The Guardian : technology
08  décembre     11h00
So vague, it invites abuse’: how Twitter’s new privacy policy helps the far right
Johana Bhuiyan    p The policy meant to tackle doxxing on the platform has left many anti-fascist activists locked out of their accounts p p How could a policy intended to protect against doxxing and harassment go so wrong, so quickly? p p Last week, Twitter announced it would start penalizing users who tweet ...
    11h45
TechScape: how China became an AI superpower ready to take on the United States
Dan Milmo Global technology editor    p Up for discussion in this week’s newsletter: a mix of state support and entrepreneurial zeal means China is poised to win the next tech revolution - just as a former Google exec predicted p ul li strong a href https: www.theguardian.com info ng-interactive 2021 jun 25 techscape-sign-up ...
07  décembre     21h39
Amazon Web Services outage hits sites and apps such as IMDb and Tinder
Jamie Grierson and Dani Anguiano    p Users in North America and Europe report patchy service after cloud computing goes down p p Several Amazon services - including its website, Prime Video and applications that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) - went down for thousands of users on Tuesday. p p Amazon said the outage was probably...
    08h52
Australian man Craig Wright wins US court battle for bitcoin fortune worth billions
Associated Press in New York    p Florida jury finds Wright, who claims to have invented the cryptocurrency, did not owe half of 1.1m bitcoins worth 50bn to another family p ul li strong a href https: www.theguardian.com technology ng-interactive 2018 may 15 the-guardian-app?CMP cvau sfl Download the free Guardian app a...
    07h00
Best mid-range wifi 6 mesh systems to solve broadband dead zones
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Replacement routers put speedy wifi in every corner of the home for reliable work, video calls and films p p With wifi more important than ever for keeping your home working and your online entertainment up and running, it may be time to banish those irritating not-spots and make your...
06  décembre     19h14
Uber must overhaul London business model after high court ruling
Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent    p Drivers get protection but prices may rise as minicab firms in city told to contract directly with customers p p Uber will be forced to change its business model in London to contract directly with passengers who book, after a high court ruling that will affect all private hire operators in the...
07  décembre     22h00
Australia’s 2021 Google search year in review: sport, Covid news and home DIY dominate
Josh Taylor    p Victorians, having endured the most days locked down in the world, lost interest in coronavirus compared with Queensland and NSW counterparts p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com australia-news series australian-news-live latest Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest...
03  décembre     00h01
UK government’s risk planning is weak and secretive, says Lords report
Nicola Davis Science correspondent    p Chair of committee points out unpreparedness for Covid shows better anticipation of future threats is needed p p Assessment and planning by the government relating to risks facing the UK are deficient and veiled in secrecy , a report has found. p p The 129-page report, entitled Preparing...
02  décembre     14h09
Facebook takes down Chinese network behind fake Swiss biologist Covid claims
Dan Milmo Global technology editor    p Meta says misinformation spread by fictional scientist called Wilson Edwards focused on US blaming pandemic on China p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world series coronavirus-live latest Coronavirus - latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com world...
    03h22
A lemon’: Coalition fights to keep Covidsafe app data under wraps
Josh Taylor    p Morrison government says it is negotiating with the states about future uses for application p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com australia-news series australian-news-live latest Follow our live blog for the latest updates a li li a href https: www.theguardian.com australia...
07  décembre     12h33
He touched a nerve’: how the first piece of AI music was born in 1956
Jeff Gage    p Long before Auto-Tune and deepfake compositions, university professor Lejaren Hiller premiered a concert recital composed by a computer and became an overnight celebrity p p On the evening of 9 August 1956, a couple of hundred people squeezed into a student union lounge for a concert recital at...
06  décembre     07h00
I can’t charge my electric car cheaply because I’m too close to an RAF base
Miles Brignall    p I can’t have Octopus Energy’s Go tariff because the meter would interfere with air force systems p p strong A few months ago I decided to switch energy supplier and moved to Octopus Energy’s Go tariff, principally because it offers cheap electric car charging overnight at a rate of 5p kWh. ...
