Constant craving: how digital media turned us all into dopamine addicts | Life and style- Tempemail

Dr Anna Lembke, a world-leading expert on addiction, is concerned about my “phone problem”. During our interview I confess, in passing, to having an unhealthy attachment to my iPhone, checking it every few minutes like a compulsive tic (sound familiar?) Lembke is having none of it. She wants me to Continue Reading

How missing CCTV footage turned a Chinese family’s tragedy into a national conspiracy | China- Tempemail

On Mother’s Day last Sunday, 17-year-old Lin Weiqi wished his mother – referred to only as Madame Lu in Chinese media – a good day. “Mum, enjoy your day,” he said to her that morning. He was Lu’s only child. Like most Chinese parents of the one-child generation, Lin was Continue Reading

How YouTubers turned running for London mayor into content | London mayoral election 2021

Niko Omilana will not be elected mayor of London next week. But the 23-year-old YouTuber prankster and mayoral candidate, who is currently polling just behind the Lib Dems and the Greens, is still likely to emerge from the contest as a winner. “Content is his priority,” said Omilana’s manager, Grace Continue Reading

Rishi Sunak has turned into a social media star, but who is he trying to influence? | Marie Le Conte | Opinion- Tempemail

“I’m sure this budget will look better on Instagram,” said Keir Starmer in the Commons on Wednesday. “In fact, this week’s PR video cost the taxpayer so much, I was half expecting to see a line in the OBR forecast for it.” The quip was aimed at Rishi Sunak, the Continue Reading

Cyberpunk 2077: how 2020’s biggest video game launch turned into a shambles | Games

Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most-anticipated video games of the year was released last week. A dystopian romp around a Blade Runner-inspired city, it had all the ingredients for a perfect storm of hype: it’s been nearly a decade in the making; its creator, Warsaw’s CD Projekt Red, was behind Continue Reading

Trump news: President’s ‘tiny desk’ turned into children’s toys in latest meme- Tempemail

After staying largely absent from standard press conferences since losing the election, Trump decided on Thursday that Thanksgiving was the day to get back to normal. Not only did he speak from the White House, but he answered reporters’ questions too, even though this has historically been his downfall when Continue Reading

Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles: ‘Purveyors of hate have turned trolling into a business. We have the power to turn the tables’ | Life and style- Tempemail

There’s a hot new profession on the rise with incredible career prospects, flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home. A fast-paced job in a rapidly growing industry that can catapult you from pen-pusher to proprietor without a single second of overtime. What is this highly desirable position? Continue Reading