Yash H Patel

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The politics of internships

Arun Iyer dreams of being a politician. The 23-year-old is currently a LAMP (legislative assistant to an MP, or member of Parliament) intern. A …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Study Skills

How to Be Efficient: Dan Ariely’s 6 New Secrets to Managing Your Time

It’s hard to be efficient.<p>Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes youdon’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Was Windows 8 a Mistake? Microsoft Seems to Think So

Microsoft showed off the future of Windows this week at its 2014 Build developer conference, and it looks pretty retro. In fact, it looks a lot like …

Google’s "Android Wear" Changes The Face of Wrist Watches

This past Tuesday, Google announced its newest endeavor that will change the way we interact with technology. The company launched <i>Android Wear</i>, a user interface that's designed for a wrist watch. Although these types of devices are nothing new, none of them significantly alter the way we …

Wear OS

When Startups And Revolutions Collide

In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away.<p>Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, failed spectacularly at banning Twitter, as local citizens found easy workarounds with tech …

America's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies

<i>[Note: The gallery associated with this post has been updated to list The Most Trustworthy Large Cap Companies 2014 ranked by score.]</i><p>As one-time corporate superpowers Enron and WorldCom collapsed like dominoes, James Kaplan grew tired of the routine spin on financial wrongdoing. Kaplan, director of …

Is your business sitting on a ticking data timebomb?

Much of the information that businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises, have stored on their computers could be illegal and could end …

Flappy Bird to return, says creator Dong Nguyen

<b>Addictive mobile game Flappy Bird will return to Apple's app store, creator Dong Nguyen has confirmed - although he declined to give a specific date.</b><p>On Twitter, a fan had asked if he was going to put the game back in the app store.<p>"Yes. But not soon," Mr Nguyen replied, later adding: "I don't work …

Overstock’s Bitcoin Purchases Account For Less Than 1% Of Revenue, But It’s Growing

Since Overstock.com started to accept Bitcoin as a purchase currency, the company has received a good press for its efforts to support the nascent cryptocurrency. Working with Coinbase to process Bitcoin, Overstock.com announced that it crossed the million-dollar sale mark in the currency earlier …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

A Cure for Ageing?: David Sinclair at TEDxSydney

Wearable technology: meet the world's most connected human – video

The future's bright, the future's wearable ... Oliver Wainwright mingles with the 'early adopters' at London's largest conference for wearable technology. From smart watches to virtual reality headsets via the world's most connected human, the Guardian's design critic enters a new frontier

Will Malaysia Airlines MH370 finally give up its terrible secret?

After a week of false leads, U-turns, wild speculation and outright contradictions, it was hard to believe there could be any more surprises in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.<p>But when Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, finally appeared before the media on Saturday afternoon …