Is Internet Addiction Real?

The recent murder of a mother in China, by her 16-year-old daughter, is suspected to be retribution for being forced to go to one of the country’s notorious internet addiction boot camps. Chen Xinran (not her real name) had been abducted after leaving work – she had dropped out of school – and taken to

What is Google Allo?

In a recent event, Google announced the release of Allo, which is a new smart messaging app built to work with both Android and iOS devices. While the app’s primary selling points are the many inbuilt chat features, there are also some productivity and security features that will definitely be of interest to professionals. The

Outer Space, Archeologists & Crowdsourcing

For centuries, archaeologists and looters have scoured every continent to find remnants of past civilizations: archaeologists want to analyze and preserve mankind’s history; yet looters dig for personal gain, destroy the sites during their raids and, sometimes, even the treasures they consider unsaleable. Now archeologists are turning to outer space to solve this challenge. The

Stay Safe While Playing in Virtual Reality

My first experience with playing in virtual reality was the quirky game ‘Job Simulator.’ Initially, everything was fun and the first few minutes were incident-free. I had strapped on my brand new VR (virtual reality) headset, which completely hid the real world from my view and transferred me to a kitchen of the future in