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New software will focus on three main areas: better multitasking, access to apps and quicker set-up for first-time smart TV users

HP to launch music service in Europe

Hewlett-Packard, the world's biggest maker of PCs, will launch a digital music service across key European markets today, hoping to benefit from consumers' rising appetite for new types of music download services.

HP unveils new PCs

Hewlett-Packard is releasing a host of new laptops and netbooks as the technology giant looks to build on its recent momentum in the personal computer market.

The Magnificent Seven for whom life has changed forever

John Walsh couldn’t sleep the night his lottery numbers came up. Having checked them on Teletext at 3am on Sunday he thought it wise to make sure he was not dreaming by waking his family.

IT workers share £45m Euromillions win

A group of IT workers from Liverpool have won a £45.5 million share of the Euromillions jackpot, sources said today.

3D printers: Super models

They can make detailed replicas of anything from your unborn child to an active volcano in moments. So, asks Tim Walker, how long will it be before there's a 3D printer on every desk?

Hewlett-Packard's 850 UK job cuts anger unions

Union leaders accused the Government of failing Britain's manufacturing industry yesterday after Hewlett-Packard announced plans to outsource nearly 850 factory jobs from Scotland to the Czech Republic.

Laptop batteries recalled due to fire hazard

Hewlett-Packard is recalling thousands of rechargeable battery packs sold worldwide and used in laptop computers due to a potential fire hazard .

IBM deal steps up attack on Cisco

Brocade Communications Systems is deepening its ties with a powerful ally, IBM, forging a new distribution deal for internet routers and switches at a time when bigger rival Cisco Systems is straining some of its old relationships.

Consumer Rights: On a wing and a prayer with holiday vouchers

A long wait for reimbursement from Thomas Cook ... A faulty laptop from Currys and the 'red herring' of warranties ... Freeholders fall out over service charges

Cisco takes on IBM and HP with 'blade server' plans

Cisco Systems wants a bigger chunk of the corporate computing market, and plans to start selling servers in competition with old partners like Hewlett-Packard and IBM.

The future's bright, the future's the mobile internet

Orange's top man in the UK talks to Mark Leftly

From geeky to glamorous: Gadgets for her

Designers are tapping into the market for female-friendly gadgets – such as netbooks – that fit in a handbag. Rachel Shields reports

Online theatre: All the web's a stage

Fancy a night in with the games console? Or is seeing a play a more appealing option? Rob Sharp reports on the theatre company that lets you do both – at the same time
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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
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Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
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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
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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
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

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Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

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Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

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In times like these, the EU has far more dangerous adversaries than Syriza, says Patrick Cockburn
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Holocaust Memorial Day

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