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Recent articles by Andrew:

Apple headset release date is coming in months and will change the industry, report claims

Apple is preparing to release its augmented reality headset in a matter of months and it will be a “game-changer” for the industry, according to the new report. → Read More

Netflix is definitely getting ads, company announces

Reversal of policy comes as Netflix starts to rapidly lose users → Read More

Alexa can channel the voices of the dead, Amazon says

Feature intended to ‘make memories last’, especially after so many people died in pandemic, company says → Read More

Alexa’s ‘dead’ voices: What is Amazon’s new feature to channel the deceased – and why are people comparing it to Netflix’s Black Mirror?

The introduction of a new Alexa feature that allows it to speak using the voices of the dead has brought about widespread shock and horror. → Read More

Worlds-first PS5 slim finally appears – thanks to a YouTuber who built one himself

The worlds-first PS5 slim has finally appeared – thanks to a YouTube who went thorough the difficult process of building one himself. → Read More

Huge spot appears on the Sun and begins to grow – but there is nothing to panic about yet

A huge spot on the Sun is getting bigger and pointing towards Earth – but there is nothing to worry about yet. → Read More

‘500 internal server error’: The message that appeared on websites across the internet – and what it means

Much of the internet has been hit by an issue that took major websites offline. → Read More

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter unanimously approved by its board

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has been unanimously approved by its board. → Read More

WhatsApp update adds new privacy tools to keep people from disclosing personal information

WhatsApp has added new privacy tools intended to keep people’s personal information safe. → Read More

Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg reveals how he plans to pass the ‘visual Turing test’ with new VR headsets

Almost every major technology firm is trying to develop VR headsets – and running into problems → Read More

Bitcoin price plunges through important milestone, amid fears of further crypto collapse

The price of bitcoin has fallen through $20,000, marking an important milestone in the ongoing collapse of cryptocurrency. → Read More

WhatsApp updates group voice calls with range of new features

WhatsApp has updated group voice calls with a range of features. → Read More

What is cryptocurrency? A beginner’s guide to bitcoin, ethereum, dogecoin and more

Cryptocurrency has shot into the news lately: bursting into headlines with the same unstoppable energy that characterises their fluctuations in price. → Read More

‘Interesting’: Elon Musk responds as leaked Slacks appear to show Twitter staff concerned about takeover

Elon Musk has responded to a video that appeared to show Twitter staff concerned about his takeover of the company. → Read More

Nasa Mars rover spots ‘unexpected’ piece of spacecraft on red planet

Thermal blanket has probably been blowing across surface, space agency said → Read More

iPhone users should be paid £750 million for Apple ‘throttling’ their devices, lawsuit claims

Legal claim points to controversy in 2017, when Apple was found to be slowing down older devices because of battery issues → Read More

Internet Explorer is finally dead as Microsoft tells users to move on from old browser

Microsoft has officially sent Internet Explorer into retirement → Read More

Venus’s strange clouds are not explained by alien life, scientists say

The strange makeup of Venus’s atmosphere does not appear to be explained by alien life, according to new research. → Read More

Google engineer who claims its AI had become ‘sentient’ explains how he was convinced

The Google engineer who claimed the company’s AI had become “sentient” has explained how he came to believe it. → Read More

Coinbase sacks 18% of staff and warns of ‘crypto winter’

Crypto exchange Coinbase will sack 18 per cent of staff amid fears of an incoming “crypto winter”. → Read More