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<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>

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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.

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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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