Tom Peck

Tom Peck is a reporter on The Independent's news desk with an interest in just about everything. In January 2012 he became the paper's Olympics Correspondent.

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The Atletico Madrid coach German Burgos offers a glimpse into the future by donning a pair of Google Glasses

Tom Peck: As technology powers on, will a Google-Glassed future see players tweeting while fouling and fans creating their own virtual reality?

Has Atletico Madrid coach German Burgos seen the future? Certainly, his appearance in the dugout at Getafe earlier this week sporting a pair of Google Glass “wearable computer” spectacles has caught much attention.

South African paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius (R) posing with his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius trial: The case against Oscar Pistorius – and why the prosecution claims his story doesn't add up

As the Oscar Pistorius murder trial begins an adjournment until 5 May, we look at the key evidence presented by Pistorius and the prosecution so far  – and how the different versions of events don't add up.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel in cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecution ends cross-examination

Prosecution ends cross-examination signalling athlete armed himself with 'the sole purpose' of shooting and killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel in cross-examination

Oscar Pistorius trial: Prosecutor Gerrie Nel launches intensive cross-examination

It was the most damning day yet of cross-examination in the Pistorius trial as the prosecutor landed a series of blows on the defendant. Little wonder the Paralympian’s lawyer was showing the strain

Oscar Pistorius at the end of his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius trial: Court is adjourned again as the prosecution goes on the assault

There was a time, a few weeks ago, when Pistorius trial devotees spoke of the contrast between its two lead advocates, the fearsome, snarling Barry Roux, and the patient, kind avuncular Gerrie Nel, with his ‘as the court pleases’ catch phrase and his penchant for an ‘early tea’.

Watch: Oscar Pistorius apologises to Reeva Steenkamp's family and friends

A tearful, stuttering and seemingly grief-stricken Oscar Pistorius began his testimony on Monday by apologising to the Steenkamp family

Hard questions: Oscar Pistorius at his trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key questions athlete may face as defence prepares to launch case

The athlete may take the stand to explain inconsistencies in his account of his girlfriend's death

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius week 3: Athlete 'broke all the rules' the night he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead

“Know your target and what lies behind,” read Oscar Pistorius’s handwriting on his Firearms Competency Certificate, which was shown to the court at the start of the third week of his murder trial.

Oscar Pistorius reacts during his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius trial week 2: Paralympian sick as damage on Reeva Steenkamp's body revealed

Many of the world’s longest standing crime reporters sit in the public gallery at the North Gauteng High Court.

Day In a Page

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe

Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC
Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'

British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

The four-minute clip by Honesty Policy has had more than 300,000 hits on YouTube
Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith

Michael Williams: Do as I do, not as I pray

Church of England-raised Williams describes the unexpected joys in learning about his family's Jewish faith
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife
Comedian Jenny Collier: 'Sexism I experienced on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

The comedian's appearance at a show on the eve of International Women's Day was cancelled because they had "too many women" on the bill
Cannes Film Festival: Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or

Cannes Film Festival

Ken Loach and Mike Leigh to fight it out for the Palme d'Or
The concept album makes surprise top ten return with neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

The concept album makes surprise top ten return

Neolithic opus from Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson is unexpected success
Lichen is the surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus, thanks to our love of Scandinavian and Indian cuisines

Lichen is surprise new ingredient on fine-dining menus

Emily Jupp discovers how it can give a unique, smoky flavour to our cooking
10 best baking books

10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you
Jury still out on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

Jury still out on Pellegrini

Draw with Sunderland raises questions over Manchester City manager's ability to motivate and unify his players
Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

The all-rounder has been hailed as future star after Ashes debut but incident in Caribbean added to doubts about discipline. Jon Culley meets a man looking to control his emotions
Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

The most prize money ever at an All-Weather race day is up for grabs at Lingfield on Friday, and the record-breaking trainer tells Jon Freeman how times have changed
Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
Mad Men series 7, TV review: The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge

Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit