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

EDP on brink of buyout

The management of Electronic Data Processing, the London-listed technology group, is believed to be readying itself to make a bid for the firm as early as this week.

Your chance to own a Tracey Emin original

The Independent is pleased to offer '21746' (2008) by Tracey Emin exclusively for readers at the special launch price of £2,800. '21746' (2008)is a white chalk pebble wrapped in a hand embroidered cotton sheet, measuring 11 x 15 x 16 cm (4 x 6 x 6.5 in).

Webcams prove more popular than phone calls

Graduates spurn conventional communication in favour of more innovative tools, such as instant messaging and webcams, according to a survey by Plantronics.

Small wonders: Putting mini laptops to the test

They're tinier, faster and more portable than ever – but how do the new wave of mini-laptops measure up in the real world? Five readers put them to the test

Laptop with 5,000 medical records stolen

A laptop containing the medical records of more than 5,000 patients has been stolen from a hospital, it was revealed today.

Newcastle 'win' Intertoto Cup

There was a pleasant surprise for Glenn Roeder on his arrival at work yesterday when he was informed that he had guided Newcastle United to their first "major" trophy in 37 years.

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Tools Of The Trade: The Nokia 9500 Communicator smart phone

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It doesn't have to be this way

Tired of viruses, lost files and the 'blue screen of death'? In the first of two articles about waving goodbye to Windows, John Dodds switches to Apple's OSX

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