Government launches 'Verify' scheme to check online identities

In Matthew Blakstad's debut novel Sockpuppet, the Government sets up a digital identity system that suffers a catastrophic failure of trust. Now a real-life version of the system, Verify, has been launched – and those behind it will be hoping that truth is a little more straightforward than fiction

Will Bike Balls help wobbly cyclists?

Travelling on two wheels has just got a little safer – or at least, a lot funnier – with the introduction of a new LED device. Simon Usborne won't play ball.