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A Brief History of the Emoji

Some people love them, some people hiss like monsters at the very sight of them, but whatever your thoughts on them, emoji are everywhere. Most of us know someone who communicates in little pictures instead of words. There has even been a…

Pokémon GO Citizen Science

Unless you’ve been living under a particularly dense and large rock for the last month, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon GO, the augmented-reality mobile game based on the long-running Pokémon franchise. The game was released in early…

Great Scott! Back to the Future is Now!

Great Scott! Today’s the day Michael J. Fox has been paranoid about for years. It’s the day Marty McFly arrives into 2015. So apart from the fact that we’re all going to start dressing like this today: What did Back to the Future get right?…

Here Be Algorithms

We live in an age of algorithms. They fly our planes for us, explore the distant rocks of Mars for us, find us our soulmates (or at least a cheeky Tinder rendezvous), and even help us find something good to stick on the telly of a dreary…