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 October 2014 12:00 AM
The latest in our Interesting Objects series looks at an appliance invented by accident that was once the star of the 'home of the future'
22 October 2014 10:45 PM
Search tools embedded within Apple's new operating system Yosemite send search terms back to Apple headquarters
22 October 2014 09:00 AM
18 October 2014 12:00 AM
* William Miller, a baptist lay preacher from New York, began an intense period of Bible study in 1815. He was looking for clues relating to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and in the book of Daniel he found what he was looking for. Chapter 8, Verse 14 reads: "Unto 2300 days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed". By conveniently interpreting one day to mean one year, Miller calculated that this momentous event was due in 1843.
14 October 2014 12:00 AM
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
Rhodri Marsden tells the curious tale of an English conductor trying to revive the fortunes of a struggling Bulgarian town with just a song (and a band of 300)
11 October 2014 12:00 AM
09 October 2014 06:10 PM
The involvement of a camel is evidently a cute publicity stunt, but it does highlight Google’s growing interest in facilitating armchair tourism
05 October 2014 12:00 AM
04 October 2014 12:00 AM
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
- 2 California man brutally beat 82-year-old Sikh grandfather he mistook for 'one of those people'
- 3 School kitchen manager 'fired from Colorado school for giving hungry students free lunches'
- 4 Gay teenager 'forced to have sex with his own mother' to 'cure' his homosexuality, campaigners in India say
- 5 Charles Kennedy 'had better judgement drunk than many sober politicians' says Ian Hislop