Rhodri Marsden is the Technology Columnist for The Independent; he has also written about crumpets, Captain Beefheart, rude place names and string. He's also a musician who plays in the band Scritti Politti, and won the under-10 piano category at the 1980 Watford Music Festival by playing a piece called "Silver Trumpets" with verve and aplomb.
25 April 2015 12:00 AM
Tchaikovsky's lack of enthusiasm for his commission prompted the bloody-minded inclusion of a huge brass band, a carillon and, of course, the cannon
24 April 2015 12:01 AM
18 April 2015 12:00 AM
New Coke was described as 'rounder, yet bolder... a more harmonious flavour'
16 April 2015 12:00 AM
People can now pay $250 (£170) to snap up the avocado.sucks domain name from the Canadian company. Rhodri Marsden won't be signing up
11 April 2015 12:00 AM
The revolution in our postal service was largely down to Anthony Trollope
10 April 2015 08:00 AM
One music-lover gives it a trial listen...
09 April 2015 12:00 AM
It's something that apps have facilitated for some time - but the difference with EE's service is that you don't have to think about it, says Rhodri Marsden
04 April 2015 12:00 AM
The 1872 Ballot Act sought to stop voter intimidation by introducing secret ballots
02 April 2015 09:00 PM
02 April 2015 12:00 AM
Periscope is an app launched by Twitter that facilitates live video streaming from your smartphone
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
HSBC review into moving headquarters from UK 'underway'
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- 2 Frank Lampard's face drops when Holly Willoughby introduces him as a 'Man City legend'
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 4 Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour