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Technology

The incredible shrinking motor

Improvements in turbocharging have led to smaller engines. As Gavin Green explains, this is good news for the environment and your car’s figure

Shorter, faster, duller

Want to read but just can’t find the time? Jonathan Beckman tries out the apps promising to get you in and out of a book in the blink of an eye

Be your selves

We behave differently on different social media. Derek Thompson wonders whether we act up online or reveal our true nature

All work, some play

What future is there for the desk toy in the era of hot-desking and remote working? Jonathan Beckman interviews potential candidates

Down with the upgrade

Modular phones, with easily replaceable parts, are cheap and environmentally friendly. But Mark Harris wonders whether we’ll ever value longevity above the latest model

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