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Month: September 2019

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Elon Musk unveils Starship designed to take crew on round-trips to Mars



SpaceX spacecraft would carry passengers anywhere in solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularlyElon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on …

Five of the best mobile phones – whatever your budget



You can get great phones at almost any price – here’s a guide to some of the best aroundWhen it comes to buying a new phone some enthusiasts reckon you need to spend £1,000-plus to buy a good one. But the truth is that you can get great phones at almos…

TikTok’s local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content



Chinese-owned social media app bans such content even in countries where homosexuality has never been illegalTikTok’s efforts to provide locally-sensitive moderation have resulted in it banning any content that could be seen as positive to gay people o…

TikTok’s local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content



Chinese-owned social media app bans such content even in countries where homosexuality has never been illegalTikTok’s efforts to provide locally-sensitive moderation have resulted in it banning any content that could be seen as positive to gay people o…

TikTok’s local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content



Chinese-owned social media app bans such content even in countries where homosexuality has never been illegalTikTok’s efforts to provide locally-sensitive moderation have resulted in it banning any content that could be seen as positive to gay people o…

‘It was the right choice’: how the Gears 5 team built a credible female hero



Kait Diaz is a success as the protagonist in Gears 5, but the process of getting her there went back years and involved cultural change for the game’s developerZöe Curnoe, a senior producer at video game developer The Coalition, lets out a long sigh. W…

What’s the best gaming laptop to replace a MacBook Air for Minecraft?



Robert is looking for a laptop that has a keyboard like an old MacBook AirMy son has grown up using a MacBook Air for Minecraft. He swears by the keyboard layout, and having witnessed the blazing speed with which he does things in the game, I understan…

Revealed: how TikTok censors videos that do not please Beijing



Leak spells out how social media app advances China’s foreign policy aimsTikTok, the popular Chinese-owned social network, instructs its moderators to censor videos that mention Tiananmen Square, Tibetan independence, or the banned religious group Falu…

Google contract workers in Pittsburgh vote to form union



The tech employees, who have complained of low pay and stingy time off, will join with the United Steel WorkersA group of Google contract workers in Pittsburgh voted to unionize on Tuesday, a historic development within the labor movement and a remarka…