London-based company focused on “cutting edge artificial intelligence" could supply the brains for Google's burgeoning robotics division
What happened when our chess writer, Jon Speelman, auctioned himself for elephants?
Calling sailing elitist is a misconception Of course all sports at the highest level are expensive to compete; it costs a fortune to win the Tour de France. But in terms of grass-roots level, it's relatively inexpensive; you don't need your own dinghy, and at my local club in Lymington, local school pupils can sail for a fiver – that's comparable to any other sport.
Flair's remastered original is brash, beguiling and best played loud
British fighter among the top contenders to fight American
And that man Godfrey Bloom protested that women were sometimes given preferential treatment in the workplace
Over 4,000 pilots were involved a one-tenth speed space battle for precious - virtual - resources
Percy Yip began teaching his daughter Carissa to play chess in 2010. After just one year, she could beat him. Two years later, the Massachusetts schoolgirl has just become the youngest female on record to reach the US Chess Federation’s (USCF) “expert” level. Carissa is nine years old.
Ricardo Woods, 35, was found guilty of fatally shooting David Chandler in Cincinnati in October 2010
A clever, if necessarily limited, mix of gameplay styles
Once famously described in the press as one of this country's hidden chess assets, Adrian Hollis spent a long and distinguished academic career as a Classics Tutor and Fellow of Keble College, Oxford. There, amid research focussed largely on Hellenistic and Roman poetry, he bestrode the often narrow confines of his art with consummate ease.
... but do the young Norwegian's performances match the pyrotechnics of the pop star's sell-out gigs? Tom Peck tiptoed into the arena to watch
There are not many artists who reignite their careers in their ninth decade, but the Pittsburgh-born pianist Ahmad Jamal, who comes to London's Barbican on 8 February, is really on a roll, at 82. The knockout title track from his latest album, Blue Moon, has been nominated for a Grammy and his London performance will be a showcase for the disc
I get the same warm glow from competitive board games that I hear others get from carol singing
After all but vanishing from schools, the game is undergoing a revival thanks to its problem-solving skills