You can track everything: the parents who digitise their babies lives

March 11, 2019

Socks that record heart rate and cots that mimic the womb might promise parents peace of mind but is the data given to tech firms a fair exchange? You don’t need to spend much time in the presence of a small child and an iPhone to feel a little embarrassed. One-year-olds hypnotised by creepy Baby Shark ephemera on YouTube; two-year-olds who can swipe before they can talk; my own five-year-old…

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‘Screaming nightmare’: William Shatner boldly goes into VR

September 14, 2018

Star Treks Captain Kirk voices concerns about virtual reality after simulating a stroll on Mars As Captain Kirk in Star Trek, William Shatner took us to places” where no mortal has gone before”, with narratives that foreshadowed the invention of the mobile phone and tablet computers. Now, in real life, the actor is exploring virtual reality- but he craves the entertainment industry to be aware of its potential detrimental impact…

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No Mans Sky developer Sean Murray: It was as bad as things can get

August 15, 2018

Murray and Hello Games coded a near-infinite macrocosm and subsisted a harassment ordeal. For two years, theyve fixed by the game that put them on the map and led to death threats Sean Murray does not like talking to the press. He says this several times when we satisfy at the Guildford roles of Hello Games, the developing studio he founded in 2008 with Grant Duncan, Ryan Doyle and David…

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How the alt-right are resurfacing old tweets to get Trump’s critics fired

August 10, 2018

In the room of a week Dan Harmon, Trevor Noah and James Gunn have appreciated offensive jokes they attained in the past resurface It’s the kind of scandal that has become ubiquitous in the past few years: someone discloses an offensive social media post or problematic previous chip of employment from a public figure’s past. It commonly ends with a public apology, and often a firing. There have been at…

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Im a woman about to turn 60: heres what Ive learned about life | Suzanne Moore

August 6, 2018

Never worry about what others think, as they will think it anyway, there is only one anti-ageing serum I would recommend and dont lie about how old you are What do ladies actually want? To be told:” Good on ya for that Nobel prize winner .” Too often, people seem to think it is,” You’ve lost weight ,” or,” You don’t appear your age”- which is just a space of…

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Three YouTube stars fall to their deaths at waterfall in Canada

July 29, 2018

Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were vloggers for High On Life, an extreme travel channel Three young YouTube stars have died at a waterfall in Canada. Police mentioned Ryker Gamble, Alexey Lyakh and Megan Scraper were swimming at the top of Shannon Falls in British Columbia on Tuesday when they” stole and fell into a pool 30 metres below “. The trio belonged to High on Life, situations…

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China blocks HBO after John Oliver parody of Xi Jinping

June 28, 2018

The comedians mocking of the Chinese president and criticism of his regimes human rights record earns a ban for his shows network HBOs website has been blocked in China after censors on Chinese social media platform Weibo banned mentions of John Oliver following the British comedians parody of Chinese president Xi Jinping. According to the anti-censorship and monitoring group Greatfire.org, HBOs website was Weibo had censored new posts mentioning Oliver…

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Technology is driving us to distraction | James Williams

June 16, 2018

How often are you diverted from a task by the seductive lure of your mobile phone? And does it matter? In a landmark book, James Williams argues were losing the power to concentrate Imagine that youve just bought a new GPS device for your car. The first time you use it, it works as expected. However, on the second journey, it takes you to an address a few blocks away…

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‘It’s about expanding Earth’: could we build cities in space?

May 5, 2018

Meet the startup hoping to colonise the final frontier, one zero-gravity 3D printer at a time During the early weeks of his 167 -day stint aboard the Barry “Butch” Wilmore noticed that a torque wrench was missing.” It’s not uncommon for things to disappear in space ,” he tells me over the phone from the a moment captured in a photo that was shared with the world’s media at the…

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Author Brian Dear talks about the amazing PLATO computing system

March 15, 2018

Before Xerox Parc there was PLATO. This amazing calculating system came to life in 1960 and by the 1970 s was operating a number of graphical terminals well before the increases of Xerox PARC and the Alto. This wild little structure use some unique hardware and software to create true-life early educational computing jobs and writer Brian Dear has written an amazing book on development projects. Called Friendly Orange Glow:…

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