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Dyson car: electrifying transport needs a lot more than another high-end vehicle

Perhaps there isn’t room for another would-be Tesla to challenge the established automotive industry with a novel electric car and leapfrog the challenges of manufacturing.

Revenge of the moderators: Facebook’s online workers are sick of being treated like bots

Reports of Facebook moderators’ appalling working conditions have been making headlines worldwide. Workers say they are burning out as they moderate vast flows of violent content under pressure, with vague, ever-changing guidelines. They describe unclean, dangerous contractor workplaces. Moderators battle depression, addiction, and even post-traumatic stress disorder from the endless parade of hor...[Read More]

MyPlace turns having your very own smart home into a million pieces of joy

For those just starting out on the road to a Smart Home, there’s a unique joy that comes from the first time the devices do their smart thing: something between amazement, wonder, and the feeling that a door has just opened to a new dimension of possibility.[1] Sitting on my small patio as the daylight slowly fades away and the lights in my house automatically light up, I feel like James Bond. It ...[Read More]

5 things you didn’t know you could do with your Smart TV

Smart TVs have evolved so quickly that it’s difficult to believe they only arrived on the scene a few years ago.  They continue to develop, with manufacturers continually looking to outdo one another with everything from functionality to sound and image quality.

AI could be a force for good – but we’re currently heading for a darker future

Data drives our global digital ecosystem, and AI technologies reveal patterns in data. Smartphones, smart homes, and smart cities influence how we live and interact, and AI systems are increasingly involved in recruitment decisions, medical diagnoses, and judicial verdicts. Whether this scenario is utopian or dystopian depends on your perspective.

The soon-to-be-crowdfunded Dune Pro case will give your Windows PC some Mac Pro style

Apple’s Mac Pro is on the way and it’s got one heck of a case. Part tank, part cheese grater, the Mac Pro’s shell is the sort of thing you can depend on to support the full weight of a car. Or something else heavy. We think. Please don’t test that at home, we didn’t design the thing. But to lay hands on that case you need to buy a Mac Pro — which starts at (at l...[Read More]

For the Jedi who has everything (else) – Le Creuset’s Star Wars cookware priced for SA

You might recall last week we spotted that kitchenware brand Le Creuset has a set of Star Wars-themed kitchen addition on the way. At the time, we knew when the hardware was landing (1 November) and where it'd be turning up...

Fortnite starts a new Chapter with a new, wetter map

The mass panic is over -- because the beloved battle royale game, Fortnite, is back with a new map, updated mechanics and a whole lot of water.

How do lithium-ion batteries work?

The smartphone era is only just over a decade old, but the pocket-sized computers at the heart of that societal transformation are only really possible because of another technology: lithium-ion batteries.

Google said iPhones had a security flaw, and Apple shot back

Back in June, Google discovered a range of security flaws in iPhone software that injected malicious code into phones. Here's what happened.

Blue light isn’t the main source of eye fatigue and sleep loss – it’s your computer

Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than any other color. Blue light has a short wavelength, which means that it is high-energy and can damage the delicate tissues of the eye. It can also pass through the eye to the retina, the collection of neurons that converts light into the signals that are the foundation of sight.

Light Start: Fortnite has disappeared, Quake with RTX, take calls on your PC and iOS 13 bugs

Fortnite is gone, RTX is coming to classic games, you can now answer a call on your PC (if you dare), and you cannot answer calls on iOS 13.

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