Facebook is coding a whole new class system | Arwa Mahdawi

February 16, 2018

Forget income the new class signifiers are internet-connected devices and home ownership, according to the social network Facebook Facebook is coding a whole new class system Last modified on Tue 13 Feb 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Class according to Facebook Photograph: Guardian Design Team If you do your shopping on Ocado and have a penchant for avocados, youre probably fairly posh, right? In…


Can Our Phones Save Us From Our Phones?

February 15, 2018

Hi. My name is Robbie, and I'm addicted to browser tabs. For years, I deluded myself into thinking they were an efficient way to gather information on a given subject. Or subjects. Sub-subjects, too. You see the problem. Which is why, for the past few months, I've been experimenting with a Chrome extension called xTab. It works by limiting the number of tabs I can have open in a given…


The Secret To Breaking Up With Your Phone? Remember That You Will Die.

February 10, 2018

So you’ve decided you need a fragment from your smartphone. You’re not looking to do anything drastic, like revert to one of those old school Nokia bricks, because, let’s face it, having a supercomputer in your pocket comes in handy. But you’ve grown attentive of how you use the thing–the nature it keeps you up at night, distracts you from your work, interrupts family time. The impulsive highway you check…


You can say what you like on Twitter as long as youre US president | Christian Christensen

January 11, 2018

Is the social media company so relaxed about Trumps tweets because it gains so much from them, asks Christian Christensen, journalism professor at Stockholm University What does it take to get kicked off of Twitter, even for just one day? How about issuing to 46 million followers recent blogpost, Twitter wrote that: Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial tweets would hide important information people should be…


Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws explained

January 9, 2018

What are Meltdown and Spectre? Do they only affect Intel chips? Will the fixes slow my computer and what even is a processor? Meltdown and Spectre are the names of Apple advised customers in a blog post to update their devices operating systems and only download software from trusted sources such as the App Store. The company also said that there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time….


Amazon Prepares for Apple and Google Competition With Home Devices Push

October 3, 2017

purchase in August of Whole Foods Market, operator of hundreds of high-end food market. At its happen Wednesday, Amazon also introduced a revamped Fire TV set-top box that will support higher-resolution 4K video at a faster make proportion the the previous accounts, pairing the capabilities of Apple’s recently modernized simulate. Amazon’s new carton is smaller than the current invention and can plug into the back of a Tv via its…


Bitcoin is a fraud that will blow up, says JP Morgan boss

September 24, 2017

Jamie Dimon claims cryptocurrency is only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in North Korea Bitcoin is a fraud that will ultimately blow up, according to JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon, who said the digital currency was only fit for use by drug dealers, murderers and people living in places such as North Korea. Speaking at a conference in New York, the boss of Americas biggest…


Get The Whole Online Experience By Trying Our Internet Simulator

September 13, 2017

This feature requires JavaScript to operate . Begin Simulation. Wow. You are a very rare person who is known as “an outdoorsy type.” You have no interest in the Internet, and you never have to delete your history because you never had one. When someone asks if you would like to look at a website with them, “theyre saying”, “No, I prefer to read a diary or look at a…


We need to talk about the online radicalisation of young, white men | Abi Wilkinson

August 19, 2017

With the appointment of Breitbart Newss chair to Trumps staff we need to be clear about the links between misogyny, racism and neofascism on alt-right websites For several years now, Ive had a dark and fairly unusual hobby. When Im alone and bored and the mood strikes me, Ill open up my laptop and head for a particularly unsavoury corner of the internet. No, not the bit youre thinking of….


Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

August 15, 2017

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens Its important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. Im going to tell you that libraries are important. Im going…