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June 19, 2019  2:52 PM

Puss in briefs

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A Pakistani politician has played down the embarrassment of one of his briefings being streamed live to Facebook with the cat filter...

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June 13, 2019  11:37 AM

Some reflections on Black Mirror

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The fifth series of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror landed on Netflix this month, and we were surprised to find it’s moved away from making terrifying technology predictions to become an unwitting homage to the


June 7, 2019  2:05 PM

No tunes left to buy

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The absorption of iTunes as we know it into three new entertainment apps – Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV – has sent us down yet another nostalgic rabbit hole.

It’s the app we’ve come to associate with...


May 29, 2019  1:09 PM

The Psyduck of sleep

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The Pokémon Company has revealed its development of Pokémon Sleep, an app that will track players’ sleeping time...


May 22, 2019  2:22 PM

Amazon vs Amazon

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What happens when the Amazon rainforest, globally cherished as the lungs of the planet, asks a company that named itself after it not to enjoy exclusive use of the .amazon domain extension?

Where do we turn for arbitrary rulings like this? Where can we find a fair...


May 15, 2019  3:47 PM

Clout drought

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When Anna Wintour failed to extend a single Met Gala invite to anyone from Computer Weekly this year, she sent out a clear message to the entire world: tech is out.

We were left to only imagine what our resident influencers might have done with this...


May 2, 2019  1:43 PM

Death of a fireplace salesman

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Theresa May has wielded the axe on her notoriously slapdash defence secretary after deeming him responsible for...


April 23, 2019  11:44 PM

Sorry Cadwalladr, I misunderstood

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Carole Cadwalladr has used her TED talk to highlight Facebook’s obfuscation regarding political adverts on its site, calling for Mark Zuckerberg to hold a TED talk of his...


April 11, 2019  3:08 PM

Black holes and ejaculations

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There’s a bookshop located in Old Street Station near our office where we can sometimes be found nonchalantly perusing the blurbs of various works of literature during our lunch break.

The other day, we gave the back of Steven Pinker’s...


April 4, 2019  9:57 AM

Remembering Google+

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We remember Google not letting us comment on a YouTube video until we signed up to its barren and now extinct social media platform like it was yesterday, if only in the sense that it’s one of the last memories we have of it.

It meaning nothing to...


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