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Taxing times: the frustrating experience of filling in tax return forms

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Rhodri Marsden discovers how technology is revolutionising financial literacy
Hands-down winner: The achievement of ‘Cepheus’, developed by US scientists, is said to be more impressive than the best chess computer program

New computer program Cepheus is said to be unbeatable at poker

Cepheus mastered poker by playing against itself for just two months. Nic Szeremeta tries to call its bluff

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: The Sinclair C5

Clive Sinclair's electric vehicle was billed as a "revolution in personal transport" but became one of the most famous innovation disasters of all time

The Gogoro Smartscooter, unveiled at the 2015 CES tech show in Las Vegas

Technology firms want every device connected to the internet - but is that what consumers want?

Companies are rushing to create apps and embed chips in everything from blankets to shoes, as Hayley Tsukayama discovers

CES 2015: the best TVs, audio, mobile phones, wearables and transport gadgets

CES is packed with gadgets. David Phelan picks the best of this year's crop

Lei Jun is keen to distance himself from comparisons to the late Apple boss Steve Jobs

Xiaomi: The Chinese phone giant taking a bite out of Apple

Samsung and Apple go largely unchallenged in the West. But in China, there's a new 'hero company' making rapid headway

Technology companies are edging us ever nearer to a wireless, cable-free future

Images have emerged on the 9to5Mac website that purport to show the forthcoming version of Apple's MacBook Air with a solitary USB type-C port

Sony plots to re-invent Walkman as MP3 player for audiophiles — but test indicates people can’t tell the difference

The £949 walkman could run into trouble, if people can't tell the difference between it and more expensive devices

Quantum dot, SUHD, 8K: The new TV set jargon

TV technology, and the jargon that describes it, has become an arms race. Here are the latest words you should know: 8K, UHD (and SUHD), quantum dot technology, curved TVs, Android TV and Tizen

HereO children’s watches, equipped with GPS so parents can locate their offspring, are on display at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

CES 2015: The next big thing? Watch this space for smartwatches, fitness trackers and other wearable devices

The CES exhibition in Las Vegas is awash with wristbands, watches and smart garments but, as Mohana Ravindranath reports, the technology has some developing to do

CES 2015: 7 new gadgets you never knew you needed

The Consumer Electronics Show in 2014 was all about the connected home. 2015 seems to be the year of the connected human

Rhodri Marsden's Interesting Objects: The FM radio

* Seventy-five years ago this weekend, in 1939, Edwin Armstrong demonstrated the first long-distance broadcast of his greatest invention: FM radio. The 60-minute programme, relayed from Yonkers to Mount Washington, went without a hitch – and, according to the Boston Sunday Post, "without picking up the slightest trace of noise or static of any kind".

Facebook's new feature inviting users to review a collection of their 2014 highlights caused some to be confronted with pictures of their recently deceased family members and friends

Facebook’s newest feature has brought the internet down on its head

It’s like a mini ‘This Is Your Life’, a few minutes of self-indulgence

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'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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