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Trans sport, fragrant friends and lost data
Competitive swimming
Podcasts

Trans sport, fragrant friends and lost data

Can women’s sport be both fair and inclusive? Do we choose friends based on how they smell? And is Big Data putting us at risk of big losses?
1 Jul 2022
Digital innovation unpacked: the secret to business longevity
Microsoft’s panel of experts discusses the importance of innovation
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Digital innovation unpacked: the secret to business longevity

Thriving businesses must be ready to reinvent themselves for success – over and over again
1 Jul 2022
Is it possible for AI to achieve sentience?
Blake Lemoine
Today’s big question

Is it possible for AI to achieve sentience?

Google engineer claims artificial intelligence system displayed a level of consciousness
14 Jun 2022
Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy
Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg
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Sheryl Sandberg’s mixed legacy

The most important woman in tech is leaving Meta. Will she be missed?
10 Jun 2022
Quitting China, social age checks and dental deserts
Chinese tourism
Podcasts

Quitting China, social age checks and dental deserts

Why has AirBnB given up on China? Are social networks finally taking age limits seriously? And why is it so hard to find a dentist?
27 May 2022
Is the UK facing an internet blackout?
A woman on a laptop and mobile phone
Today’s big question

Is the UK facing an internet blackout?

Industry source points to ‘red flashing light’ of Ofcom contingency plans for nationwide outages
24 May 2022
Tik-tots: the rules for children on social media
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Tik-tots: the rules for children on social media

Third of parents say they would allow their child to use popular platforms ‘despite the age requirement’
23 May 2022

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The tech stock rout: what the experts think 
Ark’s Cathie Wood: tech casualty
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The tech stock rout: what the experts think 

Brutal April, dot-bust redux and a re-balancing act
6 May 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 
Elon Musk
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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 

It’s hard to find a solid business case for the billionaire’s buyout of the social media platform
29 Apr 2022
The pluses and minuses of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout
Elon Musk
Pros and cons

The pluses and minuses of Elon Musk’s Twitter buyout

Tesla CEO wants to rid the social media platform of spam bots and censorship
26 Apr 2022
Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?
Elon Musk Twitter page
In Brief

Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?

The world’s richest man has launched a hostile takeover bid worth $43bn
21 Apr 2022
Who hacked Downing Street?
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Today’s big question

Who hacked Downing Street?

No. 10 and Foreign Office phones targeted on multiple occasions, say cybersecurity experts
19 Apr 2022
Why Covid is threatening the world’s supply of iPhones
Health officials wearing PPE in streets of Shanghai
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Why Covid is threatening the world’s supply of iPhones

Chinese authorities working with key companies to resume production
19 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka, second homes and Siri
Sri Lankan troops
Podcasts

Sri Lanka, second homes and Siri

Is Sri Lanka’s latest crisis a warning for the rest of the world? Are second-home owners facing a revolt in Cornwall? And why do most digital assistan…
8 Apr 2022
Elon Musk and Twitter’s edit feature experiment
Elon Musk at the opening of a new Tesla plant in Gruenheide, Germany
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Elon Musk and Twitter’s edit feature experiment

Social media giant admits idea is in the works – and claims it did not come from Tesla billionaire
6 Apr 2022
What is cyberstalking?
A woman using a laptop
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What is cyberstalking?

Fake social media accounts increasingly used by harassers to target victims
4 Apr 2022
Who masterminded largest-ever cyberattack on Israel?
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
Behind the scenes

Who masterminded largest-ever cyberattack on Israel?

Defence officials point finger at Iran after government websites knocked offline
16 Mar 2022
What is open-source intelligence?
A Ukrainian soldier stands guard at a checkpoint outside Brovary
Today’s big question

What is open-source intelligence?

Satellite images and TikTok videos are among weapons in online sleuths’ arsenal
10 Mar 2022
How Nasa plans to destroy the ISS
International Space Station (ISS) orbits above Earth
Expert’s view

How Nasa plans to destroy the ISS

The US space agency faces a series of challenges to decommission the ISS without endangering lives on Earth
21 Feb 2022
The undersea cables that connect the world
An estimated 150 cables are severed every year
In Depth

The undersea cables that connect the world

The global network is a technological marvel – but it’s also very vulnerable
18 Feb 2022
Why Elon Musk is facing claims of animal cruelty
Elon Musk speaks during the Satellite 2020 conference.
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Why Elon Musk is facing claims of animal cruelty

Billionaire’s technology firm forced to deny ‘cruel treatment of macaque monkeys’
16 Feb 2022
Roblox: the kids’ game platform with ‘Nazi sex parties’
A scene from a Roblox game
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Roblox: the kids’ game platform with ‘Nazi sex parties’

Online gaming giant under fire over explicit content and use of ‘child labour’
16 Feb 2022
Meta’s big plunge: ‘Zuck shock’ is a nasty ‘brush with reality’
Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg
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Meta’s big plunge: ‘Zuck shock’ is a nasty ‘brush with reality’

Why have the social media giant’s shares fallen off a cliff?
11 Feb 2022
What is the quantum apocalypse?
A photonic chip under a microscope
Fact file

What is the quantum apocalypse?

Expert warns that the advent of quantum computing is a ‘threat to our way of life’
1 Feb 2022
11 of the best electric bikes
VanMoof bike
The wish list

11 of the best electric bikes

From budget buys to bank breakers
25 Jan 2022
What is bitcoin and how can you buy it?
Bitcoin
In Depth

What is bitcoin and how can you buy it?

Everything you need to know about the volatile cryptocurrency 
18 Jan 2022
What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?
A man using a computer in a dark room
In Depth

What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?

Police issue warning over criminal extortion using threat of sharing sexual images
13 Jan 2022
Apple AirTags: the benefits and risks
Apple AirTag with Leather Key Ring 
Between the lines

Apple AirTags: the benefits and risks

Critics say the small tracking devices can be ‘as creepy as they are helpful’
10 Jan 2022
From PlayStations to SUVs: Sony joins the electric car race
The Sony Vision-S 02 SUV prototype vehicle
In Focus

From PlayStations to SUVs: Sony joins the electric car race

Japanese tech giant unveiled the Vision-S 02 at CES 2022
7 Jan 2022
Why Politics for All was banned from Twitter
Man scrolls through Twitter
In Depth

Why Politics for All was banned from Twitter

Social media expert says news account’s suspension is ‘one of the shadiest things I’ve ever seen’
5 Jan 2022
CES 2022: five of the biggest technology trends
Metaverse experiences are on show at CES 2022
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CES 2022: five of the biggest technology trends

Major talking points include electric vehicles, hybrid working and the metaverse
5 Jan 2022
Are streaming services helping or hurting musicians?
Record shop
In Depth

Are streaming services helping or hurting musicians?

Streaming is on the up but MPs say most artists make ‘pitiful’ incomes from services
5 Jan 2022
The rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes
Elizabeth Holmes
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Former tech start-up executive found guilty of fraud
4 Jan 2022
Technopessimism, population and a new world order
Joe Biden
Podcast

Technopessimism, population and a new world order

Has the US given up on policing the world? Should we worry about a falling population? And is social media really a threat to democracy?
31 Dec 2021
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