News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

Doctor admits webcam sex act

A doctor has admitted masturbating in front of a webcam in his consultation room.

<p>1. Dial combination cable security laptop lock</p>
<p>£22.91, pclocks.co.uk</p>
<p>This is especially useful if you don't have access to a room safe. It has a combination lock that sticks into your laptop's USB port.</p>

The 10 Best back-up kit

Keep your tech safe while you're on the road

MPs to be offered taxpayer-funded iPads

MPs are to be offered taxpayer-funded iPads as part of moves to modernise Parliament, it was revealed today.

Lisa Markwell: Children, don't do as we do, but do as we say

What kind of example does a parent want to set for their child? We must teach them that shoplifting is bad, even though as a protest against the creeping rise of the soulless shopping experience many people are stealing groceries via the self-checkout system. According to a new survey by the website watchmywallet.co.uk, almost a third of us have done just that. It's tempting, sorely tempting – but it is wrong.

Islam group accused of French judge kidnap plot

A group of Islamic radicals have been charged with planning to kidnap a French judge.

Being Modern: Emoticons

This year marks an unusual 30th birthday. It was in 1982 that Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, suggested that users of his college's online messageboard combine a colon, hyphen and bracket to highlight sarcastic posts and curb misunderstandings. Thus, the online "smiley face" was born.

The 10 Best Memory Sticks

1. IronKey (8GB)

Government squanders public money on 'rip-off' PCs

The Government is squandering an "obscene amount of public money" on computer equipment, paying an average of £3,500 for desktop PCs costing £500 on the high street, a scathing report from MPs says today.

Teenager challenges Prime Minister over legal aid cuts

A schoolboy whose family endured an eight-year struggle to prove that his cerebral palsy was caused by medical negligence yesterday took the campaign against cuts in legal aid to David Cameron's front door.

UPS faces air cargo screening ban

The parcel company at the centre of a UK bomb incident last year has been barred by the Government from screening air cargo at some UK sites for security reasons, it was announced today.

John Walsh: The keyboard can never match the pen

Today is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland, a "worldwide celebration of books and reading" which, in the UK anyway, is "a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties, who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all." All, that is, except those who wish the future of books wasn't so alarmingly rocky.

Rock on with The Last Republic via a webcam

Hotly tipped Welsh rockers The Last Republic are pioneering music technology that allows you to play along with their debut album using just a computer and webcam. At live dates, fans of TLR have been donning T-shirts featuring a special design and playing air guitar along to music from the band's debut album, the movements of their arms triggering guitar sounds in a laptop.

Julie Kirkbride

To correct a reference in yesterday's article about MPs' expenses: the computer equipment Ms Kirkbride claimed for was not delivered to her brother's home but to her own home where he sometimes stayed. We are happy to make it clear that Ms Kirkbride was cleared by the Commons Standards and Privileges Committee of wrongdoing in claiming mortgage payments for the extension to her house in which her brother stayed.

Mobile computing set to get &quot;keyless keyboard&quot;

An Israeli startup has launched a system that aims to make mobile computing easier by letting users type on invisible keys instead of a keyboard that typically takes up much of the screen.

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In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

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Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas