David Crookes

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

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British Library starts videogame website archive project

Curators at The British Library have begun the process of archiving videogame websites to preserve gaming culture for future generations.

To protect yourself from spammers, it's best to use a spare email address when registering on websites

The data goldmine: Why forgetting to log out can cost you dearly

David Crookes finds out how much stolen Twitter accounts, hacked eBay pages and more are really worth.

Sky Atlantic goes mobile in battle for viewers

The battle for television viewers has hotted up today with the launch of Sky Atlantic on mobile phones and tablets.

FileSonic disables sharing capabilities

Filesharing website FileSonic has disabled its sharing capabilities in the wake of the enforced closure of MegaUpload.

FIFA 12 becomes best selling sports game ever

Top football videogame FIFA 12 has become the highest grossing sports title of all time.

Games Britannia aims to rule computing education

Britain is set to host its biggest ever videogame education festival this Summer.

Canada proves lure for staff from axed game developer

Up to a third of staff at an axed British videogame developer left the United Kingdom for jobs abroad, it has been claimed.

Computing experts welcome ICT shake-up

Computing and videogame experts have welcomed the proposed shake-up in the way computing is taught in UK schools.

Starbucks customers react angrily to loyalty scheme changes

Starbucks has come under fire from its customers after changing the terms of its loyalty scheme.

Sky TV to enable customers to use iPhones and iPads as remote controls

Sky television customers who own iPhones and iPads will soon be able to use their Apple devices as a remote control.

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Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?
Why do we like making lists?

Notes to self: Why do we like making lists?

Well it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
Hong Kong protests: A good time to open a new restaurant?

A good time to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong?

As pro-democracy demonstrators hold firm, chef Rowley Leigh, who's in the city to open a new restaurant, says you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch
Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'

Paris Fashion Week

Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'
Bruce Chatwin's Wales: One of the finest one-day walks in Britain

Simon Calder discovers Bruce Chatwin's Wales

One of the finest one-day walks you could hope for - in Britain
10 best children's nightwear

10 best children's nightwear

Make sure the kids stay cosy on cooler autumn nights in this selection of pjs, onesies and nighties
Manchester City vs Roma: Five things we learnt from City’s draw at the Etihad

Manchester City vs Roma

Five things we learnt from City’s Champions League draw at the Etihad
Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

Trouble on the Tyne

Ashley must act now and end Pardew's reign at Newcastle, says Martin Hardy
Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
Last chance to see: Half the world’s animals have disappeared over the last 40 years

Last chance to see...

The Earth’s animal wildlife population has halved in 40 years
So here's why teenagers are always grumpy - and it's not what you think

Truth behind teens' grumpiness

Early school hours mess with their biological clocks
Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?

Hacked photos: the third wave

Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?