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Simon Gray
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Proof (if need be) that we no longer need to speak to real people anymore.
As 2016 dawns, there’s a sense in Silicon Valley that the decades-old fantasy of a true digital assistant is due to roar back into the mainstream. If the trend in past years has been assistants powered by voice — Siri, Alexa, Cortana — in 2016 the focus is shifting to text. And if the bots come, as industry insiders are betting they will, there will be casualties.
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Living in the UK, I see the shuttering of pubs everywhere; at least this one proved to be an exception to the rule. Fascinating article.
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For the first time ever, "Hiroshima" which spanned an entire issue of the New Yorker in 1946 has been made available for free online. It tells the story through the words of six survivors.
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I guess space is big. Very big.
There may be as many as 100,000 intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way alone.
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Getting pictures, videos, and other files from your computer onto your phon...
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Conclusion to the post on Silk Road I posted a couple of weeks ago - the downfall. Again, amazing story and well presented with gorgeous illustrated animations.
As Ross Ulbricht's online drug empire mushroomed, he became rich, arrogant, and sloppy. Meanwhile, the feds were closing in.
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How elaborate and crazy is that story (parts 1&2)! The bit that got me was the reference to breaking bad and likening it to finding out that hank was dirty all along!! 
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You may remember the story of Justine Stacco; one racist tweet that destroyed her career - sobering piece by Jon Ronson.
The unique 21st-century misery of the online shaming victim.
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£56bn to save 32 minutes on a London to Birmingham train ride. Here's what it does to the people in the way.
The long read: Protesters against HS2 have been dismissed as nimbys, but there’s more at stake than house prices. Is there no future for life in the slow lane?
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Dispiriting piece on the requirements of the Secret Service.
A team tasked with protecting the president of the United States is constantly sifting through hateful online comments to find would-be assassins or terrorists.
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Not quite sure where to place this article; it's a fascinating and ultimately tragic tale of detective work and immigration.
Last winter two bodies were found in Norway and the Netherlands. They were wearing identical wetsuits. The police in three countries were involved in the case, but never managed to identify them. This is the story of who they were.
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An almost biography of ILM, a company that invented an industry.
The definitive oral history of ILM, the special effects powerhouse that revolutionized moviemaking and changed entertainment forever.
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Fascinating story about the origins and downfall of Silk Road.
How a 29-year-old idealist built a global drug bazaar and became a murderous kingpin.
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The artwork was quite interesting..esp the animated effect
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Education
  • University of Sussex
    MA Digital Media, 1996 - 1997
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Graphic designer and all round UI/UX fanboy from Brighton UK.
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Los Cristianos - Newhaven - London
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