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Xybernaut wearable computer 133P, demonstrated on April 21st, 1998; the photo was published in The Irish Times on the 27th. Photograph: AP

In April 1998, Windows 98 crashed live on stage while Bill Gates looked on. Michael Cunningham, in his last outing as editor of The Irish Times “Compu(...)

The notion that stocks are inevitably a good long-term bet ignores the fact that equities have not always survived troubled periods.

A lottery winner addresses his audience and implores them to never stop buying lottery tickets, no matter what anyone tells them. “I failed again and(...)

Investors have fallen under bitcoin’s spell. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

2017 has been the year of bitcoin. In a normal year, stock market gains of 20 per cent would generate lots of excitement, but not in 2017. Instead, bi(...)

Gifs: they’re the cat’s pyjamas.  Photograph: Giphy

The humble gif is turning 30. The multi-purpose bitmap image format has established itself as part of internet culture, so much so that people have al(...)

A computer programme that learns from its mistakes can teach itself how to play classic computer games such as Space Invaders, performing better than skilled human competitors at many of them.

A computer programme that learns from its mistakes can teach itself how to play classic computer games, performing better than skilled human competito(...)