Normal Things that are Quietly Astonishing
There are some things that are an accepted part of the world but are also kind of amazing. Sometimes I like to imagine that I was born in the 19th Century and suddenly transported to the present day. I would wander around with astonishment and be truly gobsmacked at the kind of stuff going on. […]
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Me vs Phone
A couple of months ago I wrote about smartphone addiction and my commitment to use my phone less. Well, considerable time has passed since then, and I have lapsed into old habits (tut tut, me), so I’ve delved into my iPhone settings and engaged the dreaded Screen Time App Limits.
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How Should We Deal with Our Screens?
We have all heard of the good and bad that digital devices have brought us. There are some videos made 20 years ago, when the public was not occupied by their mobiles, thinking they won’t need that and still being happy with their daily life. Digital devices bring us convenience in every aspect. However, from […]
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Apps for Everyday Life
I love apps. I love anything that professes to change your life, or improve your quality of living, or help you manage your finances. Apps tend to become a source of procrastination for me, which means you can often find me purging my phone of the more useless, time-wasting ones. Other than the general life-savers, […]
What even is the internet?
When I was five years old I had no idea how lights worked. The act of flipping a light switch was a kind of sorcery. When this magic switch was flipped, the light would spontaneously turn itself on: that is just what happened.
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Back-up Your Work!
You might be familiar with Finagle’s law of dynamic negatives: anything that can go wrong, will. At the worst possible time. As a uni student, this can be better understood as: TurnItIn will go offline, five minutes before the submission deadline. While writing her assignment, three hours before submission, my sister’s laptop decided the time […]
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Free Software Alternatives to Photoshop and InDesign
We can’t all afford Adobe’s excellent software (Adobe being behind such hits as Photoshop, Premier, and InDesign). We also don’t all have access to the select University computer labs that are kitted out with the Adobe suite. Curse you, media students! *shakes fist at sky* Instead, I’m going to clue you in on some free alternatives that might help you out.
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Elon Musk’s AI vs Professional Players
You might have heard something about professional Dota 2 players being defeated by artificial intelligence. Headlines have featured the words ‘slaughtered’, ‘devastated’, and ‘destroyed’. I was watching live when the match was streamed in the early hours of this past Saturday. It’s a pretty impressive feat, but it’s misleading to suggest that these pro players were totally outclassed […]
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