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Outlook could soon be the tone police for your emails

If you’re missing the days when Clippy would keep a watchful eye over your Microsoft Word scribblings like an overbearing parent, then you may be...

Boston Dynamics’ viral appeal is undeniable, but where will the money come from?

Boston Dynamics has a long history of producing videos that briefly make the internet lose its collective minds, and the latest one is no exception....

For some reason, Facebook thinks you’ve been craving VR meetings

Yesterday, a CBS tweet caused all manner of speculations as it promised a “special announcement about the future of Facebook.”  The announcement may as well have...

Huawei chairman claims company will one day regain “smartphone throne”

You’ve got to admire the optimism. Huawei chairman Guo Ping is clearly a man who doesn’t so much view the glass as half empty, but...

From phones to bones: Study shows the potential health impact of lead mining

There are many problems with the marketer's dream that smartphones should be upgraded every two years, with ethical violations at practically every point on the...

Surprise, surprise: social media incentivises outrage, researchers find

Right up there with previous studies confirming that pigs like mud and that breakfast cereals pair well with milk, a new paper shows something most...

Google could have a foldable Pixel 6 in the works

A few weeks ago, Google surprised everyone by tweeting the first details of its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones without any prompting whatsoever.  While...

If you’re over 30, it’s safer not to use emoji

Language can be a tricky thing, even when there shouldn’t be any ambiguity at all. Case in point, during a 1977 jaunt to Poland, President...

This imitation Netflix is a tribute to the best fake movies

For plenty of us, actually watching stuff on Netflix is a surprisingly small percentage of time spent on the app. The rest is spent scrolling...

Colourful MacBook Airs could be on the way

If you go to buy a MacBook Air today, you have three choices: space grey (grey), silver (shiny grey) or gold (ostentatiously not grey). But...

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