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Opinion: Jackie Waring: Ada’s science and technology legacy lives on for women

TODAY is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Ada, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron and his…

Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous: Digital Photography Review

Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II changed the camera industry forever. In more ways than one. Looking back, I can’t honestly say I recognized the long-term impact of Canon’s big announcement…

Hey kids, don’t use your smartphone to do your Homework | Opinion

By Arnold Glass Homework, the bane of students since the era of one-room schoolhouses, has taken an unexpected – and unfortunate — turn with the rise of smartphones a decade…

Opinion | Technology vs. Covid-19: Assessing the Threats

He proposed “guardrails around technology” to limit surveillance and political advertising on social media, promote a healthy free press, and introduce new international norms — “the equivalent of a Geneva…

Opinion | Don’t Let Amazon Get Any Bigger

We tend to credit Amazon’s enormous reach to its inventiveness. Jeff Bezos has built a logistics operation that rivals UPS and FedEx in the volume of packages it delivers to…

Opinion | Trump is losing his new ‘Cold War’ with China

The administration’s fear of China has led it to imitate Beijing, sabotaging America’s premier strength: fair, innovative and competitive markets governed by the rule of law. The shenanigans over TikTok…

Opinion | The White House coronavirus outbreak shows that testing alone is not enough

But the castle walls were penetrated — presumably by an asymptomatic carrier, a covid-era Trojan horse — and infections among the president’s circle have cascaded out this week. The spotlight…

Talk of a scientific rift is a dangerous distraction in the fight against Covid-19 | Stephen Buranyi | Opinion

The cardinal rule of coronavirus policy is that you must follow “the science”. Or, at the very least, you must say that you are. After the US’s disastrous response to…

Opinion | Social Media Needs an Election Declaration of Conscience

Such a united front wouldn’t just be symbolic. “If you had the platforms together making a statement of their values, then when they take action, it creates a permission structure…

Technical education is needed to create tomorrow’s essential workers and leaders | Opinion

By Todd Bonsall Each generation strives to make its mark. As an educator, I am especially encouraged by the passion and determination of today’s youth to be part of something…