Why do newspaper culture pages and serious radio and TV largely ignore the biggest entertainment medium in the world?
Observer Tech Monthly
Take video games seriously! Yes, they’re fun, but they matter culturally too
With his company DeepMind, Londoner Demis Hassabis is leading Google’s project to build software more powerful than the human brain. But what will this mean for the future of humankind?
The latest trends, from Fabulous Beasts, the toys-to-life game of building blocks of animals, to Mecha Monsters, real-world battling robots that work with a digital game
The Observer’s apps reviewer recommends 10 apps and 10 mobile games he’s discovered this month, from Lonely Planet guides you can store offline to a game that allows you to run a newspaper
China may be showing the way forward with its innovative messaging service
Author Alec Ross looks at how robots, genomics and big data are going to change our lives forever
From a new cab app to rival Uber to Google’s Cardboard Camera, we present this month’s best apps and games
Social media stars are turning ‘likes’ into hard cash – and agents and advertisers are rushing to sign them up. Are these ‘influencers’ here to stay?
“Computers have completely transformed the musical landscape” – Metronomy and the state of digital music
As musicians tip-toeing playfully along the analogue/digital divide, Metronomy sum up pop music’s conflicted relationship with technology.