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A history lesson in the web’s largest online resource, Wikipedia

A history lesson in the web’s largest online resource, Wikipedia

A vision for a cyberspace utopia created the world’s most extensive and read-reference information bank, and it’s still standing today
Drop it like it’s hotspot: Lack of internet connection causes chaos on campus

Drop it like it’s hotspot: Lack of internet connection causes chaos on campus

A look into the lack of internet access and University communication and support on campus for the first few days of term, and the problems its caused
I fell off the social media grid for a year: here’s what I learned

I fell off the social media grid for a year: here’s what I learned

Lilly Rosenberg reflects on her year with no social media and explains why she no longer feels guilty about her scrolling habits
Review: Dorian

Review: Dorian

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Proper Job Theatre’s Dorian
Big data: perilous or profitable?

Big data: perilous or profitable?

Big data has the potential to be seamlessly integrated in every single aspect of our lives, making it more accessible, safe, and convenient
Weaving a less tangled Web

Weaving a less tangled Web

Following the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Sophie Marriott looks at how it has been used and abused, and what the legacy of its creator, Tim Berners-Lee is.
The Internet of Things: who really needs a smart toaster?

The Internet of Things: who really needs a smart toaster?

From smarter toasters to cars to street lamps, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a movement that will have profound implications for industry and security.
A Smarter Manchester: How the City is Embracing Smart Technology

A Smarter Manchester: How the City is Embracing Smart Technology

The CityVerve project is led by Manchester Council, Cisco, and Manchester Science Partnerships and is set to transform the way Mancunians interact with their city and environment
Interview: Aravelle, Mancunian Twitch streamer

Interview: Aravelle, Mancunian Twitch streamer

Aravelle is a popular Mancunian-born streamer on twitch
Loneliness epidemic strikes young people

Loneliness epidemic strikes young people

Research by BBC Radio 4 has identified a loneliness epidemic among young people
Smartphones are becoming the new luxury cars

Smartphones are becoming the new luxury cars

Sophie Marriott writes that as smartphones become increasingly crucial to everyday life they become just as much embroiled with poverty and inequality as the luxury car market.
How technology and widespread media are affecting you right now

How technology and widespread media are affecting you right now

Social media and technological advancements have changed the way people interact with each other, making the future unpredictable
Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

Is ‘relatable’ online content homogenising us?

Our emotional and expressive capacities are changing the age of the meme
Harambe and the magic of memes

Harambe and the magic of memes

Memes have transcended the world of the Internet and made their way into politics and everyday life
Our Internet window to the world is shrinking

Our Internet window to the world is shrinking

David Moseley argues that social media is limiting our perception of the news and the world as a whole
University network under sustained cyber attack

University network under sustained cyber attack

The University of Manchester and other institutions connected to the Janet network had their internet connections knocked out after sustained attack
What has instant information turned us into?

What has instant information turned us into?

The Internet isn’t making us stupid, we just don’t know how to deal with so much information
V for Valentine

V for Valentine

Last weekend’s day of love is analysed by Marina Iskander, who believes you should spend your the special day of Valentines doing what you love, not who you love
Technology: the modern day student addiction

Technology: the modern day student addiction

A survey has revealed the biggest addictions that students and other young people succumb to
The Instagram Effect

The Instagram Effect

Marina Iskander discusses the unobtainably high standards that we set ourselves on social media.

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