Social media apps are useful sources of information. They help us catch up with the activities of friends, news, current affairs, government COVID updates and the latest happenings in celebrity and sport. But during the pandemic, you may have felt… Read More »Social media isn’t the addiction we think it is
Memories are often considered very personal and private. Yet, in the past few years, people have got used to notifications from social media or phone galleries telling them they have a “memory”. These repackaged versions of the past affect not… Read More »Social ‘likes’ can rewrite memories of the past
Gradually over the past few years, the once-ubiquitous discussions about millennials are being replaced by an interest in the new kids on the block: generation Z – or, to give them a recently assigned alias – “Zoomers”. According to most… Read More »Zoomers are the world’s first true digital natives
If one thing is clear about remote work, it’s this: Many people prefer it and don’t want their bosses to take it away. When the pandemic forced office employees into lockdown and cut them off from spending in-person time with… Read More »“No going back,” says a wave of new nomads
You can’t have enough support when it comes to cybersecurity in 2021, which is why we’re going to share some of the most important data and reports here on the specialnoise news tab. And first up is a handy little… Read More »Download The Little Book of Cyberscams 2.0
It is estimated around half the world’s schools remain shut down. All told, this has been a potentially damaging disruption to the education of a generation. But one of the few positive outcomes from this experience is an opportunity to… Read More »Did tech save schooling during the pandemic?
Have you ever used Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri or Amazon Alexa to make decisions for you? Perhaps you asked it what new movies have good reviews, or to recommend a cool restaurant in your neighbourhood. Artificial intelligence and virtual assistants… Read More »Hey Google…what should I watch? AI has some ideas
The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used throughout computing – algorithm. In the most general sense, an algorithm is a series of instructions… Read More »What’s an algorithm? How computers know what to do
It is a critical time for public interest journalism. Trust in the mainstream media is a major problem as fake news spreads unabated on social networks. One of the key issues is the disappearance of local newspapers which could prove… Read More »Can hyperlocal restore trust in the media?