Why we’re about to discover more Wikipedia hoaxes

Wikipedia articles and burgers from the supermarket – unless you examine them both in great detail, you can’t be 100 per cent sure what you’re getting. The article on the Bicholim Conflict – a supposed war between Portugal and the Indian Maratha Empire – was deleted last month after one editor assiduously demonstrated that the […]

Facebook Graph Search: now you can spy on your friends

As The Telegraph reports, Facebook has overhauled its internal search engine to allow members to easily search through their friends’ posts. The Graph Search tool will allow users to quickly retrieve friends’ mutual interests, such as films and music; Facebook suggests searches like “Friends who like Star Wars and Harry Potter” for planning a film […]

The iPhone 5: the more glass screen there is, the more there is to break

The American independent reviewers’ group Consumer Reports has given Apple’s iPhone 5 its blessing – a stark contrast to its assessment of the iPhone 4 in 2010, which it notably could not recommend due to signal degradation issues. The consumer watchdog considered the maps app “competent enough, even if it falls short of what’s available for […]