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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman

    Enter the perplexing password
    Enter the perplexing password
    The accepted doctrine about how to create these annoying codes is failing our security, writes Oliver Burkeman.
    The virtual cloud hangs over us
    The virtual cloud hangs over us
    Technology was supposed to make things simpler. This was the famous promise of those laughable 1960s predictions about life in the 21st century.
    The secret to winning the war on email
    The secret to winning the war on email
    Every email that isn't garbage can be categorised as either "active" or "reference", writes Oliver Burkeman.
    Groupon: The golden nugget
    Groupon: The golden nugget
    There's nothing new in bulk buying and negotiating discounts. But Groupon does it in 47 countries for more than 70-million people.
    Has the Apple iPad saved journalism from extinction?
    Has the Apple iPad saved journalism from extinction?
    In this parlous climate for the traditional media, a journalist who gets too excited about a gadget such as the iPad is liable to attract scorn.
    You've been a great audience ...
    You've been a great audience ...
    The gaffes, the gibberish, the gurning. Admit it: there's a part of him you're going to miss. Oliver Burkeman on Bush's comic legacy.
    Carts on the beat
    Carts on the beat
    Rising fuel costs make electric golf carts an unusual alternative to cars.
    W and I
    W and I
    Oliver Burkeman speaks to Oliver Stone about his new movie, W about US president George W Bush.
    W and I
    W and I
    Oliver Burkeman talks to director Oliver Stone about his biopic of United States President George Bush.
    Hotel advice from hotheads
    Hotel advice from hotheads
    One amusing way to waste five minutes on the internet is to visit the website TripAdvisor.com, which features thousands of travellers' hotel reviews.
    Boggle-eyed and on the big screen
    Boggle-eyed and on the big screen
    There are few places on the planet where the influence of five bright yellow residents of Springfield has yet to be felt, and there will be fewer still with the long-awaited arrival of the first Simpsons movie. Oliver Burkeman meets the creators of the series.