‘So important is the need for tech companies to reinvent the market that they find themselves spending millions devising solutions for problems that don’t exist.’ Above, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

I am going to hold my breath and make a prediction that appears to defy the drift of history. The launch of the Apple Watch is the computing giant’s c(...)

The BBC announced on Thursday it would provide one million ‘Micro Bit’ programmable devices to pupils starting year 7 in August and September. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The BBC will give away ‘Micro Bit’ computers to every child starting secondary school in the UK this year as part of a drive to improve technology (...)

Old favourite: Chuckie Egg

Geeks and gamers with a fetish for all things retro may soon be able to pick up a new model of the Spectrum, one of the first home computers enjoyed b(...)

Kevin Barry has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, for his novel City of Bohane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kevin Barry has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, for his novel City of Bohane. The winne(...)