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2020's Covid lockdown was hard on everyone, but in this 'thank you note' to Crytek, I explain how one punishingly hard computer game kept my friends together, despite the punishing public health measures in place.

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As I’ve written before, this year I’ll be interested in Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event from a personal perspective, rather than just a professional one. Ironically I won’t be covering it in any capacity for the first time...

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A column about the perils of trying to understand how younger people communicate over messaging apps when you're the wrong side of 30.

A column about the perils of trying to understand how younger people communicate over messaging apps when you're the wrong side of 30.

A column about the perils of trying to understand how younger people communicate over messaging apps when you're the wrong side of 30.

A column about the perils of trying to understand how younger people communicate over messaging apps when you're the wrong side of 30.

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An examination of how one incredibly simple seeming platform game has kept me hooked for nearly a decade of my life.

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His past, well-documented actions should put a humongous asterisk next to his self-proclaimed credentials as a champion of free speech...

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Could the ability to tweet first and edit later make people even less guarded and more aggressive?

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I've lost count of the number of phone, tablet and wearable reviews I've done for Expert Reviews, so here's something a bit different, complete with plenty of lovely cat pictures.

The spinners have their own deeply unsurprising opinions about who 'wins' political debates. But in 2015, for a true pulse of the apathetic majority, I got my apolitical girlfriend to watch the seven-party leaders debate and give her views for The New Statesman. 

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The spinners have their own deeply unsurprising opinions about who 'wins' political debates. But in 2015, for a true pulse of the apathetic majority, I got my apolitical girlfriend to watch the seven-party leaders debate and give her views for The New Statesman. 

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Long before Tinder was a thing, I spoke to online daters and psychologists to examine how people may treat the dating game when early flirting is conducted remotely.

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Dr Gustav Kuhn is both a scientist and a magician, and has some interesting points about what misdirection and tricking the human mind should teach us about tech design. SPOILER: According to him, Google Glass is a really bad idea... 

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If we one day colonise the red planet, we'll need public service infrastructure. But there's no reason we should copy and paste flawed historical Earth systems with the technology we now have available, argues one expert.

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A list of board games that are absolutely worth the time spent struggling with the manuals.

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Evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin believes that social media apps, for all their good intentions, aren't built with the limitations of the human psyche in mind. 

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I watched a bunch of teleshopping presenters bullshitting their way through the complex world of tech for the now defunct Gizmodo UK.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was recalled in 2016 due to a worryingly combustible battery, but some people refused to turn theirs in. I met a few for the now defunct Gizmodo UK with one question: "what the hell?"

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On March 14 2020, I opted not to take part in parkrun: the free, timed weekly 5K run that I’ve done for the vast majority of Saturday mornings since winter 2014. The reason, with hindsight, should be obvious: the UK was just over a week away from...

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As eSports became a big money venture, just how safe is the medium from the scourges of match fixing and cheating?

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An column about Alexa's many, many limitations for the now defunct Inquirer.

I think it was around the two-hour mark where I lost the will to live. I’d set out to find out how people are selling smartphones on shopping channels in an era where internet shopping is everywhere, and what had started as a fun idea turned into something more than a mere chore...

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Rather than being a bug, one expert believes that fake news and trolling are an inevitable part of the social networking experience.