Technology

E-everything is heading your way

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Trends in New York City tend to foretell trends in London, whose fashions in turn set the pace for smaller…

The forgotten Einstein: how John von Neumann shaped the modern world

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Why isn’t John von Neumann better known?

The stalemate election: can Germany move beyond Merkel?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Germany needs to progress beyond Merkel – but will it?

How do we calculate the value of a painting?

25 September 2021 9:00 am

There’s an intriguing conversation on YouTube between Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of England, and the artist Damien…

Technology is robbing us of the power to forget

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Technology is robbing us of the power to forget

Why cocktails are superior to wine

14 August 2021 9:00 am

I often argue that, in theory at least, well-made cocktails are indisputably better than wines costing 20 times more. My…

The heist: nobody is safe from Russia’s digital pirates

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Ransomware attacks are a threat to us all

I was held to ransom by hackers

7 August 2021 9:00 am

I was held to ransom by hackers

How Nextdoor became the new Neighbourhood Watch

7 August 2021 9:00 am

Long before the official numbers began to rise, back in 2014, it was clear that knife crime was on the…

The true cost of the convenience economy

24 July 2021 9:00 am

‘Where’s the car?’ said my wife Alice, interrupting my Zoom meeting on Saturday morning. ‘It’s where you left it,’ I…

Could hydrogen power turn air travel green?

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Have you been scanning airline websites for exotic destinations to which your double-jabbed status might allow you to slip away…

Is lockdown’s tech bubble about to burst?

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The tech industry is braced for the post-pandemic blues

Taking charge: it’s time to buy an electric car

5 June 2021 9:00 am

As a wise colleague once said: ‘Yesterday is a great time to buy a computer, because you have already enjoyed…

It’s time the British faced some uncomfortable truths, says Matthew d’Ancona

5 June 2021 9:00 am

As Britain starts its long Covid recovery, are deeper problems lurking beneath the surface? Matthew d’Ancona certainly thinks so, and…

Brave new virtual world: The Startup Wife, by Tahmima Anam, reviewed

29 May 2021 9:00 am

Welcome to Utopia — not an idyllic arcadia but a secretive tech incubator in a Manhattan office block. Here a…

The social tyranny of singing ‘Happy Birthday’

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Among the horrors, some aspects of lockdown were bizarrely less gruelling than expected; indeed for some people, the experience was…

TikTok intifada: the role of new media in old conflicts

22 May 2021 9:00 am

The TikTokisation of global politics

The Proustian power of handwriting

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Towards the end of April, my mum sent me a letter. She doesn’t write as a rule — we speak…

The hidden cost of free technology

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Back in late 2019 I met someone from Zoom who was visiting London. The company, then as now, offered free…

The age of cyber warfare is a threat to us all

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Conflict in cyberspace is a growing threat to us all

Who’s really to blame for the Post Office scandal?

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The alleged frauds for which the Post Office prosecuted no fewer than 736 of its sub-postmasters has turned out in…

Video calls are the new penny post

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Dear Sir, I beg to introduce myself to you as a clerk in the Accounts Department of the Port Trust…

Who can take on China in the tech arms race?

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Who can take on China in the tech arms race?

My password amnesia got me into hot water

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Chelsea/Gstaad Oh, to be in England! But let’s start at the beginning. I challenge any reader to claim they are…

After Covid, get ready for the Great Acceleration

13 March 2021 7:00 pm

Before the pandemic struck, there was talk of a ‘Great Stagnation’ – the idea that the world economy was doomed…