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Matt Novak’s Paleofuture blog offers us a look back at the history of the future. That is to say, it’s all about retrofuturism: how the distant past i(...)

Nigel Farage at a rally with the Brexit Party’s European election candidates at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, Scotland,  on May 17th. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Sterling has slipped towards the lows of the year as the leadership contest for the Tory party moves into top gear. With a new prime minister likely w(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

Donald Trump has claimed without evidence that people wear disguises to vote illegally in Florida as the state hurtles towards a Thursday deadline for(...)

  Oprah Winfrey: the talk show host and mooted US  presidential candidate’s    holding in Weigh Watchers – which she endorses –  is   worth over $300 million. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/ AP

Will she, or won’t she? Will Oprah Winfrey join the long list of public celebrities – including various army generals, numerous lawyers, a newspaper o(...)

  Sales of the the Amazon Echo and other e-enabled home devices have grown exponentially.

What happens in Vegas won’t be staying in Vegas if you book a room at glitzy resort and casino Wynn. Last month, Wynn announced all of its thousands (...)

Far, far away... Star Trek Enterprise and its computer’s wise female voice

At last week’s re:publica IRL! event in Dublin, a one-day conference on digital society brought to Ireland by the organiser’s of Berlin’s big, annual (...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk demonstrates the falcon wing doors on the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

These days, we talk about cars and eco-friendly cars, but soon we will just talk about cars. Cars which used to be set up to be economical were speci(...)

Yvonne Craig, the original Batgirl has died. Photograph: Len Trievnor/ Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Actor Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl in the original 1960s Batman TV series, has died aged 78. Craig also starred in Star Trek as Marta,(...)

Fan of Star Trek? If you always secretly coveted a Starfleet communicator, this Bluetooth device is the ideal kit. It has been recreated from an origi(...)

Affairs of State: Enda Kenny takes a call Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The news dropped like a bombshell this week. “World leaders” were aghast to discover US spies from the National Security Agency (NSA) had been eavesdr(...)

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