David Crookes

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

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Jonathan Ross says broadcasting executives are failing to understand the potential opportunities offered by the games industry

Jonathan Ross: The game industry seems to be saying to the film industry ‘give us some respect’

Chat show host Jonathan Ross says broadcasting executives are failing to understand the potential opportunities offered by the games industry.

Do the best things really come to those who wait? Not in technology

Google's Nexus 4, Nintendo's Wii U are both set to have delivery delays of up to five weeks, so, in technology, do good things really come to those who wait?

Kazuki Yamamoto works magic on steaming cups of latte

Now that’s a lovely looking latte

The next time your barista tries to show off his leaf-drawing skills on your coffee froth, scoff and point him in the direction of Kazuki Yamamoto.

The Bash Street Kids

What's the best way to get to Bash Street, kids?

Roads are often named after famous residents. Usually it is an honour bestowed on the most distinguished in order to give them immortality, ranging from streets bearing the moniker of Queen Victoria to that paying tribute to Alan Turing.

Testing people's new will is a game called Curiosity

Gaming: What's inside the box? A blooming great bill

There are people who wouldn't pay a penny to play a game. There are others who will shell out £800 for a special-edition version of Resident Evil 6.

Journey, the game with no guns and no enemies

Game City Prize winner Journey: Balm for the console

No guns, no enemies, no point? Video games have a reputation for violence, but the winner of a prestigious industry award is an utterly peaceful affair, says David Crookes

Studying at postgraduate level gives a more rounded and global understanding of the industry

Hospitality degrees: Ringing in a better future

Hospitality is growing fast and there are several courses available in the sector

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

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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
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Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers