The long-awaited NHS track and trace app was finally released in England this week… however with doubts rising surrounding the performance of the app and data protection issues, it is uncertain how popular the app will be.
COVID-19 has decimated industries, devasted educational institutions, and butchered many small businesses. However, new technology has, again, profited, which is a recurring theme of the past few decades. As social media has risen as an […]
In 1776 Adam Smith introduced the concept of “division of labour”. In his infamous work “Wealth of Nations” he describes the benefits of dividing tasks among workers and observing a rise in firms’ efficiency as […]
The iconic children’s news show’s time on TV is going to be dramatically reduced in 2020, with a new focus on the Newsround website instead. Newsround has been a consistent, reliable source of news for […]
With programmes like Black Mirror and The Great Hack on our TV, is it any wonder that we have grown accustomed to being afraid of new technology, such as Amazon’s Alexa?
It may sound like something from a sci-fi novel, but mind-reading artificial intelligence is closer to reality than you might think. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one area of scientific discovery that many people view with […]
If you’re paying full price then you’re doing something wrong. These days you would be hard pressed to find a company which doesn’t price discriminate. If businesses can split a market up into groups that […]
From university work to social media, laptops, tablets and phones are the essence of modern life. The Gryphon discusses the repercussions of inactivity and spending too much time in front of computer screens. In an […]
Wouldn’t it be great if someone were to invent a machine capable of extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? Or a device that could clear up the Earth’s oceans of rubbish? Or perhaps a contraption […]
If you type out your lecture notes, you soon might be one step ahead of the competition – some universities are now opting for the use of computers, instead of the more-traditional pen-and-paper, for exams. […]
In Autumn 2011, Apple Inc. launched Siri as a feature on its then-current iPhone, the 4S. Although far from perfect, Siri was fun, and intriguing – in so much as trying to work out what […]
Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad […]