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  • Atget’s Paris, 100 Years Later

    Freed of people, the urban landscape has evoked an older Paris. In particular, it has called up the singular Paris of Eugène Atget, an early 20th-century father of modern photography in his unsentimental focus on detail… More here. These photos… Read More ›

  • Pac-Man | Design Icons

    While a nascent games industry was laser focused on emulating the success of Taito’s Space Invaders, one designer tried to make something completely different – and ended up creating our second design icon: Pac-Man. Brilliant.

  • Inside Twitter’s Decision to Fact-Check Trump’s Tweets

    Within 48 hours of the fact-check, Trump was preparing to issue an executive order that would ban federal spending on social platforms that exercise certain editorial powers and encourage the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to launch investigations… Read More ›

  • A £339 anti-5G USB stick

    A device costing more than £300 promises to protect your family from the supposed dangers of 5G, using ground-breaking quantum technology – but does it work? Of course not. The rollout of the new 5G mobile networks began in the… Read More ›

  • Trying to buy a Nintendo Switch

    I expect to see silly prices on eBay when a product is hard to get, but even Amazon is allowing all sorts of price gouging on the Switch at the moment. We have been pondering one for a while, we… Read More ›

  • Too Smart for Their Time

    In the late ‘90s, Microsoft’s research division started work developing the SPOT platform, which it planned to integrate into everything from GPS navigation units to coffee makers. To expedite its arrival, instead of working with big telecommunication companies to implement… Read More ›