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Can you really rely on an app to do your maths homework?

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The video shows a textbook being flipped open and a smartphone pointed at a dense page of calculations. But this isn’t someone Instagramming their homework; the phone scans the equations on its screen and solves them, each solution popping up instantly with a satisfying click. The footage – created to promote a new algebra-solving app […]

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Angry Birds Transformers review a warmer, crafted homage than the films

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As a child, I loved Transformers: the toys, the shows, the branded pyjamas, etc. Watching those cartoons back as an adult was a bit dispiriting though. With grown-up eyes, it was hard not to see them as just a marketing vehicle for toys, branded pyjamas, etc. I suspect if I watched He-Man again, it’d be […]

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Dice gambles on shaking up gig tickets: ‘We’re getting rid of the friction’

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When I was a 19 year-old student, I had gig ticketing down to a fine art: Buy the NME and Melody Maker magazines first thing on a Wednesday, scan their live listings for bands that I liked, then queue up to buy tickets as soon as they went on sale. Fast forward a few years, […]

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Whisper chief executive answers privacy revelations: ‘We’re not infallible’

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The chief executive of the “anonymous” social media app Whisper broke his silence late on Saturday, saying he welcomed the debate sparked by Guardian US revelations about his company’s tracking of users and declaring “we realise that we’re not infallible”. Michael Heyward’s statement was his first public response to a series of articles published in […]

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Twitter’s former security head condemns Whisper’s privacy flaws

| October 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Whistleblowing tool Whisper has been criticised for its defence of tracking of “anonymous” users, with Twitter’s former security head Moxie Marlinspike stating the site never should have claimed it should never have claimed to provide anonymity if it had to track users to make the app function. It was the failure to be open about […]

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