Technology

The problem with online property searches

23 October 2021 9:00 am

In 1966, the legendary adman David Ogilvy set out to buy a home in France. He boarded a transatlantic liner…

Why is it so hard to live without a mobile phone?

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Why is it so hard to live without a mobile phone?

The case for road pricing

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Thornton Wilder remarked that there are individuals who fall in love with an idea long before its appointed rendezvous with…

The problem with ‘David’s law’

23 October 2021 9:00 am

Two members of parliament have been killed in the past five and a half years. This, one long-serving MP laments,…

Banning anonymity creates more problems than it solves

21 October 2021 8:45 pm

There are growing calls to end internet anonymity in the wake of Sir David Amess’s death. The Tory MP Mark…

What Prince William gets wrong about space travel

19 October 2021 10:15 pm

Time was when ‘to boldly go where no man has gone before’ was not just a line from Star Trek.…

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…