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WIRED UK 2h
Whether you're an iOS newbie or long-term Apple fan, there are loads of super-useful things you can do with your iPhone that you didn't know were possible
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With the dawn of 2020 came one of the biggest questions UK universities has ever faced: what will their campuses look like after Brexit? And to make matters worse, then the coronavirus pandemic happened
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From jaunty 8-bit arpeggios to brooding strings, nothing tells you more about a console than its startup sound. So join us as we reminisce in some serious gaming nostalgia
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How will Hollywood recover from perhaps the most volatile period in the history of the movie industry? The algorithms and experts of Gower Street Analytics may be the answer
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First things first, everything you do on Instagram is tracked. While there are some things you can do to limit Facebook’s web of surveillance, you'll never be able to avoid it completely
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When the Indian government announced last month that it would ban 59 Chinese apps because it had determined they were a threat to national security, scores of Indian TikTok creators became collateral damage
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WIRED UK 6h
Composers are ditching blockbuster films to take on the challenge of video game music. Because while these scores may sound similar, the actual compositional process for games is significantly different - and far more complex
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WIRED UK 6h
When coronavirus hit, a bunch of local businesses in Angers banded together to take on Amazon and win back shoppers for good. And so, Angers Shopping was born in the hopes of creating a more ethical, environmentally friendly and human-focused alternative
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WIRED UK 6h
It’s becoming clear that, for the foreseeable future at least, face masks are here to stay. But as we all don our coverings, it's important to remember that obscuring part of our face will have a detrimental effect on how we communicate with each other
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WIRED UK 7h
With improvements across the board, the Sony XM4s are our new favourite headphones bar none and, most importantly of all, they’re a joy to listen to
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Whisked from the confines of their Trafalgar Square home, some of the most famous artworks in the world have begun to pop up in multiple museums around the world. How? Because this smuggling, after all, was a digital one
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WIRED UK 8h
An eco wetsuit, the ideal cycling jacket, run-off running gear, ocean-saving sneakers and even a water-cooled bike helmet; your outdoor wear is about to level up
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WIRED UK 8h
A planned phase-out of the 747, which was due to happen by 2024, has been brought forward. So where does this leave airlines like BA who's business model is so dependent on the long-distance airliners?
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WIRED UK 9h
The humble honey bee is responsible for up to 80 per cent of plant pollination worldwide. But population numbers are in steep decline – threatening our food security. One startup has identified a potential solution – the common hoverfly
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Matt Burgess 10h
New from me: A flagship UK police AI system developed to predict if people would conduct knife and gun crime has been found to have serious failures. A “coding flaw” saw accuracy rates drop from, in some cases, 70% to less than 20%
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WIRED UK 10h
‘Prison TikTok’ is offering an unadulterated glimpse into life behind bars, and showing audiences, “something different,” as one prisoner puts it. “I had to take time off because I got too much attention. The guards made me stop posting on TikTok.”
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WIRED UK 10h
A flagship artificial intelligence system designed to predict gun and knife violence before it happens had serious flaws that made it unusable, police have admitted. The error led to large drops in accuracy and the system was ultimately rejected
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WIRED UK 11h
Cleaners have been asked to come back to work to scrub empty office spaces, schools and public spaces. But what they are doing could just all be for show
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WIRED UK 11h
Replying to @DOverview @Maxar
In this before and after image, you can see the full extent of the damage caused in Beirut by Tuesday's explosion 📸 / Source imagery:
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WIRED UK 11h
Nearly 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate detonated in the port of Beirut on Tuesday. A shockwave of destruction was sent through the city, which shattered windows up to ten kilometres away. So how did the explosion happen – and why was it so big?
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