Technology

The Fight to End Revenge Porn

The way that we meet, flirt and become intimate has dramatically changed over the last 10 years, but now that so much of our private lives have migrated online we're vulnerable in ways we have only just begun to understand. Revenge porn is a new form of epidemic with thousands of websites dedicated to it. The term "Revenge Porn" itself is defined as the nonconsensual sharing of sexual materials

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The Incredible Machine

An interesting short film that was originally released in 1968 by Bell Telephone Laboratories, The Incredible Machine details the advancements being made in the field of computing and digital technology at the time. Featuring the 'Graphic 1' computer system which itself was designed by Bell Labs we get a taste of digital music composition, electronic circuit design, digital movie production, digit

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Cyberbullies: A Killer Network

These days there are more smart devices in the world than there are people to use them, ranging from smartphones, tablets and computers, we all have one if not more than one, possibly even a few forgotten devices taking up valuable drawer space. They are always with us, connecting us to the wider world and they have most certainly revolutionised the way we communicate with one another. However the

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Factory City

Factory City

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live where you work, no? neither have I and for most of us the idea would simply be unthinkable, but imagine living and working at one of the biggest factories in the world, a workplace the size of Monaco. For the 17,000 employees stationed at the mega factory known as EUPA, it is reality and they come from all over China seeking a brighter future.

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Podfather

Podfather

In the 21st Century we all march to a digital beat, electronic devices shape how we work talk, travel and play, and at the very heart of todays technology lies a very tiny but extraordinary invention. It's inventor is not a household name but to those that knew him Robert Noyce is one of the key figures of the modern age. Noyce laid the foundations of Americas most innovative industry and Silic

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The Bitcoin Gospel

The Bitcoin Gospel

In this film VPRO Backlight take us into a world where we can become our own bank. We tend to take it for granted that money creation is controlled by government and banks but there is a community of people who don't see this as a given, this community is switching to what they believe is a far superior monetary system, a system where banks are no longer needed or in control because with this new

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Impact! A Horizon Guide To Car Crashes

For most of our history, horseback was as fast as any human could hope to travel but then came along the industrial revolution which saw the birth of steam powered and internal combustion engines. Cars transformed our world they made travel easier, more accessible and faster than ever before. This speed however also brought danger with it and for more than 60 years Horizon and the BBC have repo

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Nuclear Fruit: How the Cold War Shaped Video Games

They say knowledge is power and this is seldom more true than in war. Knowing your enemies plans whilst denying them the same privilege is to stack the odds in your favour. As military cryptography advanced in complexity so too did the required effort needed to crack it. In WWII we saw the rise of the Enigma Machine, it's complexity was such that mere manpower could not solve it within any reasona

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The Mobile Love Industry

Since the invention of the internet 30 years ago network technology has connected us in increasingly intimate ways. Today the world is literally at our fingertips through our phones. The immediacy of connection has radically impacted life in the 21st century, especially when it comes to sex and love. It would seem that in the last 5 years a good third of relationships start via online dating if no

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