Weekly Brief: I Was Made For Lovin’ You, Baby?

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Attention anyone single (and looking to Kris Kringle) this Christmas! A new dating app, DigiD8, is on the horizon and it’s somewhat… unnerving, to say the least. Harvard academic George Church proposes to match users based on their DNA in an attempt to eliminate genetic diseases. Dystopian […]

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Weekly Brief: (Rock the vote), don’t rock the vote baby!

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: It’s *drumroll* election day! And let’s be honest, you’re sick to death of hearing about how social media platforms are influencing the vote (Facebook etc. at it again with allegedly morally reprehensible behaviour!). So we thought we’d investigate the other side of things: how you vote, which […]

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Weekly Brief: Diversity in Tech – Zuckerberg’s Quest to Explore The Future of Technology Featured Mostly White Men

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Mark Zuckerberg has made headlines this week (not again… surely?)… and not for a good reason. His self-set 2019 “personal challenge” was to “host a series of public discussions about the future of technology in society” and as the year draws to a close, it’s evident that […]

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Weekly Brief: Sweet Streams (Are Made of This?)

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Enjoy a good “Netflix and chill”? Well things are heating up in the global streaming space this week with the launch of Disney+ in the US, another service competing for your eyeballs against the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Meanwhile Warner Media and […]

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Weekly Brief: I Quant To Break Free

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Google and NASA have just announced that they have achieved Quantum Supremacy! Hooray! But, errr… what on earth are they talking about? Simply put, this is the ability of devices to solve complex problems that classical computers can’t solve in a realistic timeframe. Google’s quantum computer solved […]

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Weekly Brief: WeWork… What Went Wrong?

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: So, another big week for the WeWork saga. On Monday morning, we awoke to the news that the embattled firm had accepted a multi-billion-dollar Softbank rescue deal. The Japanese investor has bought out around 80% of the property company and injected $5bn of new financing to starve […]

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Weekly Brief: Insane in the mem-brain?

Get the Weekly Brief straight in your inbox: Mind-reading tech is closer than you think. In July, Elon Musk announced that one of his companies, Neuralink, will start human trials by the end of 2020 for an implantable wireless system that purports to read minds. It already has over $158m in funding. Facebook is also […]

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