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How to avoid doom scrolling on social media

How to avoid doom scrolling on social media

2020 has been a rough one, nobody’s denying that, but our incessant flood of bad news stories is actively altering how we perceive the world. How many times in the last few years have we heard the phrase ‘this is the worst year ever’ or ‘I hope next year...

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The unlikely rebirth of the drive-in cinema

The unlikely rebirth of the drive-in cinema

Drive-in cinemas were widely associated with cheesy retro romcoms from a bygone era but now, thanks to coronavirus, they’re back like never before. You may have noticed that drive-in cinemas have starting popping up across the world over the last few months. 2020 has seen our idea of ‘normal’ flipped upside...

The AI smart glasses with anti-distraction alarms

The AI smart glasses with anti-distraction alarms

AI smart glasses are every procrastinators dream – who needs willpower or organisational skills when you’ve got the latest gadgets? As part of a generational cohort habitually known as digital natives, it seems unfair that we have to focus on work orientated tasks for sustained periods of time… unfortunately, that’s the world our elders have laid out for us. Technology is labelled the chief culprit for our fleeting attention spans...

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Musk backs dating project to bring Tesla owners together

Musk backs dating project to bring Tesla owners together

Tesla owners looking for love may not be riding solo for much longer Tesla-philes rejoice, equally self-righteous singles are waiting in the wings for your courtship. You can’t spell love with EV, after all. Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has reportedly given the green light to Tesla senior Ajitpal Grewal to begin work on Tesla Dating, a new smartphone app that will bring singles together through their mutual adoration of the electric...

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Luxury fashion is using Animal Crossing to appeal to Gen Z

Luxury fashion is using Animal Crossing to appeal to Gen Z

Acknowledging that fashion has become an integral part of the Animal Crossing experience, brands are taking this opportunity to tap into a younger market. Gen Z is well on its way to making up a whopping 60% of the entire luxury market by 2026. In light of this, high-end fashion has been flocking to the gaming world, keen to cash in on what is now a hugely significant platform for...

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The ‘Karen’ meme set to become a horror movie

The ‘Karen’ meme set to become a horror movie

From phone screens to the big screen. Is there a more terrifying villain in modern times than Karen? One of 2020’s real life boogeymen, ‘Karen’ has become a pseudonym for the privileged, pedantic (and often bob donning) busybody that preaches anti progressive views online and generally just litters comment sections with cringe inducing complaints. When offline, the archetypal Karen can be found roaming restaurants and stores with a chip on her...

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