    06h31
Optimism is the only way forward’: the exhibition that imagines our future
David Smith in Washington    p At a new exhibition at the reopening of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, technology and designs for a better future are on display p p If America has stood for anything, it’s surely forward-looking optimism. In New York, Chicago, Detroit and other shining cities, its soaring...
05  décembre     12h00
From pollutant to product: the companies making stuff from CO2
Zoë Corbyn    p Vodka, jet fuel, protein... according to a new clutch of carbon-to-value startups, these are just some of the things that can be manufactured from thin air p p In a warehouse laboratory in Berkeley, California, Nicholas Flanders stands in front of a shiny metal box about the size of a washing...
05  mars     10h57
Best UK streaming and pay-TV services 2021: Sky, Virgin, Netflix and Amazon Prime compared and ranked
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Our updated list of the best pay-TV and streaming services in the UK p p The choice of how you get your TV and movies in the UK has exploded in recent years, with a growing number of premium pay-TV providers and streaming services available at a wide range of prices. p p Many of them have...
02  novembre     07h00
Pixel 6 review: the cut-price Google flagship phone
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Top camera, Android 12 and Tensor chip but competitive pricing makes for a bargain p p The Pixel 6 is Google’s affordable strong strong flagship phone for 2021 and proves to be a leader in the field with a top-class camera and a new advanced chip at its heart - while undercutting most of the...
20  octobre     06h00
Apple iPhone 13 mini review: still the boss of small phones
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Mini model trounces competition with great camera and performance, but isn’t the best iPhone for the year p p The iPhone 13 mini takes what’s great about the full-size iPhone 13 and squeezes it into a body not much larger than the iPhone 5S without cutting back on features or power. p p The...
15  octobre     06h00
Fairphone 4 review: ethical repairable phone gets big upgrade
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p New design and 5G updates modular smartphone but camera not as good as some cheaper rivals p p The most ethical, repairable smartphone you can buy is back with a new model, this time with 5G and a fresh look but a weak camera. p p The new Fairphone 4 costs 499 from the Dutch cooperative of...
15  septembre     06h00
Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: Samsung’s cutting-edge water resistant phone-tablet hybrid
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Smoother, more durable and with better cameras, this foldable is the height of technology. But still comes at a price p p Samsung’s third-generation folding phone-tablet hybrid is a technological marvel - faster, more refined than its predecessor and will even survive being dropped in the bath....
29  novembre     07h00
14in MacBook Pro review: putting power back in Apple’s laptop
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p New M1 Pro and Max chips, larger screen, long battery life and more ports make for huge upgrade p p Apple’s MacBook Pro has been given its biggest upgrade in power, ports and screen quality since 2016, ticking almost every box on the wishlist of eager Mac users. p p But the new 14in and 16in...
22  novembre     07h00
Sky Glass review: streaming TV not quite ready for prime time
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Promise of Sky without satellite dish held back by bugs, clunky catchup apps and content restrictions p p Glass is Sky’s new voice-controlled streaming television - an ambitious attempt to ditch the satellite dish and provide pay TV straight to the screen, with no set top box required. p p...
10  novembre     07h00
Apple Watch Series 7 review: bigger screen, faster charging, still the best
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Small updates keep Apple at top of smartwatch market, even if it’s not worth upgrading from recent models p p The Apple Watch gets a bigger, better screen, faster charging and a small price cut for 2021, which is enough to keep it at the top of the smartwatch market. p p The Series 7 version...
07  décembre     12h00
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that this pirate game is full of hornswagglers Dominik Diamond
Dominik Diamond    p I was hoping to earn my son’s respect by playing Sea of Thieves, but was hopelessly out of my depth p p br p p My poop deck is on fire. I am taking on water below decks and some guy is screaming he is going to kill me. I am panicking, randomly picking up wooden planks, cannon balls,...
