In this special report, TIME asks: Is interactive technology uniting the world, or pushing us apart?
Talk to your thermostat, surf from the toilet, phone your fridge. And while you're at it, could you fix me a sandwich?
Big Brother is watching the Net. Do you know how much he knows about you? Do you care?
Is technology relevant? Ask a wheelchair-bound ham operator, poor Indian farmers and an expat son worried about his ill dad
A bill to grant the island of Corsica more autonomy could weaken France's centralized political system
Novgorod's 1,000-year-old psalter attests to its eternal independent spirit
Alcatel's pursuit of beleaguered Lucent is the latest surprising move by the French telecom's ambitious CEO
When a Market Goes to Market
Poland's shipyards are leading a second revolution as the country's marine construction steams ahead
The stars didn't shine at this year's fest, but some of the films did from steamy sadomasochism to warm family dramas
Four centuries after being expelled by astronomy, astrology reapplies for a place in university life
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