There's no let up among German consumer rights organizations who want technology firms to respect privacy and data protection laws. This week, Samsung's in the dock over one of its Internet-enabled TVs.
On May 12, 1941, Konrad Zuse presented the Z3 - the first automatic, programmable computer. It didn't survive the war. But his ideas did, giving us computing as we know it.
The fear is that robots will replace humans in the workplace. But engineers at Technical University Dresden think robots and humans can collaborate - via wearable technology for humans to train robots.
When consumers constantly upgrade to the latest smartphone, this carries a heavy environmental cost. Although recycling helps, the underlying problem is economic growth versus the environment. How can this be solved?
It's a tale of many sides. Most often we only get the positives of digitalization, while those speaking for the negative are hauled off to a padded cell. But a Berlin summit wants us all to come together.
Self-driving cars, robotics and automation may sound utopian to you. But author Nicholas Carr says we're in danger of ceding too much responsibility, including complex moral choices, to machines.
Have we cut a Faustian pact with network providers and content platforms, relinquishing privacy for the pleasures of a "fingertap of desire"? Maybe. But Internet expert Monica Horten says it's not too late.
Do social media shape collective action? Professor Helen Margetts, co-author of a new book called "Political Turbulence" says they do. By allowing us to make "micro-donations" it's easy to join a cause.
In 1956, the first video tape recorders hit the market. It was almost another 10 years before they became part of "home entertainment." Bet you've still got a few VHS tapes lying around…
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