Something to Declare
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Thursday 08 August 2013
Unrepentant MEP refuses to back down or apologise over comments that caused storm of protest, insisting there was no racist intent behind phrase
Sunday 28 July 2013
If you know already, well done. If not, read on to find out about the gizmo with the silly name
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Despite the fact that German is a better language than English for compound nouns, the latest addition to German dictionaries has a particularly British ring to it.
Monday 17 June 2013
June's quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes a raft of technology-inspired words
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The inventor of the Gif file has revealed that the world has been mispronouncing his creation.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF has sparked controversy by declaring during an interview that his creation is properly pronounced "Jif".
Monday 20 May 2013
It is more often associated with a teenager’s first curious sips of alcohol or as a sugary lubricant at school discos up and down the country, so Smirnoff Ice’s presence at a high society wedding at the weekend was a curious one.
Google is listening (and watching): First, futuristic specs. Next up it's Google Now, a voice-control service to sock it to Siri
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Simon Usborne tries out Google Now - and finds the more it knows about you, the smarter it is
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Pity the poor folk who invent product names; their lives are about to become very complicated
Friday 12 April 2013
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
'Ello, Hola, salve – London police officers given courses in dealing with public in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic…
Friday 29 March 2013
London officers given courses in dealing with public in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic…
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'