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Joe McCormick is a 19 year old Formula One enthusiast and aspiring journalist; writing articles about F1, technology and business on Medium and DriveTribe.
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I don’t like Snapchat.

The only reason why I have it installed on my phone in the first place is because my fellow university friends insist it’s the best way of communicating with each other. But, if our group chats were held on another platform, you bet the photo-sharing app would be deleted from my phone as soon as possible.

In my experience, everything I can do on Snapchat can be done easily on another form of social media. Furthermore, it is tedious to be constantly saving messages in order for them not to be automatically deleted after 24-hours. …


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On 21st April 2021 I officially gave up with the wired Apple earphones and purchased a pair of AirPods Pro on Amazon for £198.99. My fourth pair of wired earphones had just given up on me, and I could no longer bare the thought of paying another £30 just for the same, flimsy Lightning connector to break again in several months time.

AirPods quickly became best-sellers in the wireless audio market, and after three-and-a-half months of use; I completely understand why. …


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If you have read writing advice on Medium before, then you will likely have been advised to avoid looking at your post statistics as it can become an unhealthy habit.

While a lot of advice I see on Medium is very useful — this single suggestion seems to be the one I ignore almost on a daily basis. Rather than using my Medium stats as the cold, hard truth to determine whether my most recent post was a beautiful success or miserable failure; these figures are crucial in finding out how to improve your skills as a writer.

It is…


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If I were to hand you a Rubik’s Cube right now, do you think you would be able to solve it? A lot of people would say “no” before making that hilarious joke about peeling the stickers off that I definitely haven’t heard before.

But what if I told you that the Rubik’s Cube is actually quite straight-forward to solve? While it will take hours and hours to get to the point where you can solve it in 30 seconds, the process of solving the cube itself really isn’t that difficult with the right resources. …


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Last night, Apple announced their brand new range of iPhones in their third all-digital keynote of the year. We saw the announcement of Apple Silicon and all of the new operating system updates in June, followed by the new Apple Watch and iPad models last month; while yesterday’s keynote introduced the new iPhone 12 models and the new HomePod Mini. However, there was one big mistake with the iPhone models that Apple may have overlooked.

Yesterday’s announcement revealed exactly what the online leaks had predicted — four new iPhone models that were all of different sizes. These models are now…


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If you have been on the internet at all in the last three months, then you have undoubtedly heard of Among Us and Fall Guys — two games that have taken over the gaming world in a very short amount of time. The success of these games has got me thinking — are simple games the way forward in the gaming industry? This article is going to take a look at how Among Us and Fall Guys have become so successful, and what we can learn from these two very popular games.

What Are These Games?

Before we discuss how these games got into…


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We have all seen blog posts and YouTube videos that show people deleting all of their social media apps from their phones and seeing how it changes their day-to-day lives. I wanted to see how much it would affect my life but figured I would tweak the challenge to make it my own.

Instead of deleting all of my social media apps; which, let’s be honest, isn’t a good idea if you are a writer, I opted to simply turn off the notifications instead. I didn’t set them to ‘deliver quietly’, I turned them completely off. One month, zero notifications…


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When you think of PC gaming, it is incredibly likely that Valve’s Steam program is the first to pop into your head. What Valve has created is a huge network of gamers that are eager to play the latest games with friends from all around the world.

But, Steam has manipulated us all. We are all greeted with one of the biggest money-making web-pages on the planet, the Steam Community Market, the home of cosmetic items that suck the money out of hardcore gamers’ bank accounts.

What Steam has created is nothing short of genius; and this article is going…


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When you think back to your childhood, what was the one thing that people in your school seemed to obsess about the most? For me, Minecraft was the most popular topic to talk about when I was 10; but for those born in the 1990s, the word you likely heard every day of your early childhood was ‘Pokémon’.

Pokémon has been around for over 20 years now, and is more popular than ever with the recent release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch becoming the third best-selling Pokémon game in the franchise. …


Choosing the right path through education is one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to your career. At 5-years old, you start primary school, which is the beginning of a 13-year experience that will essentially help you decide which route you would like to take in life. Along the way, you have to sit in many exam halls to prove how good you are at a certain subject, and to impress those in your future industry.

Exams are one of the biggest stresses in a teenager’s life, as the results will decide whether or not…

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