David Crookes

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

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The lesson from Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp? Never rest

No company wants to become like Nokia, a firm that failed to keep up

This chest X-ray of a male patient shows evidence of the lung cancer mesothelioma

Scientists ask for sufferers of the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma to step forward to boost research

Scientists looking into possible treatments for the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma are asking patients and their families to help steer future clinical research.

2011 academy champion, Jann Mardenborough

From Gran Turismo to real life racing: Why we shouldn't be so surprised at Jann Mardenborough's transformation

Using force-feedback steering wheels, the game was able to simulate reality

Road to riches: GTA Online has been swamped with counterfeit cash by hackers

Time for fair play: Online cheating by gamers is increasing - and it's seriously spoiling the fun

The idea of fair play has often been ignored by gamers desperate to slay end-of-level bosses or achieve the ultimate high score, but that's now changing. David Crookes reports on the fightback

Xbox Live documentary digs up the story of Atari's E.T. flop

A new series will tell the story of Atari's reaction to the poor reception of the flop videogame E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Gran Turismo 6 review (PS3): a garage full of fun, but the opposition is sadly lacking

The latest in the series goes up against Forza 5 - but which is the better racer?

Sony fans who received free PS Vita threatened with legal action

Gamers received the handheld console instead of a game, but retailer Zavvi has threatened them with 'legal remedies'

The Rover's returned to Corrie's new location in Salford

Touring Coronation Street's new Salford set: The devil's in the details

The Rovers Return has gained an extra window, Four Your Fries Only has won a four star hygiene rating and Nick's Bistro has little to offer vegetarians

It's not just Jon Snow who can't take games seriously

Others in the media and beyond still pigeonhole gaming as a teenage quirk

Smiley culture: Nataly Kogan, ‘chief happiness officer’ at Happier.com

Log on to Happier - it’s like Facebook and Twitter, without the snarking. But can this new social network help us feel better about ourselves?

There are plenty of reasons why we use social networks: to catch up with friends, to share photos, to link to thought-provoking articles or funniest cat videos and to brag about our bikini bodies/beach holidays/beautiful children –sometimes all in the same post.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee