The First Moon Landing Was Achieved With Less Computing Power Than a Calculator
It is often said that we now have more computing power in our pocket than the computer aboard Apollo 11 did 50 years ago. But is that true? And, if so, how much more powerful are our phones?
Computers in the Classroom May Do More Harm Than Good—If They're Overused
New research finds that computers are most effective as teaching tools when used sparingly, and to teach kids at certain ages specific subjects.
How Powerful Corporate Copyright Is Killing the Repair Industry
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 was meant to protect artists and programmers, but it has ended up preventing consumers from fixing their products.
The Future of Work: Machines Pulling Ahead, Quickly
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
What Does the Type of Computer You Use Say About Your Personality?
Macs might be cool and exciting, but PC users just don't care.
The One Laptop Per Child Initiative faces another setback
The One Laptop Per Child initiative is still struggling to find cheap computers for the developing world.