smartphones

Young lotharios don't know what they're missing

27 April 2019 9:00 am

David Niven’s younger son Jamie, now an old man and a bit overweight, approached my table and announced that he…

I admit it – I’m a smartphone addict

1 December 2018 9:00 am

I am often extremely dismissive of people immersed in their smartphones. I tut at the mole-ish pedestrians who step out…

How luxury watches got connected

28 April 2018 9:00 am

A new generation of luxury watches combines smartphone technology with time-honoured craftsmanship, says Simon de Burton

Which European nation has the most pregnant mothers who drink alcohol?

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Selfie-worth The animal rights charity Peta dropped a case claiming that a macaque which took its own photo was entitled…

The medical (and legal) consequences of looking at your phone in bed

22 October 2016 9:00 am

An extremely interesting little item in the New England Journal of Medicine caught my eye recently, if that is not…

The memory gap: how technology took over the mind

13 August 2016 9:00 am

What happens when we outsource part of our brains to the internet?

Contactless payments have taken the fun out of buses

How contactless cards will change the world (much more than you think)

30 January 2016 9:00 am

I am one of those annoying, mildly claustrophobic people who sit at the end of a row in cinemas. There…

Smartphones for Hamlet and Heathcliff

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Medea says ‘hiiiiiiii’ on the first page of Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious book, which puts smartphones in the hands of literary…

There may be an unknown somebody even more wonderful

The smartphone is like having a singles bar in one’s pocket 24/7

20 June 2015 9:00 am

An American stand-up comedian Aziz Ansari, who usually performs in Los Angeles and New York, has found time to conduct…

Why I joined the smiley-face cult

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why my generation has fallen for the smiley-face cult

What happened to Julie Burchill on silent retreat

4 April 2015 9:00 am

What I discovered on a silent retreat

Letters: Charles Saatchi's challenge to Taki, and the battle over Benefits Street

25 January 2014 9:00 am

On Benefits Street Sir: Fraser Nelson asserts that people in charities do not want to talk about what life is…

How James Goldsmith's wisdom on mistresses could revolutionise mobile phones

18 January 2014 9:00 am

I wouldn’t worry much about the future of the British economy. Because I have a simple plan to make the…

You’re never really on holiday with a smartphone

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Why not give your smartphone a holiday?