PayPal wants to replace passwords with brain implants and computers you swallow

Security experts are terrified about the weakness of traditional log-in systems

Google mobile-friendly pages will make searches on phone easier, but 'mobilegeddon' could hit small sites

Algorithm change is part of plan to make searching on your phone simpler

Google Loch Ness Monster hunt wants you to join the search for Nessie

First signs of the monster have been spotted already — but it's probably a log

Japan's 'floating' maglev train sets new world speed record again after hitting 603 kilometres per hour

The magnetically levitated train beat its own record, which it set last Thursday during a test run

Biggest structure in the universe is huge hole, scientists find

The ‘supervoid’ is 1.8 billion light years wide, ‘the largest individual structure ever identified by humanity’ and full of absolutely nothing

Google marks the 81st anniversary of the Loch Ness Monster's most famous photograph

Loch Ness Monster: Google Maps unveils its Doodle and Nessie Street View

You can now search for Nessie under Loch Ness on Google Maps

Twitter users can now message each other directly without first having to click 'Follow'.

Twitter update allows users to Direct Message people they don't follow

The feature was rolled out to a small sub-section of users in 2013

Cancel Sky at your peril: man spends 96 minutes in chat but fails to get rid of service

‘I suggest you seek some assistance NOW!’

Google updates Android Wear smartwatch software just before Apple Watch launch

Biggest ever update brings hand-drawn emoji, wi-fi support, hands-free operation and always-on apps

Commander Terry W. Virts' photograph from the ISS

International Space Station could be fitted with huge lasers to shoot down space junk

Space debris poses a huge risk to the satellites that are in space and power much of communication on Earth

Google search history can now be downloaded in its entirety, mass embarrassment expected

Tool gives access to everything you have ever Googled

Sony Xperia Z4: specs unveiled, but only available in Japan

New flagship phone looks a lot like its predecessor, but is thinner, lighter and gets a metal frame

The Apple Watch also allows its wearer to transport themselves into a desert with the model Christy Turlington

Apple Watch has some of the best features there are — but on the other hand...

The Apple Watch packs some of the most innovative technology and design ever. But with great tech can come great annoyances, writes David Phelan

Facebook fake like sellers destroyed by site’s efforts to clean up pages

Network has stripped 200,000 pages of fake likes, it said

Google tidies up mobile search results, stops showing URLs as part of mobile clean-up

Change comes as Google aims to make searches much easier for mobile users

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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
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At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
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Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
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Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

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