19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets death penalty in Boston Marathon bombing

  A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death on Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a “kid” who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.   The decision in America’s most closely watched terrorism trial in decades— which came just over two years after the April 15, 2013, bombing that killed ... Read More »

Unlock latent talent for the 21st century

    When financial policymakers attempt to promote economic growth, they almost invariably focus on looking for new ways to unleash capital. But, although this approach may have worked in the past, it risks giving short shrift to the role that talent plays in generating and realising the ideas that make growth possible. Indeed, in a future of rapid technological ... Read More »

All the Internet addresses will be gone by the summer

      Engineers who created 4.3 billion Internet Protocol addresses back in 1981 probably thought that by the time we ran through all those, we’d be puttering around in flying cars. Flying cars are going to be a while, but it looks like our IP numbers are finally up: The American Registry for Internet Numbers, the group that hands ... Read More »

Tech groups valued at $1bn are risky business for small investors

      When Apple went public 35 years ago, anyone who lived in Massachusetts and wanted to buy shares was out of luck. State regulators there decided the company was just too risky for individual investors and banned brokers from selling the stock to the general public. Standards for protecting “the little guy” have changed a lot since then. ... Read More »

Home technology innovation

    A decade or two hence, when some student architect writes a paper on the history of the automated home, he or she will discover a series of watershed moments that preceded the “perfect storm” that led us to the current terrain of tech in the home. While an exhaustive study will go all the way back to Nikola ... Read More »

Babies don’t need smartphones: Column

    Think, for a moment, about the day-to-day life of a 2-year-old. They’ve conquered walking, and potty training is on the horizon. Words are springing forth and the assertiveness that comes with life experience is already testing the little one’s parents. Nothing in the house is safe anymore. More than two-thirds of 2-year-olds are also using tablets, more than ... Read More »

Ad-blocking technology poised to make mobile Net less neutral

    Having trouble seeing the link between the Verizon-AOL deal and the need for net neutrality regulations? Some new reporting by the Financial Times should help clear things up for you. The FT’s Robert Cookson revealed Thursday that at least one major European mobile network is planning to use technology from Shine, an Israeli startup, to block ads from ... Read More »

Let’s build additional supports to get women into science

  The benefits of these investments are significant, with pharmaceutical companies alone employing 60,000 directly, paying €3bn in taxes, and generating half our national exports (some €55bn in 2011). Throughout the recession, the pharmaceutical sector showed strong job growth and given recent announcements, this momentum shows no sign of abating – provided we maintain our competitive advantage. Multinationals have a ... Read More »

This Is Why Tech Bubbles Actually Happen

  We tap our phone, we expect to be able to make a call, send a text or open an app. We key in our PIN at an ATM, we expect to get cash. We punch in a time on the office microwave, we expect our lunch to heat up. In short, when we depend on technology for countless everyday ... Read More »

Protection 1 Teams Up with Designing Spaces – Military Makeover to Donate a Home Security and Automation System to a U.S. Marine Veteran and his Family

    Protection 1, the largest full-service business and home security company in the U.S., today announced that it will donate a home security and automation system and monitoring to a selected U. S. Marine Veteran and his family as part of its participation in an upcoming Designing Spaces – Military Makeover episode. Designing Spaces – Military Makeover is part ... Read More »