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I admit it – I’m a smartphone addict

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I am often extremely dismissive of people immersed in their smartphones. I tut at the mole-ish pedestrians who step out…

The record bull run must end soon. So is it time for a return to gold?

1 September 2018 9:00 am

All good things must come to an end, including summer holidays and bull markets. The bull run in US shares…

iPhone 8 Plus, unveiled last week at the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California. The new features include a Retina HD display, A11 Bionic Chip and wireless charging

iAddicts

23 September 2017 9:00 am

For many years The Spectator employed a television reviewer who did not own a colour television. Now they have decided…

A tale of two Valleys

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Silicon Valley looks like a cross between Milton Keynes and the set of the Stepford Wives. Row after row of…

Warning: rationality could be bad for your health

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Almost every popular commercial product owes its success to two different qualities. First, it does the job it is ostensibly…

Why my name didn’t appear in the Panama Papers

23 April 2016 9:00 am

My, my, the rich are under attack everywhere, and I thank God the Panama Papers didn’t include the name of…

We’re swamped with nonsense gizmos and it’s all Steve Job’s fault

19 March 2016 9:00 am

I keep being told that the big hot technological gizmo of the moment is a box that sits in the…

Cool, beguiling, Duchampian set of still lives from Michael Craig-Martin at the Serpentine Gallery

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Michael Craig-Martin has had a paradoxical career. He is, I think, a disciple of Marcel Duchamp. But the latter famously…

The rise and fall of Sony

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Here is a Japanese fairy tale for Christmas. An allegory of insight, opportunism and a fall from favour. It is…

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

Was Steve Jobs really a genius?

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Steve Jobs is a film about a man in whom I have little interest, but for 120 minutes I was…

Steve Jobs (Photo: Getty)

Steve Jobs was a genius, but was he a monster too?

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Last week I went to a screening of Steve Jobs, the new biopic about the co-founder of Apple directed by…

The world belongs to Taylor Swift now. There will be no free-trial period

27 June 2015 9:00 am

All hail Taylor Swift. How she must give baby boomers the fear. Not just baby boomers. Also those who came…

The technology giants are breathtakingly irresponsible about terrorism

29 November 2014 9:00 am

The arrogance and intransigence of some of the technology companies in the fight against terrorism has become extraordinary. We learned…

Steve Jobs’s button phobia has shaped the modern world

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons. Steve Jobs had it — or at least a strong aversion, which explained his…

Why the real winner from George Osborne’s ‘Google tax’ could be Nigel Farage

4 October 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne’s promise to crack down on multinational companies’ avoidance of UK taxes by the use of impenetrable devices such…

A game of dominoes turns ugly

20 September 2014 9:00 am

I’m round at Amy and Bill’s for Sunday afternoon tea. Amy and Bill are my in-laws, kind of. When I…

I was forced on to the internet in the 1980s. I still don't belong there

1 March 2014 9:00 am

With regard to modern technology, I find that people of around my age — by which I mean people in…

The American economy vs gravity

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The American economy always feels better when the Super Bowl is on. Ads for trucks and beer fill the airwaves.…

Toby Young: Why I'm giving up drinking. And chocolate. And ice cream...

11 January 2014 9:00 am

I’ve gone completely overboard with New Year’s Resolutions this year. I’ve sworn off three illicit substances — alcohol, chocolate and…

Our house was burgled as we watched The Fall

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Caroline and I were watching The Fall in our front room when the intruder entered our house. Not great timing…