Technology

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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The FIFA Story

The FIFA Story

FIFA is one of those video games that everyone has played, when you think of football games you think of FIFA. The game franchise was originally released back in 1993 and since then EA Sports have incrementally released a new version every year to coincide with the start of the football season itself, with each version getting better and better as the technology and game design improved. In thi

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Are Video Games Really That Bad?

They started as simple blocks of light, but few predicted they heralded a revolution in entertainment, video games had arrived. An entire generation has now grown up immersed in virtual worlds becoming ever more realistic and like television and film before them they are not without controversy. Video games stand accused of making us violent or causing addiction, but do any of these claims hold wa

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Zero Days

Zero Days

While we all quietly surf around on the internet an elite of the smartest hackers scan it day and night looking for undetected safety leaks. They convert these secret leaks as if by magic into building blocks for cyber weapons which they can then sell for astronomical amounts of money to criminal organisations, security services and even the government. These exploits enable those in the know to i

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Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It

What do we all have in common? no matter what corner of the world you live in you need several necessities, food, water, shelter and money. Half of all transactions involve money in exchange for goods or services, stocks, bonds, a loaf of bread or even illicit drugs. It doesn't matter what the commodity, you've got to pay for it or at least someone does. We spend much of our lives chasing money

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Deep Web

Deep Web

The Deep Web is vast, thousands of times larger than the "Surface Web" i.e. the searchable web that we all know and love. The Deep Web itself is not a place it just simply accounts for all of the unindexed content stored online, this includes banking data, administrative code for governments, corporations and universities. Over time people began using the Deep Web via special browsers, one such br

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Car Crash: The DeLorean Story

This is the tale of the biggest car crash in all of the automotive history, the story of how a modern day Machiavelli spend 85 million pounds of tax payers money in pursuit of his dream to build a stainless steel sports car.  Over a quarter of a century ago, the only sports car ever built in Ireland ceased production, the car itself was as controversial as it was nonconventional, gull wing doors,

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Inside: 21st Century Warship

The United States Navy is poised to meet the future with a new generation of high tech transformer like fighting machines. There fast, versatile but also deadly, these are the pioneering warships, USS Freedom & USS Independence and in this National Geographic film we are given a complete tour of there ability and design. The world has changed and in the 21st century the US Navy must deal wi

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