David Crookes

David Crookes is a journalist, author, exhibition curator and communications manager.

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A happy customer is cheered on as he celebrates with his newly purchased iPhone 5 in hand outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York

Danger: early iPhone adopter

Being at the front of the queue for the new model may have given you geeky street cred, but owning a new gadget before anyone else isn't always the best option, warns David Crookes

A happy customer is cheered on as he celebrates with his newly purchased iPhone 5 in hand outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York

Danger: early iPhone adopter

Being at the front of the queue for the new model may have given you geeky street cred, but owning a new gadget before anyone else isn't always the best option, warns David Crookes

The wide-ranging nature of studies could help sway your thinking

Keep psychology in mind

This popular subject offers huge benefits to postgraduates, even if they don't opt for a scientific career

Remember, you are in control: What to expect from university

The freedom of university study requires a level of self-discipline that’s hard to master

Rangers shunned by Electronic Arts' Fifa 13 game

Troubled football club Glasgow Rangers looks like it is going be shunned for a third time - on this occasion by the makers of a highly-rated videogame.

Consumers "not interested" in iPad Mini

Apple is often at the centre of rumours about its next products but the persistant speculation that it will produce a mini version of its best-selling iPad is not going down too well with consumers.

Sony set to buy Gaikai cloud gaming service

Sony is set to buy the Gaikai cloud gaming service in a deal worth £242m.

Console yourself: Nintendo's new Wii U – revealed at this week's E3 conference – could be part of the last generation of gaming hardware

Consoles in the cloud: Could games hardware soon be a thing of the past?

They Twittered. They guessed. They tried their hardest to fathom the truth. It was Mark Twain who said "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated", but that has never prevented people from predicting and reporting the demise of people and objects in the 115 years that have passed since he did.

New videogame show Play Expo 2012 set to take place in Manchester

A new videogame show which mixes retro with brand new titles is set to take place in Manchester later this year.

Role reversal: Dr Richard Dobson, a clinical research fellow, discovered he had a tumour in his own heart

"Doctor, we have some bad news..."

When Richard Dobson, a young doctor of 28, took part in heart-scan research, it was just to make up the numbers. But a shock discovery led to him undergoing life-changing surgery. Interview by David Crookes

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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders