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.
12 March 2015 12:00 AM
The app gives you 24 chances to take pictures, which you can't see after you've taken them. You then pay $20 (£13) to have the prints delivered to your door
08 March 2015 07:03 PM
These are equations which, by processing huge amounts of micro-data, can predict our behaviour - but are they for better or worse?
07 March 2015 12:00 AM
The band's engineer Chuck Britz had a solution to Murry Wilson's incessant studio meddling; he constructed a fake control panel for him to fiddle with
06 March 2015 10:00 PM
05 March 2015 12:00 AM
The Knowledge Vault uses advanced natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gather material from the web and from Google's existing database of knowledge. It then generates a "knowledge-based trust score" for each source
28 February 2015 12:00 AM
The word 'dord' had sneakily crept into the English language. But how?
26 February 2015 12:00 AM
"I have a crazy conspiracy theory," began a recent post on Reddit, "and I'm pretty sure I proved myself correct." Earlier that day, he or she had been chatting with friends in their living room about a particular club. Two hours later, an advert for that club appeared alongside their Facebook timeline. This, they thought, was spooky. They tested how spooky it was by reciting a list of words into their smartphone's microphone, including "Maserati" and "African safari". "Sure enough," they wrote, "two hours later I was getting ads for Gold Coast Maserati and African vacations… Do you think I'm nuts?"
21 February 2015 12:00 AM
The game was patented in 1874 by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield and was inspired by the athleticism of the ancient Athenians
19 February 2015 12:00 AM
We can summon rich, streaming media to a powerful handheld device from all four corners of the globe, just as long as we're not sitting in the back bedroom while the neighbours are using iTunes, says Rhodri Marsden
18 February 2015 08:30 PM
Like the dotcom-name buyers of yore, a Spaniard who snapped up covetable Twitter handles in 2007 must have hit paydirt by now… mustn’t he?
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
- 1 Sofyen Belamouadden murder: The inside story of a crime that horrified Britain
- 2 How to turn off/stop 'seen by' on Facebook: Disable it to make your chats seem less passive aggressive
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 'We're not heroes, just tourists': Swedish police officers on holiday stop vicious assault on New York subway
- 5 Buckingham Palace guard who attacked passers-by in 'most most violent piece of CCTV footage' police officer had seen walks free