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  • Let’s take back control, unless we have to get up

    Ryan Priest 16 Jan 2019
  • Mobile phone recycling comparison site Recyclezone has put together the findings of a survey that asked which household tasks Brits were most keen to palm off on smart technology, and you don’t ...

  • New CISO is dead serious about security

    Cliff Saran - Managing Editor 15 Jan 2019
  • Our new CISO has just issued a warning across the company. He's going to blame staff for any blunders. And he's going to make sure they NEVER do it again...

  • No way, Osé

    Ryan Priest 09 Jan 2019
  • This year’s CES organisers have succeeded in preserving every male tech nerd stereotype by crumbling over a small reminder that real vaginas exist. The Osé personal massager’s upcoming innovation ...

  • Cliff’s law

    Ryan Priest 03 Jan 2019
  • A new year begins, and the search continues for whoever was behind the Gatwick drones fiasco that grounded hundreds of flights over the Christmas period. Our first port of call would be Chris ...

  • Mission: Interpolation

    Ryan Priest 05 Dec 2018
  • Tom Cruise has posted a video alongside Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie, encouraging fans to adjust their television settings to improve their viewing experience of the ...

  • Formula 1’s favourite IT boy

    Ryan Priest 29 Nov 2018
  • Lewis Hamilton has used his appearance at an HPE Discover event in Madrid to step out of his little car and take an unexpected walk down memory lane, regaling the tech crowd with tales from his ...

  • There’s a human in my florist

    Ryan Priest 22 Nov 2018
  • The season of festive advertising is upon us, and this year’s key theme is Guilt Olympics. Whether it be Visa, John Lewis or Iceland, firms are lining up to tell you not to even think about ...

  • Raabbit in your headlights

    Ryan Priest 15 Nov 2018
  • Dominic Raab’s resignation from his stint as Brexit secretary will presumably see him evade all accountability for the promises he recently gave the tech industry about the benefits of leaving the ...

  • Samsung phone folds like a cheap suit

    Ryan Priest 08 Nov 2018
  • Samsung has unveiled something resembling a VTech learning toy to try to maintain its foothold in the smartphone market. Commentators humoured the announcement, though, referring to the ...

  • The revolution will not be pasteurised

    Ryan Priest 01 Nov 2018
  • It’s been almost a year since Downtime talked emojis, but from far-right tool bag Jair Bolsonaro seizing power in Brazil to a supermarket magazine editor thinking it’s normal to reply to a ...

  • Paint me like one of your French GANs

    Ryan Priest 25 Oct 2018
  • World-renowned auction house Christie’s has offered up its first ever artwork created by an algorithm, but as usual with artificial intelligence (AI), there’s an elephant in the room: it’s crap. ...

  • A smartphone for your smartphone?

    Clare McDonald - Business Editor 17 Oct 2018
  • As if smartphone devices aren't already taking over our lives enough, a US company has launched a miniature phone to act as a companion to your main device. In a world where smartphones are ...

  • Algorithm gets cancelled

    Ryan Priest 11 Oct 2018
  • Amazon has had to rein in the artificial intelligence it was using to help vet job applicants after picking up on its male chauvinist tendencies. As is the case with its human bigot counterparts, ...

  • Russian cyber crime sends us crackers

    Ryan Priest 04 Oct 2018
  • The UK government has condemned Russia’s military intelligence service for a variety of cyber attacks in its routinely stern way, but at this point, we might as well be told about this kind of ...

  • Delivered and read

    Ryan Priest 27 Sep 2018
  • If you were to make a list of things least worthy of your tears, the wistful tale of a man who sold his soul to Facebook for billions of dollars would surely nestle somewhere between, say, Tim Cook ...

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