“It’s a fool’s errand to imagine every use of AR before we have the hardware in our hands,” writes the developer Adrian Hon, who was called on by Google to write games for their smartglasses a decade ago. “Yet there’s one use of AR glasses that few are talking about but will be world-changing: scraping data from everything we see.” This “worldscraping” would be a big tech dream – and a privacy activist’s nightmare. A pair of smartglasses turns people into walking CCTV cameras, and the data that a canny company could gather from that is mindboggling. Every time someone browsed a supermarket, their smartglasses would be recording real-time pricing data, stock levels and browsing habits; every time they opened up a newspaper, their glasses would know which stories they read, which adverts they looked at and which celebrity beach pictures their gaze lingered on. … [Read more...] about Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs?
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£29m for the 'Festival of Brexit Britain' The Treasury confirmed £29m to help fund 'Festival UK' in 2022. Officials described this as "a series of show-stopping events to showcase the best of British art, culture and tech", to "boost national pride and celebrate what it means to be British". … [Read more...] about Spending review 2020 in full: Announcements at-a-glance as pay and benefits hit
Regardless of where you pick a set up from, this is already a lowest-ever price. So, it seems unlikely they’ll be any cheaper during the rest of November. … [Read more...] about 8 early Black Friday deals including Nintendo Switch and Apple Airpods
IFS chief Paul Johnson said this morning that he would be surprised if Mr Sunak moved to tax rises any time soon, with the costs of servicing debt at very low levels, although they were likely to be needed in the 'long run'. … [Read more...] about Rishi’s ready for his close up! Hoodie-clad Chancellor Sunak runs through his lines ahead of tomorrow’s Spending Review announcement in MORE carefully posed catalogue model-style snaps
First thing to note was the marked contrast in energy levels between the pair. Mr Hunt was keener than a terrier who’d just scoffed two breakfasts. Couldn’t wait to get stuck in. With no Cabinet posting to occupy his unquenchable ambitions, these sessions are his cup final. … [Read more...] about Keener than a terrier on two breakfasts, Jeremy Hunt got stuck into Matt Hancock: HENRY DEEDES watches another confrontation between the Health Secretary and his predecessor