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Talking tech addiction with the man who got us addicted

Nir Eyal ran a course at Stanford University teaching would-be tech-heads the dark arts of behavioural engineering. His first book, Hooked, became a bible for tech execs who wanted to create products that would keep us swiping and scrolling. Now he’s back with an antidote to tech addiction (but not an apology).

Life

Confessions of a digital pick-up artist

As the growing popularity of personals ads signals a pivot to a slower, more gentle type of online dating, Rory McClenaghan looks back at the brief period he spent as an “opener” for men looking for love online.

Life

Elon Musk: a cheat sheet

He’s determined to send humans to Mars, wants to insert AI into our brains and got so fed up with the LA traffic that he started a company to build a tunnel underneath the city. Is there anything that Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t do?

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