Umoove Experience uses eye tracking to control flight simulation

Motion tracking at eyeball level looks set to be a big game-changer in 2015

A forthcoming version of Assassin's Creed will come with an eye-tracking add-on, while Umoove Experience uses eye tracking to control flight simulation

A wearing a Vendetta mask using a laptop

KickAssTorrents down but comes straight back: why seizing file-sharing sites fails to stop pirates

Two of the most popular file-sharing sites have been taken offline in recent weeks — and both have come emerged again

Nao customer service robots are being trialled in Japanese banks in April

Robot revolution gathers pace – but at what cost to jobs?

Report says automation use will double over next 10 years

Robot dog: can we kick it? The terrifying questions about the future of military robots

Boston Dynamics' demonstration of its new robot dog ends with the message that no robots were harmed in making it — but will it always be that way?

Just one of many bad reviews that can be found on TripAdvisor

Uber drivers fight back: the companies writing online reviews of customers - and why we kind of deserve it

Just as we're prompted to rate companies, they are now rating us, too. And if we get ourselves a bad reputation the service can be withheld, says Rhodri Marsden
Dr Mirko Kovac's new generation of small‑but‑mighty machines mimic the activities of termites, grasshoppers and butterflies

Scientists developing drone technology are turning to the insect world for inspiration

Dr Mirko Kovac, director of the aerial robotics laboratory at Imperial College London, believes that small-but-mighty machines will bring good to humanity

In the past, if you heard a new song you liked, you would dance over to the jukebox and squint through the glass cover

Shazam: The progress and appeal of the 'what's that song?' app that's now worth $1 billion

Its success is testament to the idea’s cleverness and investors’ patience

Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

To celebrate its 70th anniversary, the Design Council will tomorrow name 70 of Britain's most exciting up-and-coming innovators. Here, we exclusively preview four of the most intriguing prototypes from these Ones to Watch

Pplkpr: If real friendship makes your heart beat faster, this absurdly-named app isn't for you

The app is designed to optimise relationships by monitoring our attitudes towards each other and prioritising certain people over others

Crowd scene: a film recorded during the riots in Hong Kong can be viewed ‘immersively’ using a virtual-reality headset
How do you like them Apples?: a happy customer celebrates after being the first person to purchase the iPhone 6 in London, last September

Record Apple profits: We addicts are all too happy to be milked for our cash

We have been brainwashed by the Cult Of Mac

Once you go Apple, you rarely go back

How Apple became so successful that its total revenue is bigger than the GDP of some countries

The tech firm has recorded the biggest quarterly profits ever made by a public company

Apple's secret behind its enormous profits? It's still the best

Apple just announce the biggest profits of any public company, ever. But its secret is simple: it's the best and it's going to get better, says David Phelan

Flippa and the revival of the internet's dead

The trade in digital real estate – auctioning off struggling websites – is brisk

The Oliver twins, Philip and Andrew, at work creating the 'Dizzy' arcade-adventure games in 1988

Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

For one moment three decades ago, the British computer-games industry was a few thousand kids with a cheap computer, a tape recorder and a punk-like passion for the mysteries of programming. As a retro version of the ZX Spectrum gears up for release, Rhodri Marsden charts the rise and fall of the video-game punks
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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions