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ElectricityMap is a real-time interactive map of electricity consumption around the globe.

The urgency to act on climate change has meant that more people than ever before are really thinking about where their power comes from and what kind (...)

Unlike platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, WhatsApp seems to serve the purpose of upholding existing bonds with family and friends. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Scientists say WhatsApp can be good for your health. UK researchers gathered data from 200 users about how they use the messaging app and found that d(...)

UN reports proposes legal and policy framework to regulate and ensure accountability and transparency in the private surveillance  industry

UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye has called for a moratorium on the global sale of private surveillance industry(...)

The Tinder April Fools spoof story

April Fools has come and gone, bringing with it “amusing” spoof stories, including the Drone Dog Walker and Tinder’s new height verification badge. Th(...)

Why certain things ended up in your news feed in the order they did has always been a bit of a mystery for Facebook users. Finally, the company has in(...)

EU membership comes with online consumer protection rights including the 14-day cooling off period that gives buyers a chance – with some exceptions –(...)

Dr Nicholas Weaver of the University of California, Berkeley, believes the cryptocurrency and blockchain space is “one big fraud”. Illustration: Dado Ruvic

Since Facebook announced plans for its own Internet of Money with the introduction of digital currency Libra by 2020, people have been queuing around (...)

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite: free to download for Android and iOS.

It’s the Pokemon Go of 2019. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Niantic’s latest augmented reality game offering and there’s a bit more to it than hitting(...)

Small biosensing robots may soon have a role in medicine and agriculture.

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California have created a tiny robot that can be controlled by bacteria. This doesn’t m(...)

Swoot is an app that adds a social element to podcasts.

There are plenty of good quality podcast apps out there. The only problem is that they make it difficult to share podcast episodes with friends and, i(...)

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