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The Z1 Compact offers identical hardware to the S1, but shrinks the screen from 5 inches to 4.3 - David Phelan gives us the first full UK review

£5,000 'Oled' TVs herald entertainment revolution

Analysts predict stampede for latest generation of screens, just 3mm thick

Apple introduces new Mac desktop computers

Apple has refreshed its line of Mac desktop computers, adding stronger capabilities and nudging some prices lower as consumer spending feels the pinch of the recession.

'World's thinnest television' released

Tomorrow will see the launch of the Sony BRAVIA ZX1, a new LCD television with a HD display less then a centimetre in depth. The display, which is as slim as a CD case, is being claimed by its manufacturers to be the thinnest on any production television set.

How to display your photographs

Forget albums – there are better ways to show off snaps. By Kate Watson-Smyth

Darts: Taylor breaks own record on way to 14th world title

Phil Taylor broke his own record for a major final when producing a brilliant display to hammer Raymond van Barneveld 7-1 in the World Darts Championship and take his 14th world title in London last night.

Terence Blacker: Ed Stourton and the new brutalism

Unkind, idiotic mindgames now surround the redundancy process

<a href="http://martinking.livejournal.com/1203.html">Martin King: With a little help from the gizmo</a>

OK, I know part of the aim to enter the London Marathon was to get off my backside, leave the computer screens behind and hit the road. But all those years with the geeks left me feeling the need for a bit of techie assistance.

Apple announcement: MacBook RAM-ifications

Watching the new MacBooks being introduced , the first thing that struck me was how subdued the assembled viewers were.



<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/09/cyberclinic-ign.html">Cyberclinic: Ignore popups at your peril</a>

Genuine warning boxes pop up on our computer screens for a good reason. They interrupt the scintillating on-screen action to tell us that we should probably read the contents of the warning box and consider the various options (usually yes, no or cancel) before we proceed any further with our task.

From desktop to dustbin: The evolution of the mouse

Technological innovations are changing the way we use computers. So, asks Simon Usborne, does this mean the end for the mouse?

Oval courtroom gets emergency refit

The Sir John Major Room overlooking the green bowl of the Oval Cricket Ground was built for corporate entertainment. Yesterday, it opened as the arena for a grand-scale investigation into alleged institutional incompetence – and a spot of redecorating.

Bored and unhappy graduates?

Nearly 50 per cent of recent science and maths graduates are unhappy because they rarely or never use their science and maths skills in their jobs, according to a recent survey conducted by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).

Jobs faces lawsuit over colourful claims

Steve Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, has been taken to task for making allegedly misleading claims in one of his high-profile product launches, and faces the prospect of being called to defend himself in a California court.

Cave sculptures go on display for first time in 15,000 years

Prehistoric cave sculptures never seen by the public will be revealed today thanks to the most advanced, computerised techniques of laser-copying and visual display.

Hedda Gabler, Barbican, London

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

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Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

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Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

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