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Has the digital revolution paralysed us with too much choice?

Man is condemned to be free” announced a bespectacled old French man who was partial to cigarettes and coffee. And although he presumably wasn’t talking about Spotify and Netflix when he conceived said phrase, Sartre’s iconic line may ring true when we consider its relevance to the generation that has free reign over effectively every […]

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Ehh, kids these days are too dependent on their phones

Children born in the last decade or so have had a level of access to technology that has never been seen before. While this allows them access to a great deal of information and educational material, there are many who believe this constant access to phones to be damaging to the development of young children. […]

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Looking back at 10 years of iPhone: the smartphone revolution

Earlier this month, the iPhone turned 10 years old and, in the last decade since its unveiling, the technological landscape has changed beyond recognition. It is hard to overemphasise the importance of Apple’s smartphone brand – even though it was not, in fact, the first so-called ‘smartphone’ on the market. Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung had […]

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The EU’s rocky relationship with American tech companies

“It’s total political crap.” In an interview with the Irish Independent, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not try to mask his anger. Just two days before, the European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager had announced a €13 billion fine for Apple Inc., declaring that the company had been given an unfair tax deal by […]

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Apple refuses to unlock terrorist’s iPhone for FBI inquiry

Image: Tom Sodoge Apple CEO Timothy Cook says he will not be bullied into setting a “dangerous precedent”, as Apple and the US administration continue fighting over cybersecurity and homeland security. In the matter of the San Bernardino, California case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to crack the passcode of an […]