The Natural History Museum And Google Just Released 300,000 Digital Specimens Online

The Natural History Museum And Google Just Released 300,000 Digital Specimens Online

Oscar Williams  13.09.2016
The Natural History Museum has joined forces with Google to publish 300,000 digital specimens spanning millions of years. The unrivalled...
Tech Fans Await The Fish Main To Google's Nougat Starter

Tech Fans Await The Fish Main To Google's Nougat Starter

Stephen Ebbett  1.09.2016
It's hard not to predict a performance and power efficiency riot. Sailfish is thought to run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (the...
Google Is About To Make Surfing The Web A Lot Less Irritating

Google Is About To Make Surfing The Web A Lot Less Irritating

Oscar Williams  24.08.2016
Google will penalise sites that serve pop-up ads on mobile in its latest attempt to declutter the web. The firm revealed that pages with...
The Internet Is Actually Replacing Our Own Memory

The Internet Is Actually Replacing Our Own Memory

Sophie Gallagher  17.08.2016
Having Wikipedia on hand to resolve that argument in the pub might be useful, but it’s actually changing the way our memory works.  Researchers...
Ford Will Mass-Produce A Fully Autonomous Car By 2021

Ford Will Mass-Produce A Fully Autonomous Car By 2021

Oscar Williams  17.08.2016
Ford revealed yesterday that it will mass-produce a fully-driverless car for ride-hailing services by 2021, pitting itself against...
Google's New Video Calling App Duo Is Basically Just Social Blackmail

Google's New Video Calling App Duo Is Basically Just Social Blackmail

Thomas Tamblyn  16.08.2016
The great news is that Knock Knock is an entirely optional feature - you can turn it off. That said, the fact it exists at all shows that...
Is Siri Racist? Why Virtual Assistants Can't Understand Accents

Is Siri Racist? Why Virtual Assistants Can't Understand Accents

Philip Ellis  10.08.2016
It's a common enough complaint about smartphones. For all the wonderful things they can do, for all the ways they make our lives easier...
No, Palestine Has Not Been 'Deleted' From Google Maps

No, Palestine Has Not Been 'Deleted' From Google Maps

Louise Ridley  10.08.2016
Thousands of people are calling on Google to “reinstate” Palestine after reports the state was deleted from its maps service,...
Digital Democracy Meets the Oligarchs Uptown

Digital Democracy Meets the Oligarchs Uptown

Dr Richard Barbrook  2.08.2016
Can social media truly liberate the minds of the masses from the corporate propaganda of the mainstream media? Is it possible to imagine...
Your Android Phone Will Now Help The Emergency Services Find You More Quickly

Your Android Phone Will Now Help The Emergency Services Find You More Quickly

Oscar Williams  27.07.2016
Google has launched an emergency location service for Android users that could save thousands of lives a year, the tech giant claims....
Pokemon Go Away: Halt The Take-Over

Pokemon Go Away: Halt The Take-Over

Tobias Harris  20.07.2016
Pokémon Go shows the frightening ease for technology to hijack reality. The game eliminates the boundary between real and virtual, where...
Professional Emojis Are No Longer Men Only

Professional Emojis Are No Longer Men Only

Sophie Gallagher  15.07.2016
Every day 90% of the world’s population uses emojis to express the things we can’t quite find the words for (or just because...
Pokemon Go Never Had Access To Your Emails

Pokemon Go Never Had Access To Your Emails

Oscar Williams  12.07.2016
Niantic, the games developer behind Pokemon GO, has responded to claims that the app is able to read players’ emails and access...
How To Delete Yourself (And Your Searches) From Google's Memory

How To Delete Yourself (And Your Searches) From Google's Memory

Thomas Tamblyn  8.07.2016
Your Google account is a powerful tool. Through tracking and artificial intelligence it helps shapes Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube...