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From Apple's latest shiny playthings to the best smartphones from Google, we pick our favourite gadgets of 2013

Fifty Shades Of Grey tops 1m Kindle sales

Racy publishing phenomenon EL James has seen her debut book Fifty Shades Of Grey become the first to sell more than one million copies for Kindles.

HMV sells e-book site to Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's has joined the electronic-book revolution by snapping up an e-books website and software platform from the entertainment group HMV for a token £1.

Digital gifts read well at Quercus

E-books made up 25 per cent of sales at Quercus, the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo publisher, during the first three months of the year, in yet another sign that digital adoption is growing fast.

The shows must go on: actor Kevin Spacey

Trending: Your basket contains... everything

Amazon is adding its own TV shows and films to an ever-growing array of products. Surprisingly, studios are keen, says Will Dean

Waterstones unveils partnership with Amazon

Waterstones unveiled a partnership with the internet giant Amazon today in a move that will see it offer Kindle e-reading devices through its shops.

Free Harry Potter e-books to be offered through Kindle

Harry Potter has joined the Kindle lending library.

Between the Covers

Your weekly guide to what's really going on inside the world of books

Apple's iBooks 2 app demonstrated on an iPad in January 2012 in New York City

US government launches legal action against Apple over e-book pricing

The late Steve Jobs conspired with the bosses of the world's biggest publishers to fix the price of electronic books, it was dramatically alleged in the US today.

The Hunger Games

'Hunger Games' on target to set new box-office record

Teen 'death match' film becomes instant success and draws huge audiences on opening weekend

Stephen Foley: Amazon really does have to hit the high street

US Outlook: Will Amazon take on Apple on the high street? The answer is, it must.

Bloomsbury gets ebook boost

Strong sales of best-selling cookbooks and a surge in ebooks helped boost the publisher Bloomsbury in the final three months of 2011.

Amazon sells 1m Kindles a week – but shares still fall

Online retailing giant Amazon saw its shares slide as much as 3 per cent yesterday despite claiming to have sold a record one million Kindlee-reader devices a week around the world during December.

Gorgeous retro styling and capable of great images: Fujifilm X10

The 12 treats of Christmas: 2011's best tech releases

From the perfect camera to the top phone, read David Phelan's guide to this year's must-have gadgets

Christmas gift guide: Touch, tap and twiddle your way to techno-joy

From silky sound systems to tactile tablets and fancy phones, here's something to stop every gizmo lover in their tracks

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

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VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen