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The tech giants have become publishing tycoons. Let’s have laws to deal with them

14 October 2017 9:00 am

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

Does sexism really bug Silicon Valley?

23 September 2017 9:00 am

A high-profile sacking at Google has exposed tech’s ‘women’ problem

Want greater diversity in the workplace? 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…

Take oxytocin and you too can be 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.…

Silicon Valley’s wealthy elite have made social inequality worse

12 August 2017 9:00 am

California’s tech elite have made social inequality worse

Don’t like Google’s 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…

Theresa May’s Tories buy support of Ulster’s DUP to stay in power

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Home In preparation for the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government, after weeks of negotiations, bought the support of…

Why driverless showers are key to the housing crisis

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Although it is commonly assumed that faster-than-sound passenger travel died with Concorde, this isn’t quite true: it overlooks the Caledonian…

We need to address the murky world of online political advertising – fast

20 May 2017 9:00 am

In his new book Move Fast and Break Things, the American academic Jonathan Taplin makes a decent case that, democratically…

Theresa May names date to trigger Brexit under Article 50

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said that on 29 March she would send a letter to Donald Tusk, the…

Why Google’s still not doing the right thing

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Shortly before agreeing, early last year, to pay token back taxes on a decade’s worth of UK-generated profits, Google also…

Is Jarett Kobek the Michel Houellebecq of San Francisco?

3 December 2016 9:00 am

I Hate the Internet is not so much a novel as a wildly entertaining rant. Jarett Kobek is a self-published…

Maps are as much about art – and lies – as science

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Maps reveal the psychology of their creators as much as they describe topography, says Stephen Bayley

If Deutsche Bank goes down without a bailout, I really will eat my hat

1 October 2016 9:00 am

‘Can anyone seriously imagine the German state and corporate establishment allowing the bank that bears their country’s name to go…

Artificial Intelligence has become the next big thing – again

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Back in 2012, a team at Google built a state-of-the-art artificial intelligence network and fed it ten million randomly selected…

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

Procrastination is easier in the age of Google – but less honest

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

The story of how we cracked Enigma was top secret, then misrepresented. Now it’s a worldwide cult

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

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Freedom of the press still matters when the presses are virtual