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  • Work different

    Ryan Priest 09 Jun 2021
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook’s call for his employees to return to their offices at least three times a week by September has been met with a detailed response that effectively tells him, “Nah.” His initial ...

  • The non-fungible kind

    Ryan Priest 05 May 2021
  • Not long ago, somewhere in Mebane, North Carolina, Zoë Roth – better known as the Disaster Girl meme – picked up her phone and consulted Kyle Craven – better known as the Bad Luck Brian meme – ...

  • The tedium is the message

    Ryan Priest 22 Apr 2021
  • The president of football’s crumbling European Super League project has cited teenagers’ enjoyment of video games as a reason to constantly pit the continent’s elite teams against each other like ...

  • The tracks of National Rail’s tears

    Ryan Priest 14 Apr 2021
  • To the meme generation he was simply known as the Airplane Mode Prince, but it seems nobody has taken the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh quite as hard as National Rail. Users of the website woke ...

  • Bamby on thin ice

    Ryan Priest 24 Mar 2021
  • YouTube has claimed it rushed to remove an offensive rap advert before the Advertising Standards Authority’s verdict on it even came in. The promo for Bamby H2O, an artist with fewer Instagram ...

  • The battle of the poms

    Ryan Priest 17 Mar 2021
  • A Pennsylvania mum has been charged with multiple counts of harassment after reportedly using deepfake technology to oust her daughter’s cheerleading rivals. In a current-day reimagining of Sophie ...

  • Pay-in-three is a slur

    Ryan Priest 11 Mar 2021
  • PayPal is taking its seductive “buy now, pay later” service to Australia, after successful roll-outs in Britain and the US saw it handle more than £540m of transactions by the end of 2020. It’s ...

  • We shan’t forget

    Ryan Priest 04 Mar 2021
  • Online genealogy platform MyHeritage has embraced deep learning with its Deep Nostalgia service, which allows users to crudely animate photos of their long-dead descendants – or, let’s face it, ...

  • World's first computer faced a gnawing dilemma

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 24 Feb 2021
  • The ENIAC is 75 years old. This complex piece of kit from the 1940s was the world’s first computer. It was commissioned by the US army to calculate missile trajectories. It was officially launched ...

  • The mystery novel coronavirus

    Ryan Priest 17 Feb 2021
  • Scientists have been using machine learning to pick out the animal kingdom’s prime suspects for the next coronavirus, and we’re sorry to report it spells party over for a number of familiar ...

  • Better call Ron

    Ryan Priest 10 Feb 2021
  • A Texan lawyer has helped the internet through its Handforth Parish Council comedown by donning a sad kitten filter in virtual court. “I believe you have a filter turned on in your video settings,” ...

  • Funkier than a Moskito tweeter

    Ryan Priest 03 Feb 2021
  • The husband and wife who made hundreds of millions selling Bebo to AOL before buying it back for a relative pittance five years later have spent lockdown planning to relaunch the site (again). In a ...

  • Address is a proxy, mate

    Ryan Priest 27 Jan 2021
  • Worldwide VPN downloads reportedly reached 277 million last year, with one reason for the surge being a lockdown-induced appetite to circumvent streaming services’ geo-restrictions. How can anyone ...

  • Levanstoleski

    Ryan Priest 20 Jan 2021
  • One of Donald Trump’s last acts as US president was to pardon Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer who faced 18 months for being caught with his fingers in the intellectual till. Citing ...

  • Doubting Thomas

    Ryan Priest 13 Jan 2021
  • As a rule of thumb, we wish only misery and ruin on Bitcoin investors for daring to make the phenomenon sound any more sophisticated than a Bet365 advert. But our maniacal propensity for ...