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Dominic Cummings got his British Darpa. Can he make it work?

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During the 2019 general election, senior Number 10 advisor Dominic Cummings’s personal motto was reportedly, “Get Brexit Done… then Arpa”. If post-Brexit Britain is to be the global capital of science and technology as Cummings and Boris Johnson propose, a UK version of the US’s Advanced Projects Research Agency (Arpa), currently called Darpa, is an important foundation. Since its creation in 1958, Arpa has played a pivotal role in developing breakthrough technologies as broad and impactful as the internet, GPS, robotics and supercomputing.

The plans have cleared the first hurdle:

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The new iPad Pro finally turns Apple’s tablet into a laptop rival

The iPad Pro has been a strange beast for Apple: undoubtedly powerful yet more expensive in some cases than high-end laptops but with a form factor that precluded some of the best elements of mobile computing, mainly the obvious convenience of a trackpad and cursor.

Now these features have finally been added with the new iPad Pro thanks to an all-new Magic Keyboard. As well as supposedly offering “the best typing experience ever on iPad” (the old version was already good), you also get a gesture-supporting trackpad that works with iPadOS, a USB‑C port that allows pass‑through charging on the

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How to watch Disney+ on your TV, phone and laptop

Disney+ is here and, oh boy, are we ready for it. Before you settle in for a Simpsons marathon or Pixar cryfest, here’s what you need to know about how to watch it on your TV, phone, tablet and laptop. Device support is pretty comprehensive so chances are there will be something in your home that can stream Disney+ and in most cases, the answer is: search for and then download the app or head to the Disney+ site. Still, here’s exactly what you can use to stream the new service; which devices will get you 4K and what’s not

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Disney Plus UK FAQ: Price & Compatible Devices

Baby Yoda is upon us. You can now sign up for 7-day free trial – after that, the service will cost £5.99 a month, or £59.99 for the year.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney has confirmed it’s following Netflix, YouTube and Amazon in reducing the bandwidth the service will use at launch.

“In anticipation of high consumer demand for Disney+, we are proactively instituting measures to lower our overall bandwidth utilisation by at least 25 per cent in all of the markets launching Disney+ on March 24,” Disney chairman Kevin Mayer said in a statement.

“In the coming days,

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