World’s lamest cyborg? My microchip isn’t cool now- but it could be the future

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Olivia Solon felt more key fob than RoboCop after get implanted with a microchip to stimulate contactless buys. But the future could hold much more I took two deep breaths, then a tattooed piercer called Andy stabbed me in the fleshy part of my hand between the forefinger and thumb, injecting a tiny microchip encased […]


Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

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Retailer backs futurologists assert that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that […]


Algorithms outperformed us. But we still prefer human fallibility | Rafael Behr

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As technology becomes ever smarter, we cling to a comforting divide between people and machines, writes Guardian columnist Rafael Behr There are no monuments to Ned Ludd. This may be because there is no certainty that the man whose name was adopted by insurrectionary textile workers at the start of the 19 th century actually […]