I was a third-world warlord

by Phil Elmore -- A war has been raging since October. Recently, it saw its greatest battle – a conflict that broke records for size, scope and amount of damage. On Monday, more…

Is your fridge sending malicious emails?

by Phil Elmore -- Progress is a funny thing. The obsession with being connected to the Internet at all times, in all places, from all devices, can, does and will have unintended more…

How celebs hang themselves via Twitter

by Phil Elmore -- It is said that you should not meet your heroes. This is because those people we venerate, those people we idolize, are simply people, who may disappoint us more…

Libthink: Technology is magic

by Phil Elmore -- The utter debacle that is Obamacare, the government takeover of private health care in the United States, continues to produce unintended consequences. The most recent of these is more…

In memory of AK-47 mastermind

by Phil Elmore -- His name was Mikhail Kalshnikov. He was 94 years old. He died this week a hero of Russia, having lent his name and his engineering skill to the more…

Filter what you say on Facebook … please!

by Phil Elmore -- It's the sort of headline that grabs attention but doesn't exactly tell the whole story: "Tourist walks off pier while browsing Facebook." The Guardian reported yesterday that a more…

Automation and liberals' greed

by Phil Elmore -- You've heard the story. According to Kent Basson, it "is generally assumed that the word 'sabotage' [has] its origins in the French word sabot, which refers to a more…

Suicidal, 'gay' … and a raging jerk

by Phil Elmore -- His name is Nick Starr, and he's apparently a raging jerk. Starr is the Google Glass "fanatic" who walked into a Seattle café in November and was subsequently more…

Beware cyber-scammers – now more than ever

by Phil Elmore -- The next time you see an ASCII art helicopter in the comments of a YouTube video could be your last. The Google-owned video-sharing giant announced recently that it more…