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Enjoy the food, not the Twitter feed

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Sriracha, for the uninitiated, is a chilli sauce, thicker and sweeter than Tabasco, with a garlicky tang. They eat it…

The most dangerous word in the digital world is 'send'

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it, tweeted Jon Ronson, a man I’d never heard of until…

The problem with Jeremy Corbyn’s populist media-loathing

19 September 2015 8:00 am

The new leader walks across a bridge, in the dark, while the journalist asks him questions. He’s not shouting, this…

Does anyone else have an upper house as undemocratic as the Lords?

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Peers’ peers Forty-five new peers were created. Are we alone in having an upper house of parliament made up of…

I found the future of privacy among the treasures of Venice

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Almost all of Venice’s greatest treasures are on public view. Anyone who visits can look across from the Doge’s Palace…

Lesbos: the tourist island where half Greece's migrants land

1 August 2015 9:00 am

 Lesbos A young woman in a headscarf stumbled over some rocks and onto the beach. She stood there, rigid, stunned,…

I don’t do WhatsApp, and that’s final

1 August 2015 9:00 am

‘No, I do not do WhatsApp.’ That’s pretty much all I ever seem to say to people nowadays. They ask…

The brave thing now: don’t write about your death

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Not content with Facebooking our every foible, Instagramming the births of our children and live-tweeting our daily lives, more and…

Bletchley Park was decades ahead of Silicon Valley. So what happened?

25 July 2015 9:00 am

Gordon Corera, best known as the security correspondent for BBC News, somehow finds time to write authoritative, well-researched and readable…

Ten resolutions as I stare my 50th birthday in the face

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Very soon now I shall reach my half-century. I would have preferred to keep the horror a secret but there’s…

Encounters with the nastiest people on the internet

6 June 2015 9:00 am

It is almost a century since the Michelin brothers had the brainwave of supplementing their motorists’ guide with information about…

In the future we will all speak a new language called Predictive Text

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Andy the tech guy looked delighted when I told him I had done the stupidest thing ever. He is one…

Superstar curators like Hans Ulrich Obrist tour the world making items desirable through their selection alone, while paranoically insisting that what they do is ‘work’. Study for Tate Modern Sign (Bill Burns, 2012)

Spoilt for choice: we are all curators now

18 April 2015 9:00 am

As words commonly used to write about the visual arts become increasingly useful to advertisers, ‘to curate’ is becoming the…

Easy divorce has been catastrophic for British children (and I say this as a divorcee)

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Would you find it difficult to remain friends with someone if he or she suddenly revealed that they intended to…

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…

Is New York ready for Cydney the spaniel (and her Facebook friends)?

11 October 2014 9:00 am

As the maître d’ ushered me into the packed restaurant, I leaned in close and intoned softly, so as not…

Women on Facebook are too bitchy even for me

20 September 2014 9:00 am

In the heyday of the Hollywood studio system, Louis B. Mayer, head of MGM (‘More stars than there are in…

The surprise winners from the referendum? Scotland. Politics. Big ideas are back at last

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Let us take a trip to America in 1976. The unelected incumbent president, Gerald Ford, is being challenged for the…

Please stop trying to raise my awareness

29 March 2014 9:00 am

I wish people would stop trying to raise my awareness. I can’t so much as surf the web or stroll…

How to tell a tech bubble from a tech revolution

22 March 2014 9:00 am

There are two major schools of technology investing. The first believes that all investments these days are fundamentally technology investments.…

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…

Don’t you dare tell me to check my privilege

22 February 2014 9:00 am

In the early 1970s, my dad was a singular sort of feminist. As well as working all night in a…

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.…

iSPY: How the internet buys and sells your secrets

7 December 2013 9:00 am

You probably have no idea how much of yourself you have given away on the internet, or how much it’s…

The 'friends' of others: how Facebook makes stalkers of us all

7 December 2013 9:00 am

It’s become a given: we are all stalkers now. Thanks to Google, Twitter, Facebook and the fact that absolutely nobody…