Cyber attackers aiming to target a country would aim to knock out the electricity supply, experts have argued.

The future is heading towards us pell-mell, bringing new opportunities for hackers to exploit. We can even predict what areas those might be in, base(...)

Using its pattern-recognition tech, iCare can detect the difference between an adult or  child’s swiping or touchscreen behaviour with up to 97% accuracy. Photograph: iStock

From running up huge bills on the App Store to accessing inappropriate content on YouTube, there are countless horrific scenarios when kids get hold o(...)

A soft robot designed in the form of a salamander  on display at the National University of Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus; others wriggle their way inside an a(...)

 Employees at Chemayi in Dream Town, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.   The start-up, which offers car repair services through a smartphone app, is staying rent-free in Dream Town. Photograph: Jes Aznar/The New York Times

In Dream Town, a collection of boxy office buildings on the gritty edge of the historic city of Hangzhou, one tiny company is developing a portable 3D(...)

Markings etched on an unearthed piece of a stone axe in eastern China’s Zhejiang province.  Photograph: AP

Archaeologists digging in eastern China believe they have discovered some of the world’s oldest forms of primitive writing on stone axes dating from 5(...)