Tech

How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses
Once self-driving cars become the norm, what will we do with all that extra time? When we can sit back and let the car take the strain, what
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Our exploitative sexual culture must be resisted in the real world too
There's something very sad about what has happened to the internet, and how we discuss it. Remember, not long ago, when this was a cornucopia of democratic wonders,
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How to check out a potential partner online – without being creepy
Researching potential love interests online is par for the course these days – but admitting to it is another matter. In the first throes of romance there are
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How the smartphone killed off the Christmas gadget gift
November 12, 2013
Buying someone a gadget for Christmas might look harder than ever this year. In years gone by you might have bought the gadget freak in your life a ...read more
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The internet can harm, but can also be a child’s best tool for learning
November 4, 2013
From working with children and the internet for the past 15 years, I have learnt that it can be as harmful as we want it to be. If ...read more
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Children and the internet: a parent’s guide
November 4, 2013
You can't blame Jamie Oliver for being worried. As the father of Poppy, 11, Daisy, 10, Petal, four, and Buddy, three, he really needs some long-term tech ground ...read more
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Swedish children complain their parents spend too long on phones
November 1, 2013
More than a third of children in Sweden's cities complain that their parents spend too much time staring at phones and tablet computers, leading doctors in the country ...read more
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Google’s autocomplete spells out our darkest thoughts
October 23, 2013
It is a truth algorithmically acknowledged that a man needs to ejaculate and a woman needs to be put in her place. Perturbed by the prejudice of the ...read more
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Are teenagers really careless about online privacy?
October 22, 2013
They share, like, everything. How they feel about a song, their maths homework, life (it sucks). Where they'll be next; who they're with now. Photos, of themselves and ...read more
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UN Women ad uses real Google searches to show scope of sexism
October 21, 2013
Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature. Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy ...read more
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Which tablet computer is right for you?
October 21, 2013
Apple launches its new iPad on Tuesday. But since it first appeared in 2010, the market for tablet computers has been flooded with rivals of different sizes, brands ...read more
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Huffington: How to be a successful young leader
October 17, 2013
Media mogul Arianna Huffington says we need to break away from technology to be successful – and one day we'll have gadgets to help us do that. http://youtu.be/b16Pmxd4Pi8 ...read more
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Twitter goes public with an all male board
October 11, 2013
To much fanfare, microblogging site Twitter this week filed the paperwork that will allow it to list as a public entity on the US stock exchange. There was ...read more
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Fashionistas refresh wardrobes, swap clothes with new apps
October 10, 2013
Women with bulging closets who still feel they have nothing to wear can turn to new apps that will help them find designer dresses to rent or to ...read more
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AwesomenessTV boss talks YouTube networks for kids: ‘I don’t think we’re replacing television’
October 7, 2013
AwesomenessTV launched in the summer of 2012 as a YouTube multi-channel network (MCN) aimed at tweens and teenagers. In May 2013, it was acquired by DreamWorks Animation for ...read more