The  most important advice: Do not check your sleep data on a regular basis. Photograph: Andrey Popov/iStock

For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine – strapping a computer around my wrist. The new nightly move was prompted by a(...)

Sam Altman (left) who manages the company OpenAI, and Satya Nadella, the chief executive of Microsoft, which is investing $1 billion in OpenAI.

Microsoft has pumped $1 billion (€892 million) into Silicon Valley’s most ambitious artificial intelligence research group in pursuit of the ultimate (...)

 A mock world cup trophy  in a   shop in Souk Waqif in Doha. Photograph:  Ibraheem al Omari/Reuters

On New Year’s Day, the people of the oil- and gas-rich gulf state of Qatar woke to find a “health” tax had been implemented overnight, doubling the pr(...)

Gatorade has  created a patch that it claims will let you know you’re dehydrated by simply looking at it.

Someday soon, perhaps within a year, you’ll be able to slap a soft, stretchy patch on to your arm that tells you if you’re dehydrated. Or that your el(...)

IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty in the Constitution Room at the Shelbourne Hotel, where the company  established its Irish business. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

By late afternoon, IBM chairwoman, president and chief executive Ginni Rometty already has had a chock-a-block day, meeting Government representative(...)

In 1939, David Packard and William Hewlett launched Hewlett-Packard out of a 12-by-18-foot garage on a leafy street in Palo Alto, California.  Photograph: Kim Kulish/Corbis via Getty Images

The “young guys founding a company” trope (extra points if in a garage) is one of the most cherished clichés in Silicon Valley. And that’s a problem.&(...)

Prof  Robert Gordon believes that most of the really important innovation associated with the “Third Industrial Revolution” – the internet and the smartphone – is already behind us

The internet, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are nothing new and they won’t fundamentally change how we live. That’s the view of US economist(...)

Nocturnal “night owls” are more at risk of dying than “larks” who turn in early and leap out of bed when the sun rises, according to new research. Ni(...)

If you’ve ever harboured the desire to do the splits, this desire probably left you around age 13, eclipsed by equally brutal preoccupations like roma(...)

 Prince Harry stands with his fiancée actor  Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring  following the announcement of their engagement on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Britain’s Prince Harry has described how he fell in love with American actor Meghan Markle after they met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. T(...)

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