Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Monica Davey

It’s not often that new eras in technology have definite dates of birth, but there is every chance when the history of wearable computing is written, (...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) with U2’s Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr during the Apple product launch at the Flint Center in California. Photograph: Getty

It might have been the biggest technology launch event in years, but Bono and U2 were more than just a closing musical act when they took the stage at(...)

Comedy genius: Robin Williams. Photograph: Jay Paul/New York Times
The sad clown cliche

Shortly after news of Robin Williams’s death broke, on Monday night, a joke went viral. It’s from Alan Moore’s graphic novel Watchmen, and it goes:(...)

Stephen Fry was once brilliantly described as “the stupid person’s idea of what an intelligent person is like”. If that is indeed the case, then Ed Sh(...)

Rik Mayall (left) with Adrian Edmondson. Photograph: PA

Rik Mayall, who has died suddenly aged 56, was a phenomenal and outrageous performer, a leading light of the “alternative” comedy circuit that emerged(...)

A temporary English Heritage style blue plaque in Hammersmith, west London, dedicated to the comic actor Rik Mayall who died yesterday. Photograph: Rupert Basham/PA

Rik Mayall’s daughter has paid tribute to her “generous, foul mouthed and hysterical father” after his death aged 56.The star, who shot to fame playin(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Kate O’Toole, daughter of Peter O’Toole, at London’s Old Vic theatre yesterday for  a celebration of Peter O’Toole’s life and work. Photograph: Simon Annand

The ashes of Peter O’Toole, the larger than life Irish actor who died in December, will make a final journey to the West of Ireland this year. For now(...)

Peter O’Toole: “Brought an extraordinary standard” to bear during a lifetime’s acting career. Photograph: Michael Walter/PA

President Michael D Higgins will join stars of stage and screen in London tomorrow to bid farewell to actor Peter O’Toole, who died on December 14t(...)

Undated handout photo of cancer patient Stephen Sutton. Photograph: PA

The 19-year-old British cancer charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton died peacefully in his sleep this morning, his mother said on his Facebook page today(...)

This lovely typographic animation from Matthew Rogers takes an essay by comedian, author and television host Stephen Fry on the nature of langu(...)