Wesley Patterson

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Why I’m glad there’s no British Las Vegas

We have nothing, not even high-season Blackpool, not even the great financial casino of Canary Wharf, that begins to resemble this<p>I didn’t realise that the Rialto Bridge has a moving walkway and muzak, that the gondolas beneath it float on a clear blue pool, and that the school of Tiepolo had so …

Why do we only worship 'real' works of art?

As the V&A prepares to reopen its cast courts with its glorious reproductions, you'd be forgiven for thinking authenticity is overrated<p>Generations stand in wonder at the cast courts of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The east court reopens later this month, burnished and refurbished, with …

You shouldn’t watch Dapper Laughs. But you really shouldn’t let the likes of me stop you.

(In an extract from this week’s Spectator,) - As you’ll know by now, I’m big on thinking the right things. Should a thought strike me that m’colleague Rod Liddle would not describe as ‘bien-­pensant’, then I will of course shy away from it, in a blind panic, for fear that my pensée should be …

Touch-free smartphone lets you text and play games with head gestures

In the Arabian Nights story, whenever Ali Baba shouts "Open Sesame," the door to the den of the Forty Thieves opens. But for the 10 beta testers of the Sesame phone, uttering that phrase means unlocking their smartphones without the use of their hands. Once the touch-free phone is active, users …

Amazon Plans Prime Air Delivery Drone Tests In The UK

Amazon is planning to test its Prime Air delivery drones in the UK. A job ad seeking a flight operations engineer to work in Cambridge was posted last week. This summer Amazon asked the FAA for permission to conduct outdoor drone tests in the US.<p>The Prime Air flight operations engineer will be …