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Editorial: Internet witch-hunts must simply be ignored

To deny the accusations bandied online is to give them undeserved recognition

Elder Scrolls Online: "The Basics" developer diary

"We want the player to explore," says creative director, Paul Sage.

Online investment bulks up Shop Direct loss

The Barclay brothers, the owners of the Daily Telegraph newspaper, have blamed a big investment in online for another year of hefty losses at their Shop Direct, the group behind the Littlewoods, isme and Very brands.

What The Sunday Papers Said

The Independent on Sunday: Go Compare founder eyes a sale with £500m tag

Advice is out there for singles who are trying to make sense of their textual exchanges

Relationships: The site that helps decode those post-date texts

The advent of text messaging and social networking might have made flirting and dating simpler for some but, for others, it has created a world of uncertainty and confusion.

Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed, Gizmodo all down because of storm

Internet users wanting to check news of Hurricane Sandy on the Huffington Post this morning were met with blank screens - as the tropical storm took down servers across New Jersey and New York City.

Petitioners force MPs to discuss price of a pint

Treasury asked to reconsider annual automatic above-inflation rise by 100,000 signatories

Taylor Swift: 'I don't really think about things as guys versus girls'

Feminism: It's not a dirty word

No interview question floors a female pop star quite like: "Are you a feminist?" Taylor Swift is the latest to refuse to confirm that she supports the cause, presumably terrified about being branded with the "F" word.

'Parasitic' porn websites stealing and re-posting sexually explicit images of children and young teenagers

Internet Watch Foundation found that 88 per cent of sexually suggestive or explicit images of young people are taken from their original location and re-posted of 'parasitic' porn sites

Anarchy Reigns western launch date confirmed

Platinum Games’ online fighter due January 2013.
Unbelievable: 'Groundhog Day' star Bill Murray

Celebrity: No one will ever believe this latest Bill Murray tale

There's a wonderful urban myth that Bill Murray once grabbed someone from behind, covered their eyes and – when they turned around to see that it was the Groundhog Day star – he whispered "No one will ever believe you" and walked off. It may or not be true (Murray sort-of denied it when asked by GQ) but it's the kind of story that makes everyone love Murray a little bit more.

Revealed: Grant Shapps' get-rich-quick guide (or it that Michael Green's?)

Extracts of the get-rich-quick scheme created by the Conservative Party chairman, Grant Shapps, were revealed for the first time last night since it disappeared from the internet.

Probe into web firm founded by Shapps dropped

An investigation into a company founded by the Tory chairman, Grant Shapps, has been dropped after "assurances" were given to the Advertising Standards Authority that any use of fake names by the business will be made clear on its website.

After Victoria Beckham tweeted how much she likes an Anthropologie hand cream, the store has a bit of a celebration

Toiletries: How posh are Posh's paws?

A recommendation from Victoria Beckham has got to be like gold dust for any brand. So no doubt after her recent tweet – "Obsessed with this hand cream… Fragrance is amazing! X" – about a certain $20 lotion, the good folk at Anthropologie (the store where she bought it) and Royal Apothic (the brand of cream in question) had a bit of a celebration.

Bethesda Softworks opens Battlecry Studios in Austin

Former BioWare producer Rich Vogel to head development at new studio
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Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
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
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers
Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

The batsman has grown disillusioned after England’s Ashes debacle and allegations linking him to the Pietersen affair
Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
Adam Gemili interview: 'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

After a year touched by tragedy, Adam Gemili wants to become the sixth Briton to run a sub-10sec 100m
Calls for a military mental health 'quality mark'

Homeless Veterans campaign

Expert calls for military mental health 'quality mark'
Racton Man: Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman

Meet Racton Man

Analysis shows famous skeleton was a 6ft Bronze Age superman
Garden Bridge: St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters

Garden Bridge

St Paul’s adds to £175m project’s troubled waters
Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament: An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel

Stuff your own Christmas mouse ornament

An evening class in taxidermy with a festive feel
Joint Enterprise: The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice

Joint Enterprise

The legal doctrine which critics say has caused hundreds of miscarriages of justice
Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum: Objects of Desire

Freud and Eros

Love, Lust and Longing at the Freud Museum