Stack ‘em high?: quantity doesn’t always trump quality, as Friends of the Earth can testify

Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything? Rhodri Marsden wonders if they signal a blow for people power – or the death throes of true democracy

Jennifer Lawrence took on Google after its failure to remove stolen photos from its searches – but are lower-profile victims being ignored?

Threats lodged over the internet are no longer laughed off but it's often the richest, most famous, or otherwise well-connected victims who stand to benefit from this recent societal attitude adjustment, argues Amanda Hess

Biology bribe: freezing eggs isn’t cheap

Is Facebook's egg-freezing service for female employees good news – or a medical minefield?

The company is helping female employees in the US to pay for the cost of freezing their eggs, while Apple is planning to introduce the policy in January. So could the practice be on the way to becoming both widespread and normal?

Simon Segars, the chief executive of ARM Holdings

Simon Segars: Looking forward to the future and the ‘internet of things’

The James Ashton Interview: Basildon born, the CEO of ARM Holdings, Britain’s one truly global hi-tech star, explains why he’s so optimistic about the connected home just around the corner

Do we still have the technology to go to the Moon?

Why does it take three years to develop a new car, when it shares 90 per cent of its 'DNA' with the previous model? Why does it take six years to develop a new airplane when it shares 90 per cent of its 'DNA' with the previous model?

A Google search removal request displayed on the screen of a smart phone

Rhodri Marsden: 'If you are going to harvest my personal data, make it for something I want'

We give Google, Facebook and Youtube the data, and they give us a motley collection of offers that feels no more tailored to our needs than a Piccadilly Circus billboard.

IBM's new super-computer has been hailed as the future of healthcare... and it can even devise a recipe for a mean stew

Watson is an artificial-intelligence system that uses natural language processing - you can ask it a question in everyday English - and machine learning, where the computer learns without having to be programmed with new knowledge

Page turner: e-book sales last year fell by 26 per cent from 2012

Have we fallen out of love with e-readers?

While Amazon gets ready to launch a new Kindle, Caroline Corcoran is one of a growing number of people who are going back to books

Have you Snapchatted your bum? Or swiped right on your cousin?

Netiquette: A loser's guide to social media - from Facebook events to dating on Tinder

Have you Snapchatted your bum? or swiped right on your cousin? Fear not: help is at hand with Rhodri Marsden's guide to netiquette…

Say Ello to the new social network that’s not that sociable yet

It's not Facebook or Twitter, and for many people that’s enough to sell them the idea

Laid bare: the Good2Go app ensures people have a chance to make their intentions clear about having sex

An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

A surge in sexual-assault cases on US campuses has paved the way for a new app which logs two parties’ consent to sex. Amanda Hess examines the pros and cons

Virtual reality glasses could give the porn industry a new revenue stream

The future of porn: Virtual reality glasses at XBiz

Delegates at the London XBiz conference focused on potentially lucrative new business opportunities

Why Kindle Fire proves Amazon wants to take on Samsung and Apple

What makes Amazon so dangerous as a company is that it doesn’t have to make money on its hardware

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: The Audiphone

The device was granted a patent 135 years ago this week and offered a 30 decibel boost to ambient noises

Apple chief Tim Cook (in blue shirt) with (from left) The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 at the iPhone 6 launch

Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster

A free album on iTunes: what could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot, as U2 and Apple have discovered

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game
There's a Good Girl exhibition: How female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising

In pictures: There's a Good Girl exhibition

The new exhibition reveals how female creatives are changing the way women are portrayed in advertising
UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover

It worked with cupcakes, doughnuts and macarons so no wonder someone decided to revamp the humble biscuit
Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner
The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

Staying connected: The King's School

The school in Cambridgeshire is ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology. Richard Garner discovers how teachers and pupils stay connected
Christmas 2014: 23 best women's perfumes

Festively fragrant: the best women's perfumes

Give a loved one a luxe fragrance this year or treat yourself to a sensual pick-me-up
Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

The Ox celebrates century with trademark display of speed and intuition
Billy Joe Saunders vs Chris Eubank Jnr: When two worlds collide

When two worlds collide

Traveller Billy Joe Saunders did not have a pampered public-school upbringing - unlike Saturday’s opponent Chris Eubank Jnr
Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Drifting and forgotten - turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: Turning lives around for ex-soldiers

Our partner charities help veterans on the brink – and get them back on their feet
Putin’s far-right ambition: Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU

Putin’s far-right ambition

Think-tank reveals how Russian President is wooing – and funding – populist parties across Europe to gain influence in the EU
Tove Jansson's Moominland: What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?

Escape to Moominland

What was the inspiration for Finland's most famous family?