Farhad Manjoo

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My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you’re anything like me – and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphones(...)

President Donald Trump has made political discourse more crude and belligerent. Photograph: AP/Carolyn Kaster

Donald Trump was profoundly affected by watching his older brother, Freddy, die from alcoholism at 43. He proselytised against drinking and smoking, w(...)

Fake news: at his press conference President Trump was forced to acknowledge his false claims about the margin of his electoral-college victory. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

A long time ago, around the time of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, Matt Kiser, a product manager at a Seattle(...)

Travel: booking a trip could take a lot less time dealing with a human expert than scouring internet sites. Photograph:  REUTERS/Jason Reed

It’s unfashionable to admit this in the age of Expedia, Priceline and other do-it-yourself online tools, but here it is: I miss travel agents. The in(...)

CEO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy: as marijuana laws are being loosened, entrepreneurs and investors are creating new businesses to cash in on what they see as an emerging bonanza. Photograph: Getty

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the (...)

Microsoft executives Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson and Alex Kipman  wearing HoloLens eyewear that overlays 3D images on the real world. Photograph: Glenn Chapman/AFP/Getty Images

It is generally wise to take demonstrations of new technologies with a grain of salt. That was especially true for the Microsoft HoloLens – the hologr(...)

Some long-time San Francisco residents  say well-heeled young employees are driving up already high rents and property prices.

It seems to be anti-“techie” month over here in California. I don’t recall ever hearing as much vitriol directed towards the tech industry, not even d(...)