transport
Distracted Boyfriend Has Made Up With His Girlfriend, And They Are Advertising The New East Coast Railway Together

Today is a big day for British railways - and not just because, hilariously, ultra Conservative transport minister Chris Grayling has been forced to take Virgin's East Coast railway line back into public ownership, effectively nationalising it just like Jeremy Corbyn wants to do. Read More >>

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Hey Siri, Give Me Some Encouragement: Exercising With Jaybird Run Wireless Earbuds

Remember when Apple first released Airpods? For about a week everyone scoffed at just how silly wearers looked - and then, inevitably, we tried them for themselves and they became wildly successful. Read More >>

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How Microsoft is Using AI to Tackle Fake News

Imagine someone telling you in the late 90s that by 2018, Microsoft would be a plucky underdog. You’d be forgiven for thinking that they are crazy. And that’s before they tell you who the President is. Read More >>

shopping
These Are The Robots That Will Be Doing Your Online Shopping in the Future

Last year we delved inside the surprisingly intelligent world of Ocado's Hatfield warehouse. As we reported, it turns out that when you order your groceries online your shopping isn’t assembled by pushing a trolley around a supermarket - but it is instead prepared by a dizzying array of conveyor belts, lifts and robots, with only the occasional human for support. Read More >>

space
We Asked an Actual Expert if it Would Be Crazy for Britain to Build its Own Satellite Navigation System

There’s a weird thing that happens when people start to believe in something crazy: the crazy often spills over into other things. That’s why there’s an overlap between people who believe in horoscopes and people who believe that homeopathy is anything more that sugar pills. And that’s why people who believe in Brexit also seem to believe that Britain should build its own GPS-style satellite navigation system after we get kicked out of the existing shared European Galileo project because of Brexit. Read More >>

food
What’s The Poshest Supermarket? We Crunched The Numbers To Find Out

Class is a deeply embedded part of British society. Though it isn’t just about what school you went to, or whether you spend your weekends hunting foxes or racing dogs: it’s also where you shop. Read More >>

apps
Countdown’s Rachel Riley Launches Quiz App FleetWit In The UK

Look out HQ Trivia - it appears that you have a new rival on this side of the Atlantic too as today quiz app FleetWit officially launches in the UK, with the help of TV's Rachel Riley. Read More >>

travel
EU Ambassadors Approve Electronic Travel Authorisation System For “Third Countries” (That Means Us Now)

Another slow clap for the Brexiteers today as ambassadors to the European Union have all agreed on a new system that will see the EU adopt an ESTA-style visa approval system for anyone visiting the Schengen Area from a non-EU country. And because Britain is in the midst of a national nervous breakdown, where we voted to make life actively worse for ourselves, that will include us too. Read More >>

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Big Changes Hit Gmail Today – Here’s All The New Features

Oh god, change! Is there anything worse than when something you use every day is changed by the developers and it upsets your routine? Yes, it's unpleasant - and today that sensation will be hitting users of Gmail, as Google's mail client is undergoing its biggest revamp in years. But don't worry - though it looks scary and different, it might not actually be that bad. In fact, some of the features sound positively great. So here's a run through of what to expect. Read More >>

film
You’re Not Going Crazy: The Venom Trailer Has Exactly The Same Music As The Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Hey have you seen the new Venom trailer? What do you notice about it? No, not the slightly clunky dialogue or the Peter Parker-sized elephant in the room. Have a listen to the music. Read More >>

amazon
What Is It Really Like To Work In An Amazon Warehouse? We Spoke To The Man Who Went Undercover To Find Out

As a technological feat, Amazon is brilliant. Over the last couple of decades, Jeff Bezos’ company has revolutionised the shopping experience. Thanks to Amazon’s unparalleled ability to match suppliers with people who want stuff, you know that whatever you need the chances are you can just type it into the website or app, and have it reliably delivered within 24 hours, or even on the same day. And for much cheaper than it would cost you in a brick-and-mortar store. It’s an experience that simply can’t be beaten. Read More >>