Campaigners criticise the ‘watering down’ of the Online Safety Bill

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Campaigners criticise the ‘watering down’ of the Online Safety Bill The new draft of the government’s Online Safety Bill has softened its requirements of so-called ‘Big Tech’ firms, prompting criticism from digital safety advocates.  The much-delayed Online Safety Bill has been presented by the government as a ground-breaking law that will target online racism, sexual […]

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Programming tool turns handwriting into computer code

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Programming tool turns handwriting into computer code The pen-based interface, called Notate, allows users of computational, digital notebooks to open drawing canvases and handwrite diagrams within lines of traditional, digitised computer code. This innovation allows far more creativity for programmers, who would usually have to type all of the commands into the code.  Notate is […]

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UK railways risk ‘spiral of decline’ without post-pandemic reforms, sector warns

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UK railways risk ‘spiral of decline’ without post-pandemic reforms, sector warns Rail Partners, which represents independent passenger and freight train operators, warned that the government’s current focus on cost reduction will lead to reduced services and fewer people travelling by train. “This would be a bad outcome for passengers and also for taxpayers funding the […]

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Orion capsule breaks space record

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Orion capsule breaks space record The Orion capsule has reached the midpoint of its uncrewed mission around the Moon, travelling more than 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometres) beyond the far side of the Moon. The previous record for the farthest a human-rated spacecraft has travelled was set in 1970, during the Apollo 13 mission that saw […]

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Book review: ‘Escape from Model Land’ by Erica Thompson

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Book review: ‘Escape from Model Land’ by Erica Thompson Over the past few years we’ve been inundated with political catchphrases masquerading as unbiased policy which claim to be neutral because they ‘follow the science’. The idea behind the slogan was that – as with all mantras – if repeated regularly enough, people will come to […]

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Music streaming market healthy for consumers despite artist complaints, CMA finds

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Music streaming market healthy for consumers despite artist complaints, CMA finds In its final report on the sector, it found that consumers have benefited from digitisation and competition between music streaming services. Prices for consumers have fallen by more than 20 per cent in real terms between 2009 and 2021 – with many services also […]

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Hands-on review: Lenco LS-410WA Bluetooth turntable with built-in speakers

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Hands-on review: Lenco LS-410WA Bluetooth turntable with built-in speakers Vinyl’s resurgence continues, with sales booming and turntables aplenty on which to play those LPs covering all bases. Wired turntables that are part of a bigger separates system; Bluetooth turnables that transmit vinyl playback over the air to connected speakers, or all-in-one, standalone Dansette-style turntables with […]

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eFounders morphs into Hexa, a portfolio company of startup studios

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eFounders morphs into Hexa, a portfolio company of startup studiosOver the past 11 years, eFounders has refined the startup studio model in Europe. The company has contributed to the launch of more than 30 different startups, including three unicorns — Spendesk, Aircall and Front. While things seem to be doing well for the startup studio, eFounders […]

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Telegram shares data of users accused of copyright violation following court order

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Telegram shares data of users accused of copyright violation following court orderTelegram has disclosed names of administrators, their phone numbers and IP addresses of channels accused of copyright infringement in compliance with a court order in India in a remarkable illustration of the data the instant messaging platform stores on its users and can be […]

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