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How the Queen embraced technology during her reign

Late monarch recognised the immediacy and connection that advanced technology could bring Britain mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II – latest updates When the Queen gave the first televised Christmas broadcast by a British monarch in 1957 she displayed a willingness to embrace technological shifts in how the institution was seen and interacted with the […]

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Live a Live review: a lost Japanese RPG gem from the 1990s

Nintendo Switch; Square Enix/NintendoSeven beautifully unpredictable genre stories, each designed by a different manga artist, are playfully rendered in this novel remake In a year where Kate Bush and Metallica re-entered the charts, it’s fitting that 2022’s most intriguing game so far has been plucked from the past. Directed by Takashi Tokita of Chrono Trigger […]

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Grapes, berries and robots: is Silicon Valley coming for farm workers jobs?

The global ag-tech revolution has sped up in recent years, spurring a debate on how it will affect the workforce The robots have arrived in California’s fields. This summer, a self-driving tractor was spotted working rows of vines in Napa valley. Described as resembling a “souped-up golf cart”, the tractor runs on an electric battery […]

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Apple’s iPhone 14 puts safety first as financial downturn bites

Firm turns to features such as car crash detection and ‘no bars’ rescues rather than exciting new designs The latest versions of Apple’s most important product of the year, the all-conquering iPhone, was unveiled with typical pomp on Wednesday to a willing global audience of millions. Its marquee feature: safety, in the flashy new emergency […]

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What’s it like to be a real-life Pokémon trainer?

Welcome to Pokémon Worlds, the wholesome tournament where childhood dreams can come true Like many 90s kids, when I was 10 I dreamed of becoming a Pokémon Master. From car journeys spent craning my neck over a Game Boy screen while battling through Victory Road, to cranking the Pokémon album on my Discman, I was […]

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Best podcasts of the week: Get inside Björk’s otherworldly head, one album at a time

In this week’s newsletter: The iconic Icelandic singer reveals all about her creative process in Björk: Sonic Symbolism. Plus: five of the best internet culture podcasts Don’t get Hear Here delivered to your inbox? Sign up for the full article here The World According to Tubsey and HyderWidely available, episodes weeklyBetter known as the sidekicks […]

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Why self-driving cars have stalled – video

Fully fledged self-driving technology appears to be pepetually just around the corner. It is a promise that the Tesla chief executive, Elon Musk, has made almost every year since 2013. But in the real world, it is still an open question whether level five self-driving automation is actually possible. Josh Toussaint-Strauss finds out how close […]

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Elon Musk fails in bid to delay trial over terminated Twitter deal

Case will go ahead next month but his countersuit can be expanded to include whistleblower’s allegations Elon Musk has failed in an attempt to delay a trial over his termination of a $44bn (£38bn) deal to buy Twitter. A judge ruled on Wednesday that the case would go ahead in Delaware from 17 October after […]

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My rediscovered Game Boy Advance is a time machine I don’t want to get out of

Unearthing beloved old gaming consoles that have been languishing in a freezer bag is a lesser-known plus side of moving house, as Dominik Diamond discovered I recently moved into a new house and faced that most terrifying of prospects: a few days without internet access. On top of all the other dependencies that this enriching, […]

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TechScape: How Kiwi Farms, the worst place on the web, was shut down

When users of the far-right forum harassed and stalked a trans streamer to the extent she fled her home, this is how Cloudflare pulled the plug … finally Don’t get TechScape delivered to your inbox? Sign up here You don’t need to know much about the online hate forum Kiwi Farms. In my first draft […]

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