March 23, 2017 Steve Avery

Image: Apple When a young boy identified only as Roman couldn’t wake up his unconscious mother, he did what any astute, technologically-adept four-year-old would do: He used his mother’s finger to unlock her phone, and then asked Siri to call emergency services. The boy’s actions saved his mother, but the…

February 15, 2017 Nicole Latta

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images reader comments 3 Share this story Depictions of the future in books and film are usually influenced by what’s going on at the time, reflecting social malaise, impending armageddon, or economic anxieties. The robots in classic sci-fi usually resembled humans, as most authors assumed they would…

February 14, 2017 Rebecca MacLary

reader comments 129 Share this story Humans must become cyborgs and develop a direct high-bandwidth connection with machines or risk irrelevance and obsolescence, says Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Musk’s latest cheery thoughts were imparted at the World Government Summit in the UAE. “Over time I think we will…