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Don’t worry, be happy

Speakeasy - By S. Jayasankaran
I must have been in the Upper Sixth Form when my father turned 55 and, as per government regulations then, had to retire.

Tennis - Back from exile, Laver led Wimbledon into brave new world

LONDON (Reuters) - Few subjects animate tennis aficionados quite like the "greatest of all time" debate, but there is a consensus that Rod Laver's 1969 calendar year grand slam remains a yardstick for the modern game.

There should be no extra punishment

Once a sentence has been pronounced, it should be carried out according to the book and without any additional measures.

Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China's assertiveness.

Chinese sci-fi novelist first Asian to win prestigious book award

Liu Cixin is surprised by his win of the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2015. And by having former US President Barack Obama as a fan!

Digital wallet services gain rising acceptance

Tech giants' card-less payment services – including Apple Pay, Android Pay from Google and Samsung Pay – aim to ease the path to the truly digital wallet, and researchers project huge growth in adoption by retailers and consumers.

It’s not just about the market

Universities are not just about training the workforce, but also about preserving knowledge and producing graduates who can be creative and imaginative.

AI wins as Google algorithm beats No 1 Go player

Google’s computer algorithm AlphaGo narrowly beat the world’s top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go on May 23, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers tout as a ground-breaking new form of artificial intelligence.

Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of man vs machine in ancient game

It’s man vs machine this week as Google’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaGo faces the world’s top-ranked Go player in a contest expected to end in another victory for rapid advances in AI.

Microsoft CEO Nadella warns of tech’s social implications

Satya Nadella has a request for his peers in high technology: You have the tools to build a dystopian society. Don't do it.