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.
04 July 2015 12:00 AM
The Locomotive Act 1865 stipulated that any self-propelled road vehicle had to be preceded by a person walking at least 60 yards ahead, carrying a red flag
02 July 2015 03:45 AM
Rhodri Marsden tried to make casual chat with a bot known as Ultra Hal
30 June 2015 07:11 PM
There's no copyright on using song titles again. So, are singles' doubles mistakes on the part of songwriters, or are they nice little earners?
30 June 2015 02:45 AM
The Wanderer was the first touring mobile home, writes Rhodri Marsden, who looks at the enduring appeal of caravanning
27 June 2015 12:00 AM
The cash dispenser was invented 48 years ago by John Shepherd-Barron, then the managing director of banknote printers De La Rue
25 June 2015 06:15 AM
On the internet, debates about everything are dominated by extreme voices
20 June 2015 12:00 AM
The invention has been attributed to Hanson Gregory, a citizen of Rockport, Maine, who impaled his doughnut on one of the spokes of a ship's wheel
'Craft' is having a moment - but what does it mean that so many of us are now creating our own greetings cards?
20 June 2015 12:00 AM
18 June 2015 04:15 AM
Earlier this week, screen shots leaked of a new Facebook strategy that it appears to be trialling: recommended topics
13 June 2015 12:00 AM
Muybridge's famous image sequence proved that horses do (briefly) fly
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Labour leadership contest: I would never quit the party, says Liz Kendall
- 1 Australia to impose 24-hour curfew on all cats to protect endangered species
- 2 The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath
- 3 Black and ethnic minority people twice as likely to be hit by Tory cuts than white people, report finds
- 4 Walter Palmer: Cecil the lion killer revealed to be American dentist
- 5 What TripAdvisor users think of 16 of the world's most popular landmarks