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Facing realities

Face-recognition technology has suddenly become much more powerful. That, as Tom Standage argues, has troubling implications for privacy

Time Trials

Smartwatches have not been strapped to wrists as snappily as expected. Alexandra Suich takes their pulse

Rocket Men

The rivalry between two billionaires is reducing the cost of space travel. Tom Standage climbs into the cockpit

Charging ahead

Some of the new electric cars are great to drive. Matthew Symonds looks under the bonnet