• COMPUTERS
    Quantum computers could crack Bitcoin, but fixes are available now

    An international group of quantum boffins reckons Bitcoin could be broken by the year 2027. The researchers from Singapore, Australia and France say that scenario represents the worst case, and would see a quantum computer able to run Shor’s algorithm against the cryptocurrency’s protective elliptic curve signature quicker than the 10 minutes Bitcoin needs to […]

  • NEWS
    The Netflix of Apps Is Coming – Are You Ready?

    HIGHLIGHTS Ulysses recently switched from a paid up-front to a subscription model Developers need recurring revenue to cover costs There’s already a service that lets you use many apps for a monthly fee Would you pay Rs. 45,000 to own Adobe Photoshop or would you rather shell out around Rs. 750 per month for it? […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Are Computers Already Smarter Than Humans?

    Who’s smarter — you, or the computer or mobile device on which you’re reading this article? The answer is increasingly complex, and depends on definitions in flux. Computers are certainly more adept at solving quandaries that benefit from their unique skillset, but humans hold the edge on tasks that machines simply can’t perform. Not yet, […]

  • NEWS
    The Netflix of Apps Is Coming – Are You Ready?

    HIGHLIGHTS Ulysses recently switched from a paid up-front to a subscription model Developers need recurring revenue to cover costs There’s already a service that lets you use many apps for a monthly fee Would you pay Rs. 45,000 to own Adobe Photoshop or would you rather shell out around Rs. 750 per month for it? […]

  • CLOTHING
    This blogger’s side-by-side photo proves clothing sizes are a myth

    Blogger Mira Hirsch reveals the startling difference in clothing sizes. Image: Instagram/@mira_hirsch Mira Hirsch has a public service announcement: don’t let numbers define you. For a good reason. The South African blogger posted a photo on social media, exposing how different clothing can be, even when it’s technically the same size. Hirsch posted a side-by-side […]

  • ALL DEALS
    These Are All The Deals for the New iPhones So Far

    Apple announced three new iPhones on Tuesday, which means people will soon be hoping to get the best deals when trying to upgrade their phones. Preorders for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus begin on Sept. 15, and they begin shipping on Sept. 22. If you want to get the special iPhone X, which has even more upgraded […]

  • ALL DEALS
    8 all you can eat deals in London that are actually good

    Don’t mind if I do (Picture: Getty) Generally speaking, anything advertised as ‘all you can eat’ is to be avoided at all costs, unless you like your dinner with a side portion of salmonella.   That said, London is home to quite a few little-known bottomless menus that are a) good and b) won’t make […]

  • Go up a size? Or wear clothes that are too tight? (Be honest.)

    The other day I asked my Facebook friends if (clothing) size matters. I asked them because I had just had an awful incident involving a skirt. It was full and floral. A little bit retro, too. And just the thing I needed in my wardrobe. And while the store didn’t carry the skirt in my regular missy […]

  • COMPUTERS
    People are already replacing their desktop computers with smartglasses

    In the tech industry, “dogfooding” is a common term that describes when companies make their employees use the software and hardware they make, so that bugs can be caught and everyday improvements can be dreamed up before the product ever hits the market. Recently, the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley have shown significant interest in augmented […]