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Opinion – There should be no technology for tyrants

Opinion – There should be no technology for tyrants

Technology is a tool that is increasingly being used to criminalize the poor and marginalized. Mijente helps us fight back. For many, the Internet provides a space for organisation, activism, communication and entertainment. It is a safe space where connections can be made on a local and global scale. When...

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Virtual reality tourism is finally about to take off

Virtual reality tourism is finally about to take off

With travellers still grounded, experts believe that the pandemic’s watershed moment for tech could potentially lead to more sustainable tourism. If the current trajectory of technological advancement is any indication, the hottest destination of the next decade won’t be transoceanic, it’ll be hard-coded. With globe-trotting a distant memory as we continue to fight a pandemic that’s forced us to stay indoors, increasing numbers of pent-up people are swapping their sunglasses for...

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Elon Musk pledges $100m to fund carbon capture contest

Elon Musk pledges $100m to fund carbon capture contest

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has launched a carbon capture competition to faster cut back on global emissions, and the most impressive invention will receive a $50m cash prize. We all talk a big game on Twitter, but Elon Musk is one to regularly follow up on his midnight musings. Looking to put his $203bn fortune to good use, Elon Musk is creating a competition that will see contestants develop innovative technologies...

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New electric car batteries can charge in five-minutes

New electric car batteries can charge in five-minutes

Israeli company StoreDot has unveiled the first factory produced, five-minute charging battery, which could make electric cars a more viable option for buyers in the near future. Electric cars have taken a while to truly take off with consumers. While big names like Tesla have made them trendy for wealthy celebs and business folks, they’ve yet to capture widespread commercial interest from ordinary people. The high entry costs coupled with less...

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Facebook’s ‘smart glasses’ bring us closer to wearable AR in 2021

Facebook’s ‘smart glasses’ bring us closer to wearable AR in 2021

2021 is set to become a breakthrough year for the rollout of smart glasses and Facebook is at the front of the queue with its own wearable tech, though it’s not without a significant catch. Frankly speaking, the future of wearable gadgets and real-world integration with augmented reality is easily top five on the list of most exciting developments in tech right now. It’s also the worst kept secret in...

By London, UK