Glenn McDonald

Glenn McDonald is a freelance writer, editor, and game designer based in lovely Chapel Hill, N.C.

The evolution of the iPad

Can the internet crash? How the unthinkable could happen

Can the internet crash? How the unthinkable could happen

If the dark day comes when the internet does experience a global crash, the thing that takes it down will be, almost by definition, the thing we didn't see coming.

Strange and scary IoT hacks

Strange and scary IoT hacks

The Internet of Things has provided a worldwide digital playground for hackers, pranksters and those who would thwart them and here are 9 of the most unnerving.

Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it.

Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it.

The browser isn't as glamorous as it used to be, but it's still among the most powerful and reliable tools of the Information Age. On the 25th anniversary of Mosaic – remember that? – take our quiz on the history and technology of...

Weird science: The 9 strangest tech stories of 2017

Weird science: The 9 strangest tech stories of 2017

The last 12 months have brought significant developments in what retro-future technologies

10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

Speech recognition, gesture control and brain-computer interface systems are changing how we talk to our machines. Oh, and don’t forget about those digital tattoos.

Sneak a peek at the smartphone of tomorrow

Sneak a peek at the smartphone of tomorrow

What will your phone look like in ten years? We tour the design schools and research labs to discover the innovations coming to our mobile devices.

Danger, danger! 10 alarming examples of AI gone wild

Danger, danger! 10 alarming examples of AI gone wild

Our dystopian future of machine learning breaking bad is already unfolding before our eyes

Behold the awesome office of the future

Behold the awesome office of the future

From shape-shifting furniture to holographic displays, the workplace of the future promises more than just another day at the office

Weird science! 10 strangest tech stories of 2016

Weird science! 10 strangest tech stories of 2016

From erotic robotics to biotech for defying death, tech news sketched out a truly weird future coming soon

Weird science: 10 strange tech stories from 2015

Weird science: 10 strange tech stories from 2015

From AI bosses to human batteries to samurai robots, the tech world never ceases to amaze

10 'Star Wars' technologies that are almost here

10 'Star Wars' technologies that are almost here

Lightsabers, landspeeders, protocol droids -- the Force is stronger in today's research labs than you might think

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