From augmented reality to domestic robots, we are forever promised better living through technology. But how to sort the game-changers from the no-hopers? Enter Rhodri Marsden with his fool-proof solid-state hype detector
Ambiguous comments from the Fox chief executive over the fate of the media dynasty’s stake in the broadcaster has ignited speculation that it will either launch another takeover bid – or sell up completely
Once, viewers skipped between stations, which stood out by virtue of their best programmes. Now, says Ian Burrell, the shows are channel-hopping, and the viewers are bemused
BT has recently cemented its position as the number one broadband provider, leaving rivals worried about their future
The captain was out in the first over
A look ahead to this weekend’s Divisional Playoff match at Gillette Stadium in New England
The vessel - run by a Danish shipping company between North Shields and the Netherlands - had 946 passengers and 130 crew on board
Broadcaster agrees exclusive deal worth £900 million to show both Uefa competitions
Pardew defends under-fire Ashley but admits his logic doesn't quite fit with the sport
If you are going to fork out $100 million on a boat, then it's only right that the America's Cup should be an impressive trophy to put on the mantelpiece. As befits a bauble with such a name, it's big and brash and verging on obesity. Never mind that it was won by an Australian skipper, Jimmy Spithill, and his British mastermind, Sir Ben Ainslie. After the Yanks won the first one in 1851, they have never even renamed it when another country has won it.
The England women's victory in the Ashes was arguably more of an achievement than the men's. It was completed across all three formats of the game – a multi-tasking Ashes, something the menfolk would obviously be incapable of – and they had to win the urn back off an Australian team who were actually half-decent.
Gabby Logan lambasts sport channel for failing to give women a level playing field
Sky Sports are in no mood to let BT Sport settle into the Premier League broadcasting battle this season. With the announcement of the first set of televised fixtures, Sky have powerfully asserted themselves over the first weeks of the campaign. They are covering the prime sun loungers with their branded towels while, for now at least, BT are consigned to the shade.
Sir Alex Ferguson became manager of Manchester United 27 years ago, and that now feels like a completely different age.
BT wants to offer Sky Sports via YouView set-top boxes but says terms on offer are an abuse of Sky's market dominance