fact or fiction

Is it fact or merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the myths and beliefs we hold about cyber safety, artificial intelligence, dystopian futures and our everyday gadgets.

  • Chantal Spurgeon
    Published 3 days ago
    Sorry, Dave, I Can't Do That!

    Sorry, Dave, I Can't Do That!

    I will preface this by saying that I have been in IT my entire career. I love innovation and new technology. But where do we draw the line? When do we acknowledge that technology is stealing our humanity?
  • Rushi Patel
    Published 15 days ago
    Why Microsoft Allow Cracked Software?

    Why Microsoft Allow Cracked Software?

    You must have often wondered why Microsoft does not stop piracy? Microsoft can stop piracy in a minute if it wants.
  • Scott Hickman
    Published 27 days ago
    The health impact of smart homes

    The health impact of smart homes

    Smart Homes are supposed to save us money and make life easier by automating some day to day tasks, but is this impacting our health? Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular, allowing us to control the lights with our voices and set the thermostat whilst on holiday or before you get home from work. Doing this can also save you money because you will no longer forget to turn your lights off and some thermostats even adapt to your routine to help save you money (namely the Google Nest learning thermostat).
  • Jake Holyoak
    Published 2 months ago
    Myths debunked: the notorious black box

    Myths debunked: the notorious black box

    Many young drivers will be familiar with the idea of a telematics box, or more commonly known as a black box — and it might even be a phrase that they’ve dreaded hearing when said by a parental figure. The role of a black box is to monitor driving habits, and they are especially popular amongst newly qualified drivers for the reason that they provide data which may help to eventually lower insurance costs by promoting safer driving.
  • Natasha Christou
    Published 5 months ago
    Automation & Technology: Driving Factors Behind a Green Future
  • Becka Maisuradze
    Published 6 months ago
    Here's why it's ridiculous to link COVID-19 outbreak to 5G antennas

    Here's why it's ridiculous to link COVID-19 outbreak to 5G antennas

    It is safe to say that the year 2020 has set off with a rough start. It wasn't even here when a new type of virus called COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, emerged in a Chinese province Wuhan. In just a few months in, the virus has already infected more than 1.5 million people and killed more than 120,000.
  • Wade Wainio
    Published 6 months ago
    The 999 Phone Charging Myth:  A Silly Semi-Myth Indeed

    The 999 Phone Charging Myth: A Silly Semi-Myth Indeed

    You may not have heard of this myth, but Wikipedia has already summed it up rather succinctly: "The 999 phone charging myth is an urban myth which claims that if a mobile phone has low battery then dialing 999 (or any regional emergency number) charges the phone so it has more power." They add, "This was confirmed as a myth by several British police forces who publicly cited the dangers of making such calls."
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published about a year ago
    Tech Topics that High School Students Should Learn

    Tech Topics that High School Students Should Learn

    Living in this era we all are more or less aware of how much we useful and now necessary is having knowledge of technology and information. It is everywhere we see around us and therefore is crucial for all people and especially students to learn the benefits of technology and make them skillful in this area. The internet can be really helpful in developing knowledge of technical related issues. Some of the most basic and the absolute things that all students should know will be discussed below in the article.
  • Tobias Gillot
    Published 2 years ago
    Everything You Need to Know About Feature Flags

    Everything You Need to Know About Feature Flags

    Feature flags can seem both easy to use and very complex. Their basic concept is pretty straightforward, but feature flags can be very powerful tools and using them correctly takes skill. Here’s everything you need to know about feature flags.
  • Stefan Ateljevic
    Published 2 years ago
    Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Smart Homes

    Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Smart Homes

    Smart Homes are the latest advancement in home automation. This technology is quickly making a name for itself. Here are a few facts about smart homes that you have never heard of.
  • Sanj S
    Published 2 years ago
    Is Technology Limiting Creativity?

    Is Technology Limiting Creativity?

    As of the date of publication, I stand as 18 years young. As an individual who has been immersed in the world of technology since birth, one may think that modern technology has no negative implications on society. However, the questions revolving around me have usually been if the future generations will lose sight of what to create, opposed to what has been created for us. Is it a tool to help us expand ourselves? As theorized by the late Canadian professor and philosopher, Marshall McLuhan, technology is but an extension of some form of human quality. This can be applied to the wheel as an extension of our feet, a book being the extension of our thoughts or social media as an extension of our voice. However, some believe that the rapid growth of technology has led ourselves to become dependant on it. To dispute the creativity of wonderful artists who use modern technology as a platform would be pure ignorance, but what of those who choose to only live vicariously through those who act, experiencing their creations instead of creating themselves?
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 2 years ago
    Reasons Why You Should Learn C++

    Reasons Why You Should Learn C++

    There are few programming languages more versatile than C++. It can be used to develop complex video games, websites, and graphics-heavy phone and desktop apps. Becoming a C++ expert is a steep slope, but there are too many great reasons to learn C++ with potential benefits that are too great to ignore.