The accepted doctrine about how to create these annoying codes is failing our security, writes Oliver Burkeman.
Technology was supposed to make things simpler. This was the famous promise of those laughable 1960s predictions about life in the 21st century.
Every email that isn't garbage can be categorised as either "active" or "reference", writes Oliver Burkeman.
There's nothing new in bulk buying and negotiating discounts. But Groupon does it in 47 countries for more than 70-million people.
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.
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.
Rising fuel costs make electric golf carts an unusual alternative to cars.
Oliver Burkeman speaks to Oliver Stone about his new movie, W about US president George W Bush.
Oliver Burkeman talks to director Oliver Stone about his biopic of United States President George Bush.
One amusing way to waste five minutes on the internet is to visit the website TripAdvisor.com, which features thousands of travellers' hotel reviews.