Glenn McDonald

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

Can the internet crash? How the unthinkable could happen

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.

The evolution of the iPad

The evolution of the iPad

With the release of the third-generation iPad Pro, it’s a good time to take a look at the evolution of Apple’s game-changing tablet.

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

EvilCo! 8 sinister sci-fi corporations (you could be working for soon)

EvilCo! 8 sinister sci-fi corporations (you could be working for soon)

Technical advances and the profit motive don’t always mix to the benefit of society

The most expensive PCs in computing history

The most expensive PCs in computing history

Raspberry Pi-like specs at recreational vehicle prices -- as computed in today's dollars

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