
Photonics may hold the answer to coping with huge volume. But a big challenge remains: converting electronic data into light on silicon chips.
Move over, electrons. Ton Backx and his team are putting photons front and center as they lay the groundwork for the coming era of photonics.
WeTransfer is a Dutch start-up expanding into the US and into mobiles, while remaining faithful to its user base: the creative scene. The new CEO explains his strategy.
Say goodbye to copper wires. Silicon photonics promises greater energy efficiency, lightning-speed processing and innovative health devices.
Should doctors have access to huge datasets? The potential to improve healthcare is obvious, but privacy remains equally important.
Dutch start-up Bitsensor tries to help applications protect themselves better from cyberattacks.
Some people fret that artificial intelligence will end civilization as we know it, others believe it can solve every problem.
With its leading research institutes and ground-breaking innovations, Europe plays a major role in the field of AI.
Citizen science relies on the public’s curiosity and enthusiasm – not to mention computing capacity – to supplement the work of scientists.
A journalist explains how start-ups can improve the day-to-day existence of refugees and help make their dreams a reality.
Hackers were most likely behind a power outage that affected 700,000 people in western Ukraine in December 2015. What actually happened?
The technology behind Bitcoin holds immense potential that we’re just now beginning to fathom.
Estonian programmer Jaan Tallinn helped create the file-sharing application Kazaa and then the famous video-call system. Now he wants to save the world.
Computer-science wizard Frederic Jacobs creates a new app that makes cryptography seamless and freely available to millions of mobile users
Cybercrime has gone mainstream – to the distress not only of individuals but also of targets as large as American cities.
You no longer need to be an electronics wizard to build sophisticated devices. “Makers” like the four profiled on these pages are unleashing their creativity thanks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.
The biohacking movement, which appeared in the U.S. in the late 2000s, has now spread to Europe.