Porn Filters Save Dominic Cummings From Additional Heap of Shame

The least popular outside advisor since Yoko Ono was saved additional online shaming by the social networks' automatic pornographic filters, which decided that they did not want to fill their sidebars up with variations on the name Cummings. Read More >>

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Now’s the Time to Rewatch Black Mirror’s ‘Striking Vipers’

Charlie Brooker was quite right when he said that now really isn’t the time for new episodes of Black Mirror. But the fact that so many of us are self-isolating at home in the midst of a pandemic that’s made it so we can’t physically touch one another makes now a particularly excellent time to go back and (re)watch “Striking Vipers,” the first episode in Black Mirror’s fifth series. Read More >>

Facebook Launches Dedicated Audio Calling App, Even Though Messenger and WhatsApp Both Do That

It never ceases to amaze me at how Facebook manages to churn out random apps that do pointless things, despite a long history of those apps doing atrociously. The latest app, called CatchUp, makes even less sense than normal, however, because it's all focussed around audio calls. Something that everyone can already do on Facebook apps that are actually popular - namely WhatsApp and Messenger. Read More >>

McDonald’s is Reopening All of Its UK Drive-Thrus by Next Week

Prepare for the end times, as droves of people descend upon the golden arches for some takeaway fries and a burger, taking over roads and leaving carnage in their wake. Read More >>

TV Licence Charges for the Over-75s Back on for August

The introduction of paid TV licences for older folk who used to get access to the BBC for nothing is back on, with the broadcaster's director general saying the brown-letter demands may start hitting the tidy door mats of the nation's most senior citizens this August. Read More >>

This Incredible Deal From Three Offers Unlimited Everything for Just £16 a Month

Unlimited data is a great thing, and it's even better now that all the major networks have some sort of unlimited tariff for all your data-hungry needs. Three often has the best prices, though, and the latest one on offer is too good to miss out on. You can get unlimited data (including tethering), calls, and texts for just £16 a month. Read More >>

How to Use Your Extra Time at Home to Finally Learn Photoshop

A mastery of Adobe Photoshop can help streamline your workflow in all kinds of fields, from web design and online publishing to digital art and photography. The software dominates the image-editing space (though alternatives are available), and no matter what your level – from beginner to expert – there’s always more to learn about using the program on Windows or macOS. Read More >>

NHS Contact Tracers Reveal the Whole Process to Be a Shambles While They’re Paid to Do Nothing

If you've ever contemplated whether the government is just taking a big ol' dump and wiping its sodden, pasty arse with tax payer money on the reg, the latest NHS contact tracing app debacle should answer that question and then some. Read More >>

Amazon Prime Day Looks Like It’s Getting Pushed Back to September

Amazon Prime Day usually rolls around in the summer with huge discounts on all sorts of tat and some very useful things, depending on what it is you're after. But it seems like the pandemic has postponed the sale, which is now taking place in September. Read More >>

Google Maps Makes Wheelchair-Accessible Locations Easier to Spot

In honour of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google’s adding a long-overdue feature to its Maps app that puts details about a location’s accessibility facilities front and centre. Read More >>

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Heathrow is Rolling out Temperature Checks as Part of a New Trial at the Airport

Heathrow is introducing a new temperature check in Terminal 2 that will screen arrivals for elevated temperatures. Read More >>

Twitter to Reply Guys: Don’t @ Me

It seems like social media companies are finally realising that no one likes rando trolls blowing up their mentions. Or being ratioed. Or having unwelcome porn bots reply to something you tweeted five years ago. Taking a cue from Instagram’s latest tag and mention controls, Twitter has just started testing its own reply controls. Read More >>

NHS App Has More Glaring Security Flaws and This is Just Getting Bloody Ridiculous Now

The NHS contact tracing app just keeps on running into problems with the majority of people involved with the project highlighting serious flaws and security concerns, but they just keep on keeping on for some unknown reason. And it's just getting silly now. Read More >>

Why You’re Anxious About Coming Out of Isolation, According to Experts

Restrictions are lifting and establishments are reopening slowly around the world. While this is a cause for celebration for many, some may be worried about venturing back out into the 'real world' — and not just because of health fears. Read More >>

OnePlus’s ‘X-Ray Camera’ Debacle Should be a Warning to Stop Using Multiple Cameras as a Gimmick

There's not much happening in the phone world right now, and barring the rumours and leaks about what may or may not be coming later this year, the biggest news of the week seems to be the OnePlus 8 Pro's fourth camera lens. You know, the one that has been dubbed the 'x-ray camera' on account of it being able to see through thin clothes and some electronics with thin plastic and little to no IR shielding. Because it's creepy that a camera can do that without much in the way of specialised or expensive equipment. Read More >>