tech-features

9.30.19

I Tried to Get Famous on the ‘New Tumblr’

New Life.AI positions itself as an alternative to Instagram – a social media site without likes or followers, where creative content is rewarded.

9.9.19

The Remarkable Return of the Burner Phone

Some of us are ditching smartphones in favour of more basic choices, as though we're back in the early 2000s. But why?

8.20.19

Should We Be Worried About the Rise of a Cashless Society?

Money money money, it’s so funny, in a cashless world!

7.3.19

A Deep Dive Into 'Cherry Emoji Twitter'

Everything you need to know about Twitter's horny, nostalgia-obsessed and morally depraved socialite subculture.

6.5.19

Who Kept Buying the Mac Pro Everyone Hated?

As the 2013 Mac Pro ages out and its long-awaited replacement enters the frame, the trash-can-era Mac Pro will probably be remembered by most professional users as a bad memory. But it won’t disappear completely.

6.3.19

Confessions of a Reddit 'Karma Whore'

My years-long journey to the top of Reddit's karma leaderboards has only made me feel more alone.

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5.21.19

I Was in a Viral Fake News Meme About VICE

Which was funny, until a load of supposedly internet-literate people started believing it was real.

5.15.19

Who Killed the American Demoscene?

I went to Synchrony, one of the US's last active demoparties, where programmers showcase artistic audiovisual works made in marathon coding sessions.

5.14.19

TikTok Has Created a Whole New Class of Influencer

While the app's stars might have millions of fans, they're not making nearly as much money as their contemporaries on YouTube.

3.26.19

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.

3.14.19

How Militant Irish Republican Slogans went Viral

Republican slogans like "Up the RA" and "Brits out" are still unacceptable to say in the Irish mainstream – so why do they pop up so frequently online?

1.15.19

The Real Reasons Kids Want to Become YouTubers

With the huge success of a new vlogging video game, 'Youtubers Life OMG!', we spoke to children and their parents about seemingly every kid's dream career.