Last week a teenager from Yeovil did exactly that, so we thought we'd weigh up the positives and negatives, with the help of a couple of experts.
With Planned Parenthood Direct, a new app piloting in California, you can order an STD test and have the results processed with a few easy swipes on your smartphone.
These are the men who vape. Here are their stories.
I don't know what it is exactly, but sentences like "I think my Wi-Five is broken" make my blood boil.
I took this job to escape loneliness, to give myself something to do, but I find myself more alone than ever.
A Canadian politician named Deborah Drever is under fire for controversial images on her Instagram and Facebook accounts, including one that was captioned "gay boyz."
Technology has been both a help and a massive hindrance to the blind community.
It may not bring about world peace, but Verona hopes to create greater empathy between those on both sides of one of the planet's oldest conflicts.
As coding goes mainstream, Becky Stern is encouraging crafters to make their own wearable tech.
Tech journalist Geoff White and ethical hacker Glenn Wilkinson show audiences how to take cybersecurity into their own hands.
Mobile gambling alone could be worth $100 billion by the end of this decade. But the collaboration between addictive technology and the old-school world of casino gambling faces several ideological conflicts.
We've got five different skin tones to choose from with the new emoji keyboard—but when you start playing the representation game, you're always going to leave someone out.
In 2008, Enric Duran stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from European banks to start a progressive hacktivist commune. Nathan Schneider traveled to Catalonia to meet the man, who is still on the run from the authorities.
We went to the Virtual Reality Los Angeles Spring Expo to find out.
The presumed 2016 candidate is taking selfies, talking about 3-D printing, and doing Meerkats, but will any of that help him win over young voters?
DARPA's researchers are hard at work creating biotechnology straight out of science fiction.
Facebook announced today that users will now be able to designate someone to manage their pages after they go on to that great social network in the sky.
Iggy Azalea became the butt of many jokes this week when she ranted on Twitter about a Papa John's pizza delivery guy giving out her phone number, but her pizza feud exposes serious privacy issues.
The app allows airline workers to upload video footage of suspected trafficking cases and gives the humanitarian group Airline Ambassadors a way to count the number of tips reported to the DHS.
Hsieh would often disappear for days at a time inside an internet cafe in Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan, to binge on computer games. But on January 8, after playing for three days straight, he collapsed and died of a cardiac arrest.
The free app allows sex workers to raise the alarm about violent clients by broadcasting a short message describing the person and the incident to other sex workers nearby.
While speculation grows about who hacked Sony Pictures and published tens of gigabytes of their confidential information, a hacker from the team responsible has claimed they're North Korean and told us to go fuck ourselves.
"With Facebook and their clients now knowing where you eat, where you travel, where you shop, and who you are with, they could have a detailed database covering all aspects of users' lives."
We investigate the future of love and sex in the digital age—including the evolution of the porn industry, "teledildonics," and the very real possibility of virtual romances.