Rhodri Marsden

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.

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'Craft' is having a moment - but what does it mean that so many of us are now creating our own greetings cards?

Rhodri Marsden is mesmerised by paper dreams on the set of Create And Craft

Had a dull day? Facebook wants to hear about it

Earlier this week, screen shots leaked of a new Facebook strategy that it appears to be trialling: recommended topics

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: Eadweard Muybridge's 'Sallie Gardner at a Gallop'

Muybridge's famous image sequence proved that horses do (briefly) fly

On the nose: a smell map showing emissions in London

Researchers compile 'smell maps' of urban areas using the noses of thousands of volunteers

Taking a whiff of Walthamstow, Rhodri Marsden investigates
The Samsung Galaxy S6 offers wireless charging - but should we be impressed?

Truly wireless charging? The future's not quite here yet thanks to a battle between Qi and PMA

Wireless charging has been bobbling around for years but our journey to a promised utopia has been slowed down

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Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: The Fuzz-Tone FZ-1

The little box played a key role in the song that 'really made the Rolling Stones'

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: The cornflake

The Kellogg brothers' cereal was the result of an experiment to produce an alternative to bread

Can computers rap better than humans (or should that be vice versa)?

Online games like BotPoet challenge you to identify whether verse is generated by a computer or a human

Rhodri Marsden's interesting objects: Thomas Edison's Telescribe

The machine designed to record telephone conversations was unveiled 100 years ago today

A European mobile network has installed ad-blocking software - but does anyone really win?

The unnamed European mobile network plans to turn on the software for all subscribers later this year, according to the Financial Times

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