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What’s bad for slick estate agents like Foxtons is good for working Londoners

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Those twice-weekly sales emails from Foxtons that the recent GDPR clean-up has failed to stop have lately been spattered with…

The dream of driverless cars is dying

7 July 2018 9:00 am

I was worried that going to the autonomous vehicle exhibition in Stuttgart would be tantamount to an atheist walking into…

Big data is watching you – and it wants your vote

24 March 2018 9:00 am

From the outside it all looked haphazard and frenzied. A campaign that was skidding from scandal to crisis on its…

Open goal: Britain must embrace all Brexit’s freedoms

27 January 2018 9:00 am

A decade ago, bankers were not merely the masters of Davos, but the ‘masters of the universe’. No one calls…

The new tycoons

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The giants of the internet have long said that they are not publishers but mere platforms — or couriers —…

Want greater diversity? Try being less fair

26 August 2017 9:00 am

In its hasty dismissal of James Damore, Google showed a worrying disregard for one of the most important freedoms within…

The hormone that makes you a liberal halfwit

19 August 2017 9:00 am

People who feel unkindly disposed towards economic migrants are chemically imbalanced, according to a study from the University of Bonn.…

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…

Don’t like our diversity agenda? You’re fired

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Earlier this week, a technology website published an internal memo written by a Google employee called James Damore criticising the…

Google's driverless car has finally crashed. Might humans be safer?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

A first last week: a Google driverless car in autonomous mode was partly at fault in a collision, interestingly one…

Portrait of the Week

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Home Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, prepared a paper on the four areas of concern between Britain…

Don’t expect Mr Bear to go back into hibernation anytime soon

The bears are here to stay – but we’ll survive

30 January 2016 9:00 am

Like Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, we’ve just been savaged by a bear but we’ll probably survive. Leading UK-listed stocks…

The Heckler: why we must stop Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Thomas Heatherwick is the most famous designer in the United Kingdom today and has an unquestionable flair for attention-grabbing creations.…

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…

Exciting new ways of not writing a novel

14 March 2015 9:00 am

I read that Damon Runyon, in New York in the 1930s, would get up at 1 p.m. for a breakfast of…

The real reason GPs are grumpy: the robots are coming for them

17 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s something wrong with the relationship between patients and their GPs. I’ve spent much of this winter in my local…

What techies are actually doing when they fix your computer

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Just before Christmas I achieved something so totally, incredibly amazing that I think it probably ranks among the greatest things…

Alan Turing's last victory

13 December 2014 9:00 am

‘So were you levitating with rage by the end?’ I asked her. She — a veteran of Bletchley Park —…

Google vs governments - let the new battle for free speech begin

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Imagine there was one newspaper that landed all the scoops. Literally all of them. Big news, silly news, the lot.…

David Cameron’s not the only one in trouble over morris dancing

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Dirty dancing David Cameron was accused of causing racial offence by posing with blacked-up Morris dancers, though it was pointed…

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…

How user-friendly is your house?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Old Glaswegian joke: ‘Put your hat and coat on, lassie, I’m off to the pub.’ ‘That’s nice — are you…

In praise of cyberchondria

24 May 2014 9:00 am

There’s something perversely satisfying in discovering that your children have inherited your vices. That’s why I was so quietly pleased…

Knowing things isn’t ‘20th century’, Justin Webb. It’s the foundation of a successful life

5 April 2014 9:00 am

It’s scarcely possible to open a newspaper or magazine these days without reading an article about how the latest technological…

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.…