Technology

Thoughts on the future of fast food

The Face guide to the 2020s: What’s on the menu? Food futurologist Morgaine Gaye predicts a surge in non-meat meats, the evolution of edible packaging and the introduction of insect protein.

Life

Is the cloud killing the environment?

In short, yes. Here’s why and what you can do to help.

While it might seem like the cloud is a vague, weightless place propping up the wireless world, there is (of course) physical cloud infrastructure that needs 24/7 power.


Culture

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.

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