06  décembre     10h36
Halo Infinite review - old-school blasting in sci-fi Dad’ game
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell    p strong PC, Xbox Series, Xbox One; Microsoft; 343 Industries br strong The engrossing flagship Xbox shooter returns with its fabled craggy supersoldier and plenty of style but not quite enough bang p p p p Twenty years since a href https: www.theguardian.com technology 2011 dec 18 halo...
03  décembre     10h00
How my lockdown obsession with Super Smash Bros led me to a vital epiphany
Tom Regan    p I didn’t expect to be making my competitive gaming debut at 30 - but over lockdown, my flatmates and I became hooked on Nintendo’s beloved brawler p p Thirty is definitely not the best age to kick off an esports career. In that world I am aged, with lower-back pain and reflexes about as sharp...
02  décembre     10h39
Why do female pro gamers earn millions less than men?
Jay Castello    p The best esports competitors make millions, and the industry prides itself on meritocracy. So why are there so few women among the top earners? p p According to independent site a href https: www.esportsearnings.com esportsearnings.com a , the highest-paid esports player has accumulated...
    11h00
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City review - unpretentiously gory horror-game reboot
Leslie Felperin    p The long-running franchise is back with a reasonably entertaining 90s-set story of the emergence of a zombie virus p p Like the zombie-making virus which is the true game engine of this long-running franchise, the a href https: www.theguardian.com film 2017 jan 27 resident-evil-praise-milla...
30  novembre     11h01
Celebrating 25 years of Lara Croft with ... a cookbook?
Ellie Gibson    p This gleefully incongruous piece of tie-in merch pays tribute to a quarter-century of Tomb Raider with recipes. So can we expect a spaghetti carbo-Lara? p p Tomb Raider recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, which means 25 years of articles about how Lara Croft transcended video games to...
24  juillet     10h22
Garmin down: how to still get your activities on to Strava
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Garmin servers are offline but you can still share your runs, rides, swims and walks with Strava. Here’s how p p Garmin Connect and Express have been a href https: www.theguardian.com business 2020 jul 24 smartwatch-maker-garmin-hit-by-outages-after-ransomware-attack taken offline by a...
02  avril     07h00
So long and thanks for all the fish
Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor    p Ask Jack comes to a close following the news that its long-running author has died p p I am sorry to have to inform readers of the Guardian’s long-running Ask Jack column that its much-loved author, Jack Schofield, died on Tuesday. p p Jack was a href https: www.theguardian.com media...
26  mars     08h00
What’s the best tablet for video calling grandma?
Jack Schofield    p Chris needs a tablet or video-calling device for his grandma’s Covid-19 isolation. What are the options? p p I want to get my grandma a tablet for easy video calling. She is elderly and needs to self-isolate, and she is already quite isolated after the recent death of her husband. I am not sure...
19  mars     08h00
What do I need to work from home due to coronavirus?
Jack Schofield    p How best to set up a home office for the short or long term if you’re self-isolating p ul li a href https: www.theguardian.com world live 2020 mar 18 coronavirus-live-news-updates-outbreak-us-states-uk-australia-europe-eu-self-isolation-lockdown-latest-update Coronavirus - latest updates ...
09  novembre     01h42
Girl rescued in US after using TikTok domestic violence hand signal - video
   p A 16-year-old girl was rescued in Kentucky after using a hand gesture described on the social media app TikTok to signal to motorists that she was in trouble. The signal - turning the palm outwards and closing the fingers around a tucked thumb - has been demonstrated by users on...
02  novembre     13h33
Flight to space showed how ’fragile’ planet is, Bezos tells Cop26 - video
   p Amazon’s founder has told delegates at Cop26 that his trip to space made him realise how finite and fragile’ the Earth is. Jeff Bezos said: ’I was told that seeing the Earth from space changes the lens from which you view the world. But I was not prepared for just how much that would be true.’...
29  octobre     03h47
Facebook gives a glimpse of metaverse, its planned virtual reality world - video
   p Mark Zuckerberg has revealed a glimpse of Facebook’s plans to built the metaverse - a digital world built over our own, comprising virtual reality headsets and augmented reality. The product launch came as the social media giant announced it will change the name of its holding company to Meta,...