Galaxy Buds Pro review: Samsung’s AirPods Pro-beating earbuds | Technology

Samsung’s latest Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds add noise-cancelling, virtual surround and improved sound, making them a challenger to Apple’s AirPods Pro. At £219, they are the new top-of-the-range earbuds from Samsung, sitting above the £179 Galaxy Buds Live and £159 Galaxy Buds+. The Buds Pro have silicone ear tips and Continue Reading

Obsolete software from 1990s features in Brexit deal text | Politics

The EU-UK Brexit deal refers to defunct decades-old computer software such as Netscape Communicator as “modern”, raising suspicions that some of the text may have been copied and pasted in. Online commenters gleefully shared the observation that page 921 of the painfully birthed trade agreement refers to Netscape Communicator – Continue Reading

How artificial intelligence helped me overcome my dyslexia | Life and style

I’m 10 years old. Minutes into a maths lesson and my palms have already begun to sweat. I’ve positioned myself in the back row, but the teacher walks up and down the aisles of the classroom, peering over our shoulders. I don’t understand the rules. The teacher’s voice becomes a Continue Reading

Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? | Technology

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Apple engineers embarked on a rare collaboration with Google. The goal was to build a system that could track individual interactions across an entire population, in an effort to get a head start on isolating potentially infectious carriers of a disease that, as Continue Reading

Apple accuses Facebook of ‘disregard for user privacy’ | Technology

Apple has criticised Facebook for trying to “collect as much data as possible” from users, saying it will push ahead with its planned launch of a new privacy feature despite objections from the advertising industry. The company’s director of global privacy, Jane Horvath, made the criticism in a letter to Continue Reading

Gladys West: the hidden figure who helped invent GPS | Society

Gladys West knew from a young age that she didn’t want to be a farmer. But the mathematician, born in 1930 in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, still had to help harvest crops on her family’s small farm. The hard work started before daybreak and lasted well into the blistering heat of Continue Reading

One Caravaggio coming right up! Adam Lowe, the art world’s master faker | Art and design

The grandest spaces in the whole of the mighty Victoria and Albert Museum are the Cast Courts, built high enough to hold a full-scale replica of Trajan’s Column in Rome, which is colossal even in two pieces. No less imposing are the London museum’s 19th-century copies of Michelangelo’s David, not Continue Reading

Apple faces privacy case in Europe over iPhone tracking ID | Technology

The consumer rights activist Max Schrems has filed a formal privacy case against Apple, arguing that an ID generated by iPhones that lets advertisers track users violates privacy regulations. Schrems, whose lawsuit against Facebook led to a landmark ruling restricting data transfers from the EU to the US, has made Continue Reading

macOS 11 Big Sur review: the Mac, iPad-ified for the future | Technology

Apple has just released Big Sur as a free update, marking the biggest redesign for macOS in years. The core system of every Mac computer is now equal parts traditional desktop computer and features many will be used to seeing from the iPad and iPhone. Big Sur marks the end Continue Reading

Apple Mac mini, MacBook Air and Pro with iPhone-like chips launch | Technology

Apple has announced the first in its series of ARM-powered Mac computers with the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, as it begins the transition from traditional Intel processors to those that run in the iPhone. The new machines mark the first stage of Apple’s huge effort to Continue Reading