Glenn McDonald

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

The evolution of the iPad

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...

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

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.

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

Drones behaving badly: Dark skies ahead

Drones behaving badly: Dark skies ahead

Technical advances -- and questionable use -- are fast accelerating the need for policies regarding the unmanned future of our skies

Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks.

Good-bye, keyboard: The future of input devices is (almost) here

Good-bye, keyboard: The future of input devices is (almost) here

The end of typing as we know it may be a gesture, a blink or a thought away

Top 10 tech conspiracy theories of all time

Top 10 tech conspiracy theories of all time

From Wingdings to wage fixing, a leisurely scroll through some infamous IT intrigues

Weird science: The 10 oddest tech stories of 2014

Weird science: The 10 oddest tech stories of 2014

Online telepaths, culinary AI, criminal drones -- the tech world was full of offbeat surprises this year

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