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.
Have you been ticking things off the "50 Signs A Couple Has Made It" list? Then you're dooming yourself to permanent unhappiness...
04 December 2014 10:20 PM
04 December 2014 12:00 AM
At this time of year in particular, we find ourselves relying on customer reviews to help us make tricky consumer decisions online
02 December 2014 07:44 PM
Microsoft's Clip Art provided simple images for decorating documents with. Now it has been declared obsolete, and DIY leaflets will never be the same, says Rhodri Marsden
29 November 2014 12:00 AM
* Mr Eugene Hodges arrived home from work on 30 November, 1954, 60 years ago this weekend, to find his front door besieged by strangers. When he finally got indoors, he discovered why people had been travelling from all over the town of Sylacauga: his wife had just become the first human being confirmed to have been hit by a meteorite.
26 November 2014 10:00 PM
A few months ago, I found myself lying face down on a bench somewhere in London's Square Mile, being viciously pummelled by a South African sports injury specialist who'd just diagnosed me with some kind of acute shoulder blade complaint. It became apparent to her through casual questioning that this injury had not been sustained through vigorous activity. Feeble inactivity was more to blame.
22 November 2014 12:00 AM
19 November 2014 08:29 PM
The inexorable expansion of social media presents the Facebooks and Twitters of this world with a problem: how to prevent us from waking up one morning and thinking, 'Sod this, I quit'
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines
19 November 2014 05:32 PM
British toy maker Alice Taylor: 'It’s an opportunity to make a doll that isn’t just about tiny waists and legs that go up to here'
15 November 2014 12:00 AM
08 November 2014 12:00 AM
* "'Leotard' is a new word in fashion parlance," trilled Life magazine in September 1943. That same year, Harper's Bazaar described it as "a new idea, leading toward the 21st century and the cosmic costumes of Flash Gordon's supergirl". But while it may have been new to the American public, the man who gave his name to it had achieved fame more than 80 years earlier.
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Michelle Obama highlights harsh restrictions faced by Saudi women after meeting King Salman without wearing a headscarf
- 3 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help