Tech

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Privacy or death — the final triumph of Big Tech

April 5, 2020 4:29 pm

Technology can be used to tell us where people are, where they’ve been and whether they have the disease

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The casual gamer’s guide to surviving quarantine

March 27, 2020 11:26 am

Time to dust off the ol’ controller

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Do Democrats really need Joe Biden to stay alive?

March 25, 2020 8:31 pm

A look ahead to America’s first hologram presidency

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Skype dates are the latest COVID-19 nightmare

March 23, 2020 4:56 pm

Coronavirus forces meet-cutes into the digital realm

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The Spectator’s guide to video conference etiquette

March 20, 2020 1:53 pm

The video call is digital Darwinism: make sure you aren’t the silenced

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Washington is furious at Boris’s Huawei bid

March 13, 2020 4:23 pm

The 5G deal is putting the UK-US trade deal in jeopardy

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Twitter is manipulating the election

March 9, 2020 6:17 pm

Context is everything

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How close is humanity to destroying itself?

March 5, 2020 1:03 pm

The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity by Toby Ord reviewed

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Is it unsafe to fly in a helicopter?

January 29, 2020 5:35 pm

Even if the main rotor on a helicopter fails, it will usually continue to turn and can be landed safely by a skillful pilot

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The West’s failure to create a Huawei alternative

January 29, 2020 7:42 am

Britain has accepted a massive security risk in return for Chinese 5G. How should America respond?

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The cars of the future

January 17, 2020 11:51 am

For those of us who enjoy a more leisurely driving experience, the future shines bright

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TikTok is the world’s fastest-growing — and goofiest — digital platform, but should we fear it?

January 16, 2020 11:52 am

The Chinese video app, which has more users than Snapchat and Twitter combined, is underpinned by some of the most sophisticated AI in the world

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Why do we keep ignoring TikTok’s security problems?

January 15, 2020 2:54 pm

The media ought to know better by now

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The risks and rewards of ransomware

January 8, 2020 10:43 am

The list of nation state suspects includes Russia, Iran, China, North Korea, India and South Korea

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Technological progress is as messy as Darwinian evolution

January 4, 2020 2:01 pm

Surprisingly often, a technology is invented for one purpose and sits around for ages before someone finds a better use for it

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Automation and the future of modern warfare

December 22, 2019 10:06 am

What role will micro drones play in the wars to come?

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Who will take on the behemoths of Big Tech?

December 12, 2019 11:53 am

Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles — and All of Us by Rana Foroohar reviewed

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Dave Rubin is here to solve ‘95 percent’ of the internet’s problems

December 9, 2019 10:10 am

‘I’m not trying to create an exclusive safe space for my content because I’m afraid of what the world thinks’

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How to disappear completely

December 9, 2019 8:27 am

The technological lowdown on keeping a digital low profile in a world without privacy

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Doorbell cameras offer a window to the wild

November 30, 2019 1:54 pm

The rise of devices like Ring and Nest has brought a love of candid-camera critters into the mainstream

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There’s no need to mourn the loss of Uber’s London license

November 27, 2019 11:53 pm

Call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the pottering black cab

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Leonardo da Virtual

November 27, 2019 6:21 pm

Mass tourism has overwhelmed our major museums. Could virtual reality be the solution?

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NASA’s multi-billion dollar Mars reality TV show green-lit for another season

November 27, 2019 9:50 am

A new lovable robot joins the cast in 2020

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How tech is trying to solve America’s trash pile-up

November 25, 2019 10:58 am

Some scientists believe that existing microbes in the ocean may already be eating plastic both on the surface and on the ocean floor

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E-scooters are a wretched species to be introduced into the urban ecosystem

November 23, 2019 8:07 am

DC is the Wild West of e-scooterdom: there are just too many operating here