Why Silicon Valley’s most astute critics are all women | John Naughton | Opinion- Tempemail

In November 2019, which now seems like an aeon ago, I wrote about an interesting correlation I had stumbled across. It was that the authors of the most insightful critiques of digital technology as deployed by the tech companies were women. I listed 20 of them and added that I Continue Reading

Amazon’s denial of workers peeing in bottles sparks questions and backlash | Life and style

To paraphrase one of the most iconic tweets of the past 10 years, Amazon’s recent denial about employees not being forced to urinate in bottles at work has people asking a lot of questions already answered by the denial. In a tweet sent last night, the official Amazon News account Continue Reading

Flying cats and a burning Banksy: why are digital art prices suddenly rocketing? | Art and design

Last week masked men set fire to a Banksy screenprint called Morons (White) at a secret location in Brooklyn, livestreaming the destruction via the Twitter account @BurntBanksy. The men worked for a company called Injective Protocol, which bought the print for $95,000 in order to destroy it and replace it Continue Reading

Style with a twist: stars turn to playful pigtails to tame lockdown hair | Fashion- Tempemail

With an appointment at a professional hairdressers now a distant memory, stylish women have taken to creative ways to tame their lockdown locks. The latest solution is a hairstyle more commonly associated with schooldays: pigtails. Grown-up, glamorous women have taken to wearing plaits. Kim Kardashian West, famous for her long Continue Reading

Nude selfies: are they now art? | Books- Tempemail

Have you ever sent a nude selfie? The question draws a thick red line between generations, throwing one side into a panic while the other just laughs. And yet, as far back as 2009, that fount of moral wisdom, Kanye West, was advising how to stay safe. “When you take Continue Reading

Apple Fitness+ review: ‘Short of getting a trainer, it’s good at getting me to push myself’ | Life and style

I abandoned my paltry selection of panic-bought fitness equipment and the hastily cobbled-together workout videos from my local gym fairly quickly over the course of Melbourne’s 2020 lockdowns. But there was one thing that kept me moving: closing my rings. With the launch of Apple Fitness+, a streaming workout video Continue Reading

‘Human etch-a sketch’: GPS art, burbing and my attempt to recreate the Guardian masthead | Technology

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” More than 150 years later, a new generation of artists tracing their movements via GPS to create sketches are proving Thoreau’s words remarkably prescient. That’s what Strava art is at its core. Named after the fitness Continue Reading

In case you missed them: the Guardian’s unsung heroes of 2020 | Life and style

Election pranksters True to form for an administration that could make the most routine tasks somehow absurd, Donald Trump couldn’t even lose an election without making it weird. With close but clear results, he refused to concede, concocting a series of unhinged conspiracy theories about stolen votes and fraud – Continue Reading

Viral quiz of the year: how well do you know the memes of 2020? | Life and style- Tempemail

You got… Say what you will about 2020, but some of the memes were OK, weren’t they. What did you DO all year? It’s like you weren’t even on the internet at all! All that time online this year has paid off for you. 100%! Let these memes be the Continue Reading