Technology

iPhone 8 Plus, unveiled last week at the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Headquarters, Cupertino, California. The new features include a Retina HD display, A11 Bionic Chip and wireless charging

How the iPhone came to rule the world

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Rory Sutherland doesn’t have an iPhone. But he knows why you do

Everyone’s a decision breaker – why can’t we make up our minds?

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Why can no one make up their minds about anything?

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…

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

The way the BBC constantly asks you to log in to iPlayer is sneaky

12 August 2017 9:00 am

It’s sneaky, the way in which the BBC, so much regarded as part of the family as to be nicknamed…

Step up Boris – you’re just the man to be housing supremo in the next cabinet

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Who should be housing supremo in what we all assume will be Mrs May’s new administration? Brandon Lewis and Gavin…

Theresa May has brutally carved away the tradition of Tory pro-EU politics

22 April 2017 9:00 am

We are all drama queens, really, we political hacks; and so we were all thoroughly delighted by Theresa May’s Tuesday…

The men who declare themselves princes

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Princes among men British DJ Mark Dezzani was hoping to be elected prince of Seborga, a self-proclaimed independent state in…

The importance of being trolled

25 March 2017 9:00 am

In social media’s strange class system, victimhood belongs to those at the top

Tesla's Model S makes all other cars seem obsolete

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Forget everything you know about electric cars. In fact, forget everything you know about cars. Tesla’s astonishing Model S is a whole new breed

Why I doubt the warm words about Vauxhall and Brexit

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Budget week also turned out to be a week of notable deals. PSA, French owner of Peugeot and Citroën, went…

The misery of a full diary

11 March 2017 9:00 am

We lose something by planning our diaries too far ahead

How technology exacerbates the winner-takes-all effect

11 March 2017 9:00 am

I was exchanging emails with someone the other day and signed off with the sentence ‘let me know when you…

London Stock Exchange picked the wrong year for a pan-European merger

4 March 2017 9:00 am

The marriage of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse may not be stone dead but that’s the way to…

Thank God for expensive lawyers!

25 February 2017 9:00 am

When you buy a house in Britain, there is an extensive and well-established series of checks you must perform to…

At least David Beckham has exposed the honours system for the sham it really is

11 February 2017 9:00 am

How will we remember him, do you suppose? If you’re a committed football fan, possibly for that exquisite chip from…

Why does my teenage daughter want a £22 vinyl record?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

I was at home enjoying an online episode of Tales of the Texas Rangers when my daughter interrupted me, wanting…

How time-saving technology destroys our productivity

14 January 2017 9:00 am

In 1929 John Maynard Keynes predicted that by 2029 people in the developed nations could enjoy a perfectly civilised standard…

There’s a revolution on Britain’s streets that newspapers never mention

7 January 2017 9:00 am

‘Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers,’ remarked the journalist and screenwriter Ben Hecht,…

Who’ll want to work once we have proper virtual reality?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

A flash of the future, over the holidays, that felt like a flash of the past. It happened on Christmas…

Keep death off the roads with an app

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Controversial I know, but I feel a little sympathy for Tomasz Kroker, the lorry driver jailed for ten years for…

Why we screenwriters want to work for Netflix more than the BBC

10 December 2016 9:00 am

How the Americans reinvented British television drama

The secret of a perfect crime: be boring

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Do any of us honestly have any idea how serious the Hillary Clinton email scandal was? I haven’t got a…

What past Buckingham Palace renovations cost (and who paid)

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Bucks for Bucks Buckingham Palace is to be renovated at a cost of £369m, funded through an increase in the…

Dating apps let us pair off by looks. That’s a disaster – as I found out

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Dating apps encourage their users to pair off by looks. That’s a mistake, as I learned the hard way