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  • Project Gertrude

    Ryan Priest 02 Sep 2020
  • As a pig called Gertrude demonstrated Neuralink’s brain implant technology – spiking in mental activity whenever she thought about food before toiling on a treadmill for an inconsequential period ...

  • For your iPod only

    Ryan Priest 20 Aug 2020
  • Former iPod engineer David Shayer has revealed Apple worked on a “top secret” project to create a “special” version of the device for the US government in 2005. Shayer claimed only he and three ...

  • Niall Ferguson is inane

    Ryan Priest 13 Aug 2020
  • Historian Niall Ferguson’s article about TikTok claims the app plays a pivotal role in China’s imperial ambitions, an argument rendered instantly moot by his declaration that he, like us, doesn’t ...

  • Like a chief in broad daylight

    Ryan Priest 05 Aug 2020
  • The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have all spoken to US Congress in a joint video call to face some stern questions, one of which being: “Do you believe that the Chinese government ...

  • Goats on Zoom

    Ryan Priest 29 Jul 2020
  • Lancashire’s Cronkshaw Fold Farm is pimping out its portfolio of goats for video-conference appearances to fund its investment in renewable technology. That’s right, at just a fiver a pop, remote ...

  • The secret managing director

    Ryan Priest 23 Jul 2020
  • The managing director of a Premier League side almost cost their club £1m when their email address was hacked during a transfer negotiation – but who could it be? Our first guess was Richard Arnold ...

  • Live from the Lord Moon of the Mall (Pt. II)

    Ryan Priest 16 Jul 2020
  • “You’ve got to wear a face nappy if you want to come in here,” chunters a half-cut Tim Martin as Matt Hancock enters the Lord Moon of the Mall. “Only joking,” he slurs. “Who am I to tell the health ...

  • Live from the Lord Moon of the Mall

    Ryan Priest 10 Jul 2020
  • Matt Hancock’s latest app assignment has proven more of a head-scratcher than that one he released about himself, and as he dithers and delays at his desk over the release of anything serviceable ...

  • Doubling down with Nick Clegg

    Ryan Priest 01 Jul 2020
  • As the Stop Hate for Profit campaign inspires over 150 major companies and counting to pull their advertising from Facebook, its appeaser-in-chief has slid open his webcam cover and got back to ...

  • Eau de you think you are?

    Ryan Priest 24 Jun 2020
  • A bunch of olfactory obsessives have blasted through their Kickstarter campaign target to start making bottles of fragrance purported to smell like space. Just as Robin Williams once lorded it over ...

  • Artificial ignorance

    Ryan Priest 11 Jun 2020
  • Microsoft’s move to replace MSN.com’s human editors with artificial intelligence has resulted in the software misidentifying one woman of colour for another – before regurgitating other outlets’ ...

  • The robot league

    Ryan Priest 03 Jun 2020
  • Restaurants in the Netherlands have been easing themselves back into business with the help of robotic waiting staff, going some way to repair the profession’s reputation after China’s automated ...

  • A sitemap for sore eyes

    Ryan Priest 27 May 2020
  • When Dominic Cummings wasn’t using his press conference to brag about how many trees his dad has, you can bet he was going on about being into viruses before anyone else. The thing is, deep down, ...

  • Gov. U OK?

    Ryan Priest 20 May 2020
  • These times of ours, you might have heard, are being described as both “strange” and “unprecedented”. There’s also been some talk of a “new normal”, although while for some that means extra-long ...

  • Spot the difference

    Ryan Priest 13 May 2020
  • Remember before the pandemic, when news of robotics firms and their increasingly capable creations filled us with dread? Well, to paraphrase Tim from The Office, we never thought we’d say this, but ...

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