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App maker Rovio's website hacked after documents released by Edward Snowden suggested spy services had targeted game's users to extract data

The 10 Best commuter gear

From light bags to a little light reading, these accessories are just the ticket to make the daily slog to work less painful

New iPhone apps read blood alcohol levels and hail taxis

Simple to use breathalyser gadgets will help combat drink driving

iOS 7: Release date, new features and how to download

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system includes a massive visual overhaul, but there's plenty of new features under the hood too

Samsung refuse to slow down: Galaxy Gear 2 rumoured for January 2014

Next generation of the Gear smartwatch should fix the failings of the original

World’s first ethical smartphone unveiled – and the pre-orders flood in

Fairphone’s maker uses minerals from ‘conflict-free’ mines and looks after its workers. It will be on show in London this week

Can you crack a code? If so, you could join GCHQ

Cheltenham listening post is setting an online challenge to find the next generation of codebreakers

Phil Schiller talks about the pricing of their new products, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C reaction: New budget device could be trump card Apple need

5S set to become a popular handset due to fingerprint technology but 5C is key

Apple’s Phil Schiller introduces the iPhones 5S

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C first look: Apple unveils faster smartphone – and a cheaper one too

iPhone gets a little brother as flagship product powers up

Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 creates new mobile elite

64GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, 1.9GHz quad-core processor... The Note III is more computer than smartphone.

Curved OLEDs and MultiView tech: the best TVs from IFA 2013

Screen size continues to get bigger and bigger, but the Berlin-based consumer electronics fair still offered up some other surprises

BBC updates their iPlayer app for Android: Download now & keep for 30 days

Changes will allow for offline viewing of BBC's audio and video content.

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch offers wireless charging and an always-on screen

Latest wearable device from the IFA electronics fair will act as a second screen for smartphones.

Samsung believes its Galaxy Gear watch will 'lead a new trend in smart mobile communications'

Galaxy Gear: Samsung unveils new smartwatch

The company believes its new invention will set a new trend in wearable tech

Undeniable charm: the Nokia Lumia

Honest charm: the Ikea of the phone world

A week with... Nokia Lumia 625

Sony's detachable smartphone lenses aim to rejuvenate mobile photography

The QX-10 and QX-100 use connected smartphones for a viewfinder, but might be too niche for widespread adoption.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee