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OnePlus 11 review: rapid Android with long battery life

Top-performing phone has great screen, superfast charging and solid camera but lacks pizazzThe OnePlus 11 is one of the first smartphones with the latest top chip from Qualcomm, which makes it faster and longer lasting but a revamped design of the device has polarised opinion.The new phone costs from £729 ($699) and so is keenly priced versus big-screen...

US experts warn AI likely to kill off jobs – and widen wealth inequality

Economists wary of firm predictions but say advances could create new raft of billionaires while other workers are laid offChatGPT is just the latest technology to fuel worries that it will wipe out the jobs of millions of workers, whether advertising copywriters, Wall Street traders, salespeople, writers of basic computer code or journalists.But while...

TechScape: Why Twitter ending free access to its APIs should be a ‘wake-up call’

In this week’s newsletter: The social media network is putting its APIs – the under-praised tool that keeps the internet as we know it going – behind a paywall. And the ramifications are hugeDon’t get TechScape delivered to your inbox? Sign up hereAPIs may not seem like the sexiest thing to write about in a tech newsletter, but bear with me. Because...

The Last of Us recap episode four – ambush in Kansas!

Ellie gets to grips with a gun, Joel has a rude awakening – and here’s Melanie Lynskey as the revolutionary Kathleen. But don’t be fooled by her dulcet tones … she’s as twisted as they comeThis article contains spoilers for The Last of Us TV series. Do not read unless you have seen episodes one to four …After the heartbreaking spectacle of Bill and...

Google trials its own AI chatbot Bard after success of ChatGPT

Technology will be added to Google’s search engine after explosion in use of rival backed by MicrosoftGoogle is releasing its own artificial intelligence chatbot, called Bard, as it responds to the huge success of the Microsoft-backed ChatGPT.The company is also adding the technology behind Bard to the Google search engine to enable complex queries...

‘We’re going through a big revolution’: how AI is de-ageing stars on screen

Stars like Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford are being rendered younger digitally but voices in the industry express concern about where we might be headingCraggy, grey-haired and 80 years old, Harrison Ford might seem a bit old to don his brown Fedora-style hat or crack his whip as Indiana Jones. But a trailer for his upcoming film Indiana Jones and the...

Hogwarts Legacy review – wizarding wish-fulfilment whose magic wears off

PlayStation 5 (version tested), Xbox Series X, PC; Avalanche/Portkey GamesBeing able to wield a wand in the hallowed halls is enchanting, but what’s beneath the spell is competent but unspectacularGiven how merciless modern pop culture is in its exploitation of childhood nostalgia, it’s remarkable there’s been no credible attempt at a big-budget Harry...

Dell to cut 5% of global workforce as ‘uncertain future’ looms

US-based PC maker makes move in order to reduce costs as ‘market conditions continue to erode’Dell is to cut 6,650 jobs, or 5% of its global workforce, as the PC maker becomes the latest US tech firm to reduce costs amid economic uncertainty.Dell told employees that market conditions were deteriorating and that initial attempts to save money, such as...

Hi-Fi Rush review – a brawler set to the beat of a drum

TK; XboxThis music-centred adventure, an unexpected release, pits a teenage boy against robotic assassins in a colourful title for gamers of all talents The video game industry’s hype cycles are typically measured in months and years, not minutes and seconds. So the simultaneous announcement and release in late January of Hi-Fi Rush – the kind of “go...

‘Get something that’s fun to play, then think about the story’: how Nintendo keeps levelling up

With 100m sales of its Switch console, a new Mario movie and even a California theme park, the Japanese tech giant is riding high again. What’s its secret?Every Nintendo fan remembers the game that converted them. Perhaps it was running and jumping around as Mario in an abstract, toylike playspace, thrilling at the lightness and precision of his movement....

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