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Auggie review – watchable hi-tech satire doesn’t quite know what to say

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The face of American character actor Richard Kind – melancholy, hangdog, a little dyspeptic – is exactly right for this high-concept midlife satire from director and co-writer Matt Kane. It’s a variation on a familiar...

Dream review – the RSC’s hi-tech Shakespeare only goes so far

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At 7pm on Tuesday more than 7,000 people were watching. At a later performance – 2am on Wednesday – questions were coming into the post-show Q&A from as far away as Melbourne. The Royal Shakespeare Company reckons...

Hair by Amazon? Tech giant to open hi-tech salon in London

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Amazon has announced a surprise move into the world of hairdressing with the opening of a hi-tech hair salon in London that boasts special mirrors able to show customers how they would look with a different hair colou...

Hi-tech London attraction seeks to bring Gunpowder Plot to life

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The whistle of rockets, explosions of colour and crackle of flames on Bonfire Night never fail to captivate children and adults. But few give much consideration to the 1605 gunpowder plot that is commemorated each yea...

Hi-tech wooden flooring can turn footsteps into electricity

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Scientists have developed technology that can turn footsteps into electricity. By tapping into an unexpected energy source, wooden flooring, researchers from Switzerland have developed an energy-harvesting device that...

How a hi-tech search for Genghis Khan is helping polar bears

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Genghis Khan got his dying wish: despite attempts by archaeologists and scientists to find the Mongolian ruler’s final resting place, the location remains a secret 800 years after his death. The search for his tomb, t...

How Russia and Ukraine are wielding hi-tech weaponry to win the war

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One of the few welcome surprises of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was the speed and apparent effectiveness of western governments’ imposition of conventional sanctions on his country. In short order, half of Russia’s $6...

Rome’s Colosseum to gain hi-tech arena floor

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The floor of Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiators once fought against each other and wild animals, is set to be restored to its former glory. Milan Ingegneria, a structural engineering and architecture firm, has won an ...

The RSC’s hi-tech Dream opens up a world of theatrical possibility

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The opening moments of Dream contain all the enticements of an augmented Imax experience, beamed to our laptops. The camera hovers over a forest drenched in mist, then swoops in as if entering a 3D DreamWorks movie. O...

Toronto swaps hi-tech, not-so-smart city plans for people-centred vision

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A year after ditching a Google tie-up to create a tech-heavy waterside development Canada’s largest city is stressing affordability, sustainability and the environmentWhen a Google-backed company first considered 12 a...

UK military to unveil shift towards hi-tech warfare as cuts bite

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Britain’s military will unveil a shift towards more lethal, hi-tech and drone-enabled warfare on Monday as ministers and chiefs attempt to stave off criticism of impending cuts in the size of the armed forces. The pla...

UK pledges extra £250m for hi-tech research collaboration with EU

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The government has stepped in at the 11th hour with an additional £250m in funding to help pay for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s funding programme for research and innovation. Universi...

US-China doomsday threat ramped up by hi-tech advances, says Kissinger

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Former US diplomat Henry Kissinger has said that US-China tensions threaten to engulf the entire world and could lead to an Armageddon-like clash between the two military and technology giants. The 97-year-old former ...