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Illegal raves: social media messages bring in a new generation of partygoers

It's after midnight in a repossessed college building in east London. Hundreds of ravers in their early 20s shuffle in front of a wall of speakers, cutting shapes to heavy drum 'n' bass as an MC raps. Upstairs, a queue snakes away from a small table, where a man is selling balloons for a pound. A …

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Summer prints for 2014

A sartorial stalwart for Summer, prints lit up the looks for the boys and provided a style coda during the collections. Think Hawai'ian shirts, Pop …

Fashion Shows

This year a slave: 3 out of every 1,000 humans are still trafficked. Let's fix that

Just the other night, in the year 2014, Steve McQueen got up there on stage, accepted the trophy for Best Picture, and closed the Oscars with these simple words:<p>Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live. This is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup. I dedicate this award to all the …

The haves, the have-nots and the exploited: How technology is helping the most helpless

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ChamelonsEye<p>Some days we’re reminded of just how lucky we are. If you’re reading this, you’re probably …

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Hard pills to swallow

LOUIS MACHOGU, the owner of a pharmacy near Nairobi, has noticed a change. In the past decade Kenya, like much of Africa, has seen a surge in foreign …

Fake Nails That Open Electric Doors, And Other Beauty Innovations of the Future

When you were a kid, and you thought about The Future, what did you imagine? Flying cars and moon colonies? Robot colleagues and interactive …

Wearable Tech

Forget Mega-Corporations, Here’s The Mega-Network

We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel.<p>Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain implants, but don’t worry, those are coming, too. But one big cyberpunk theme that hasn’t come to …

Forget Google Glass, Meta SpaceGlasses Look Like They Were Made By Tony Stark (Video)

Forget Google Glass, Meta Pro have developed a new type of interactive glasses which look like they were designed by Tony Stark, and they come with a …

Google Glass

Flipboard

Eton headmaster tells schools to adapt to the internet - or die

Anthony Little says schools as we know them will be redundant in a generation unless a new breed of teacher embraces the "dynamic and frightening" technological revolution<p>Schools have to embrace the internet and invest in teachers "like never before" or they will become redundant in a generation, …

Singularity University plots hi-tech future for humans

<b>Rob Nail walks into the room looking like a Silicon Valley Doctor Who as played by David Tennant - tailored suit, 3D-printed trainers and the Californian twist on the sonic screwdriver, Google Glass.</b><p>But despite spending most of his days predicting what the future will look like, he doesn't want to …

Singularity

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

Lost in cyberspace: How long do children spend online?

As sales of laptops and smartphones rise, we asked six 12-year-olds how much time they spend in front of a screen<p><b>Mimi Scholes</b> is the daughter of Adam, a creative director at the advertising agency JWT. Mimi’s mother, Rachael, died of cancer in January 2012. Mimi has a younger sister, Alberta, and …

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: 'Deleting should be the default'

Evan Spiegel’s app Snapchat is setting a new standard for the internet, he tells Matt Warman<p>Evan Spiegel is 23. He lives at home with his dad. And he’s worth at least $3billion.<p>This is not thanks to inheriting a fortune or winning a lottery: the app he built is now on one in four smartphones in the …

Social Media

Miss Teen USA hacker pleads guilty to 'sextortion' threats

<b>A US teenager has pleaded guilty to hacking into the computers of young women, using their webcams to take photos, and then threatening the victims with blackmail.</b><p>Prosecutors had accused Jared James Abrahams of carrying out the attacks over a two-year period.<p>The current winner of the Miss Teen USA …

Computer Science

End of the road

FOR a country as wealthy as America, the dilapidated state of its infrastructure sure is a sorry sight. Three weeks of motoring around Spain—an …

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Juergen Faelchle<p>I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.<p>On the one hand, I’m …

Six in ten teens asked to send explicit images and videos, survey finds

More than half of teenagers have been asked to send sexual images or videos of themselves, as experts warn ‘sexting’ is becoming “the norm” among young people.<p>Adolescents admit sending explicit messages to friends, boyfriends, girlfriends and in some cases complete strangers.<p>The NSPCC said …

Snapchat clarifies who can see your snaps, and how

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Disposable message app Snapchat has garnered a loyal fanbase on the premise that it actually disposes those messages. But with …

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